Mirador: An Active Control Plane for Datacenter Storage


Jake Wires and Andrew Warfield, Coho Data


This paper describes Mirador, a dynamic placement service implemented as part of an enterprise scale-out storage product. Mirador is able to encode multidimensional placement goals relating to the performance, failure response, and workload adaptation of the storage system. Using approaches from dynamic constraint satisfaction, Mirador migrates both data and client network connections in order to continuously adapt and improve the configuration of the storage system.

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@inproceedings {202328,
author = {Jake Wires and Andrew Warfield},
title = {Mirador: An Active Control Plane for Datacenter Storage},
booktitle = {15th {USENIX} Conference on File and Storage Technologies ({FAST} 17)},
year = {2017},
isbn = {978-1-931971-36-2},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
pages = {213--228},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/fast17/technical-sessions/presentation/wires},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},