Time Synchronization in the Cloud


Synchronizing clocks in the cloud, especially for virtual machines, is way beyond the capabilities of ordinary synchronization methods. Tests show that virtual machines in the cloud relying on NTPd can fall off the reference time by tens of minutes over a single day. Even bare metal cloud platforms are significantly…

The business case for being time protocol agnostic.


Time Synchronization and Distribution is a business critical issue but it is easy to become bogged down in arcane technology/marketing controversies.  One of those controversies is over the choice between low level network protocols used to deliver time to application server computers.  The most widely used time synchronization protocol in…