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Companies need to push application performance

by on23 January 2018

Cloud expert says Spectre and Meltdown requires company effort for a long time

While Intel still is unable to get a patch out to fix Spectre and Meltdown, companies need to sort out their managing application performance, a cloud expert has warned.

Turbonomic Tech Evangelist Eric Wright said that Spectre and Meltdown were still a nasty rash businesses need to purge. But the original patch was causing computers to reboot, and now Intel is, again, working on a fix for the problem. New patches will cause performance degradation, so businesses have to be proactive when managing application performance.

Wright said that performance issues that occur as a result of patching the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities would be a challenge for many organisations over the coming weeks and months.

“Companies are already reporting performance impacts after patching on-premises and cloud infrastructure, and preparing for an increase in public cloud bills since it will now take more time to process the same amount of data”, he said.

“While there are no common metrics available yet, based on what we see in the market there is a real and impactful reduction in performance”, he said.

In addition to optimising workloads for both cost and performance, IT teams need to have modelling and planning capabilities can help to measure the impact of changes to use and performance.

This enables organisations to be proactive about performance impacts as they take the necessary measures to ensure their environments are secure, Wright said.

Last modified on 23 January 2018
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