Better never than late: meeting deadlines in datacenter networks


The soft real-time nature of large scale web applications in today's datacenters, combined with their distributed workflow, leads to deadlines being associated with the datacenter application traffic. A network flow is useful, and contributes to application throughput and operator revenue if, and only if, it completes within its deadline. Today's transport… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2018436.2018443
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