Server Virtualization Performance Test Results Released
Automated web load and stress testing software developer, Web Performance (WPI), has released its latest investigative research on the leading virtualization software, VMware ESX Server 3.
Server virtualization is considered one of the most significant changes in IT operations in the past decade, making it possible to manage groups of servers with a greater degree of reliability at a lower cost. For some IT operations managers, however, questions remain about how much overhead virtualization adds. In addition, how much slower does a single web application run in a virtualized server compared to a regular, non-virtualized server? The latest performance report from Web Performance takes a look at a typical PHP-based web application, and measures the performance both with and without virtualization in the premier virtualization product VMWare ESX.