Quant development: Virtualization Increase overall latency in trade life cycle ?

(Last Updated On: July 27, 2011)

Virtualization Increase overall latency in trade life cycle ?

One study in US shows that If you implement Virtualization on Trading server It increase Latency up to as 44 microsecond (87 microsecond round-trip )


Virtualization, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system. When you create something out of something latency would come.


Virtualization is not to be used in an environment where time factor is highly critical. Virtualization is required for optimal usage of IT resources.


everyone in this group know the basics of virtualization But No one know INSIDE Story.My Discussion is all about Inside as i allready mention for each & every implementation under Virtualization cause 87 microsecond delay I am 100% sure most of them out their do not know this fact.So please Do Not Mind but give some inside views ONLY……….

I had given the real reason of delay. While you had given the data. For four and half years I have worked as software engineer in NetApp “The storage Company” , NetApp is a partner of Vmware for development of Virtualized storage. I know exactly why the delay is there and why Virtualization in current form should not be implemented in mission critical appilications. I was just trying to keep it simple. In present form Every study and testing of virtualization will generate the delay data. If anybody is interested in specific technical reason, then please let me know.

Just NO virtualization on time-critical infrastructure. Bare-bone hardware servers with plenty of extra RAM/CPU/Bandwidth to cope with any activity peak. Everything else just runs find on VMs.



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