Designing data centers with adequate performance and at the right scale is a difficult task. The load in terms of network and CPU utilization is hard to estimate without appropriate tools. In this paper we introduce a data center performance estimation system which can support planning data centers and application deployments. The tool takes data center topologies and applications and calculates the load expected on the server and networking infrastructure. To quickly produce results, the data center evaluator uses linear programming.
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