16,000 Exchange Mailboxes, 1 Server

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We recently finished a large Exchange 2007 capacity test on VMware ESX Server 3.5. How large? Well, larger than anything ever done before on a single server. And we did it from start to finish in about two weeks. We did this test because we have felt for a while that advances in processor and Read more...

VMI performance benefits

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One of the hallmarks of VMware has been its continuous innovation. With every new release VMware adds exciting new features to its products. But there are also lots of changes in each release that may not be as obvious, but are still quite important. Performance improvements often fall into this category. One such feature that Read more...

SPECweb2005 Performance on VMware ESX Server 3.5

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I got a chance to attend the VMworld 2007 conference in San Francisco a little over three months ago. During the conference, many of my Performance group colleagues and I had the opportunity to speak with a number of customers from various segments of industry. They all seem to love VMware products and are fully Read more...

Scalable Storage Performance with VMware ESX Server 3.5

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We at VMware often get questions about how aggressively physical systems can be consolidated. Scalability on heavily-consolidated systems is not just a nice feature of VMware ESX Server, but is a requirement to support demanding applications in modern datacenters. With the launch of VI3 with ESX Server 3.5 we’ve further improved the efficiency of our Read more...

Sun Improves Upon Their Debut VMmark Result

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Our partners at Sun have just published an improved result for the Sun Blade X8440. This latest test was run with VMware ESX Server 3.5 and demonstrates a 5% improvement over their original VMware ESX Server 3.0.2 result using a nearly identical configuration. Both benchmark disclosure reports can be found at the VMmark results page. Read more...