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IBM Invention Aims To Fix Cloud Bottlenecks

IBM says it's devised a method for avoiding cloud performance problems by dynamically managing network bandwidth in cloud computing environments.

The rising popularity of cloud computing hasn’t come without major growing pains, and inventors at IBM have emerged from the lab with what they claim is a potential elixir to one such ailment.

In attempting to relieve the increasing bottlenecks and performance issues plaguing cloud applications, IBM inventors have come up with a method for dynamically managing network bandwidth in cloud environments. The invention, dubbed Dynamically Provisioning Virtual Machines, automatically determines the best way for users to access cloud computing resources based on the availability of network bandwidth.

The way it works is this: As the virtual machines that serve as gateways to cloud services become overtaxed by growing numbers of users requesting access, thus constraining applications, IBM’s new methodology reassigns workloads from one system node to another based on bandwidth requirements and availability. The result, IBM says, is the removal of a major roadblock to cloud efficiency.

Read the rest of the article at Network Computing.

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