Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


A Scalable Approach to Virtual Switching

The seamless scaling of a vSwitch in relation to changing platform workloads running in VMs/containers in real-time can be difficult, particularly when the workloads and the vSwitch are independent entities. Typically a user/orchestrator must somehow provision vSwitch cores on-the-fly or even over-provision these cores up-front, in order to ensure the vSwitch can handle the traffic going to and from these workloads at any given time. This talk introduces an approach/approaches to vSwitching that distributes the vSwitching work alongside worker cores, and as a result automatically scales with the amount of work being done on the platform. The approach is likely to be superior to existing approaches in terms of compute cost.


Ciara Loftus
Bruce Richardson