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Evaluating the ESX4 Hypervisor and VM Density Advantage

In this Technology Validation, Taneja Group reviews the effective performance of VMware ESX 4, Hyper-V R2 (RC) and XenServer 5.5 hypervisors.  Based on our hands-on testing, VMware's ESX4 hypervisor continues to carry a marked advantage in VM density - the number of guest VMs a hypervisor can effectively host - versus the competition.  Our conclusion, VMware has a VM density advantage of 1.8:1 versus the competition, or can effectively virtualize 80% more guests, even under what we think are conditions representing aggressive workloads.  As we've reviewed before, this advantage translates into a lower total cost of acquisition for the VMware virtual infrastructure, making VMware as much as 5% to 29% cheaper than the competition.

Publish date: 09/11/09

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