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Today, VMware’s CTO Steve Herrod, addressed the 20,000+ attendees at VMworld and announced that VMware has out done itself again by providing a virtualization platform more than capable of supporting even the most demanding and I/O intensive mission critical applications. One impressive performance study that Steve highlighted in his keynote was the 1 Million IOPS from a Single VM study just recently completed by the performance engineering team here at VMware.

The vSphere 5.1 One Million IOPS study demonstrates the awesome I/O performance capabilities of vSphere 5.1. Unlike the previous study performed with vSphere 5.0 that demonstrated One Million IOPS from a single host, the new study showcases One Million IOPS from a single vSphere 5.1 virtual machine. It is also impressive that the single virtual machine used to accomplish this astonishing amount of I/O was just a 8 vCPUs, 48GB vSphere 5.1 virtual machine running on a physical server with just 16 CPU threads. This is significantly more efficient than others that have attempted One Million IOPS from a single virtual machine. Check out the vCritical article to see how this study stacks up with the others.

I/O Performance wasn’t the only highlight of the vSphere 5.1 release. Check out the What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 Performance white paper for an overview of many of the new performance features and improvements in vSphere 5.1

What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Performance

Other vSphere 5.1 White Papers published today
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Networking
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Platform
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Storage

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