Arista White Paper: Myth About Microbursts


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Microbursts are traffic patterns where traffic arrives in small bursts. While almost all network traffic is bursty to some extent, storage traffic usually has large bursts when transferring data. Applications in financial trading environments or in Web2.0 environments with Memcached servers can have very small burst sizes. Such microbursts usually last only a few microseconds and are hard to detect using standard network management tools that sample data rates over a few minutes.

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