Performance Study: Eliminating Network Hair-Pinning with VMware NSX- #VMware

Todd Muirhead, Staff Engineer, with Performance Engineering at VMware discussed how NSX eliminates network hair-pinning and the associated performance gains measured on enterprise applications and databases. Todd describes how the handling of network traffic differs with VMware Distributed Switch compared with NSX. For deeper dives into this technology see the below VMWorld 2017 sessions:
Extreme Performance Series: Optimize & Increase Performance of Mission/Business Critical Architectures Using VMware NSX and vRealize Network Insight

Reducing Latency in Enterprise Applications Caused by Hair-Pinning with VMware NSX

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