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IBM Optimizes OpenStack Cloud Performance

The resource allows users to define policies that regulate how OpenStack allocates resources to different workloads. It takes advantage of virtualization live migration features to optimize resource scheduling in real time, and provides extensions to the Nova scheduler that is part of OpenStack itself.

In addition, “a versatile SQL-like query language” is available through the Platform Resource Scheduler “that allows cloud administrators to match workloads to resources in a more precise manner, presenting the opportunity to improve hardware utilization and service levels,” according to IBM.