VMmark 1.1.1 Released

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VMmark 1.1.1 was released earlier this week to address a few minor bugs in VMmark 1.1. In addition, we have been working closely with the members of the VMmark review panel and other partners to improve the data gathering necessary for a benchmark review. To that end, we have automated several data gathering tasks and Read more...

Database performance shines on vSphere 4

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VMware recently released a whitepaper Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware® vSphere™ that shows why vSphere 4 is an excellent platform for performance-critical database applications.  The paper details performance experiments using an OLTP workload against an Oracle database. Results show that even at very high loads, benchmark thoughput is  85% of native on vSphere 4. Read more...

Database Sizing Charts for vSphere 4.0

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Many of our customers have databases running on proprietary hardware that is approaching end of life. Often these databases are not considered as candidates for virtualization due to the fact that they are running on larger systems with more sockets while x86 systems have fewer cores and virtual machines often have even lower vCPU limits. Read more...