Not too be outdone by all the new and amazing vSphere 6 features, there are a number of scale and performance enhancements within the vSphere 6 platform that should be highlighted.

This new whitepaper details not only the new features and scale, but the results of the most recent performance measurements around them.


– VMware vCenter Server Appliance feature and performance parity
– Virtual Machines scale up to 128 vCPU, 4TB RAM for the largest enterprise workloads
– Complete optimization of the vSphere storage stack too support flash and NVMe
– Network IO Control v3 with reservations for guests and tenants
– 40GbE improvements around throughout and reduction of compute costs

I hope you are as excited as I am about this release. vSphere 6 enables the virtualization of all your enterprise workloads with confidence.

Document: What’s New in VMware vSphere 6 Performance

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Mark Achtemichuk

Mark Achtemichuk currently works as a Staff Engineer within VMware’s R&D Operations and Central Services Performance team, focusing on education, benchmarking, collaterals and performance architectures.  He has also held various performance focused field, specialist and technical marketing positions within VMware over the last 7 years.  Mark is recognized as an industry expert and holds a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX#50) certification, one of less than 250 worldwide. He has worked on engagements with Fortune 50 companies, served as technical editor for many books and publications and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry events.  Mark is a blogger and has been recognized as a VMware vExpert from 2013 to 2016.  He is active on Twitter at @vmMarkA where he shares his knowledge of performance with the virtualization community. His experience and expertise from infrastructure to application helps customers ensure that performance is no longer a barrier, perceived or real, to virtualizing and operating an organization's software defined assets.