Don’t lose sight of the big picture with benchmarks

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From VMware’s Eric Horschman, The benchmarks are here, but don’t lose sight of the big picture: If you’re considering virtualization, make intelligent use of the performance data that VMware, our partners and our competitors are providing, but don’t get overly enamored with the benchmarks.  The bigger picture that includes the reliability, management scalability and security Read more...

Reports from TSX Europe

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photo: Viktor van der Berg [Updated!] Initial reports are in from VMware TSX, being held in Nice, France this week. Alessandro Perilli of virtualization.info: Live from VMware TSX 2007 – part 1 Live from VMware TSX 2007 – part 2 Mike Laverick of rtfm-ed.co.uk: TSX-EMEA on Monday TSX-EMEA: General Session TSX-EMEA: ESX Storage virtualisation insights Read more...

Response to ‘Load Testing a Virtual Web Application’

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A recent virtualization performance test claimed a high performance overhead for a virtualized web application compared to a physical system. Unfortunately, the test was not an apples-to-apples comparison. Here VMware points out some of the problems with this test configuration and gives some guidance how the benchmark might be improved. Response to the article "Load Read more...

Kick off TSX with this Mike Laverick (RTFM) interview

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VMware TSX (Technical Solutions Exchange) starts tomorrow, April 3, in Nice, France. VMware’s Robert Dell’Immagine will be on the ground surveying the technical community.  Eric Sloof kicks us off with this recorded interview with Mike Laverick of RTFM Education: Today I had an interview with Mike Laverick. He is the owner of  RTFM Education. On Read more...