`Cloud computing has quickly climbed to popularity as a highly effective solution for helping businesses reduce IT costs and align technology with company operations. In addition, the cloud’s foundation of virtualization, automation and orchestration enables flexibility, scalability and efficiency at a fraction of the cost of traditional IT infrastructure setups. While virtualization represents a way to increase utilization and decrease infrastructure costs, it is not a panacea. Virtualization hypervisors provide visibility and management capabilities for virtual operating systems, but also can create a performance tax. For many operations, the performance limitations of the hypervisor layer are not impactful to the application, but there are some application architectures that demand higher levels of data throughout.