Home > Blogs > VMware VROOM! Blog > Author Archives: Paula Smith

Author Archives: Paula Smith

About Paula Smith

Paula Smith is a Staff Engineer on the Performance Engineering team at VMware. An experienced benchmark developer, her first project at VMware was VMwark. She helped found and chair the SPEC.org Virtualization Subcommittee and led the development of SPECvirt_sc2010 and SPECvirt_sc2013. She's since joined SPEC's Cloud Subcommittee to work on the release of SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016; and currently chairs the committee. A proponent of the level playing field in benchmarking, she serves as VMware's primary SPEC representative and was elected to SPEC's board of directors.

Capturing the Flag for Cloud IaaS Performance with VMware’s vSphere 6.5 and VIO 3.1 on Dell PowerEdge Servers

This week SPEC has published a new SPEC CloudTM IaaS 2016 result for a private cloud configuration built using VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 (VIO 3.1) and Dell PowerEdge Servers. Working with VMware, Dell has pushed their lead in cloud performance even further. This time, the primary metric produced was a Scalability score of 78.5 @ 72 Application Instances (468 VMs). The Elasticity score was 87.4%.

VMware and Dell are active participants in SPEC and have contributed to the development of its industry standard benchmarks including SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016. Both organizations strongly support SPEC’s mission to provide a set of fair and realistic metrics on which to differentiate modern systems and technologies.

Continue reading