After the recent patches to AWS for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, SolarWinds documents some of the substantial impacts on the public cloud provider. While CPUs were hit hard, perhaps the most important impact was on overall latency.
In the fallout of the Meltdown and Spectre flaw disclosures, we’re beginning to see various tools role out updates to help alert admins to needed patches. Runecast Analyzer is the latest to offer such insights.
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.