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vSphere Performance: The story behind my new book

I’m very happy to announce that my new book called VMware vSphere Performance, along with co-authors Rynardt Spies and Christopher Kusek, has been released! It’s available right now on Kindle format and the hard copy will be available on May 12th! The book is focused on providing guidance for how to design vSphere to get the best performance out of your virtual machines.  I wanted the book to be more than a paperback version of vSphere’s own performance best practices

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Microsoft responds to VMware performance benchmark report

VMware recently commissioned a study comparing performance between vSphere 5 and Hyper-V 2.0 SP1.  The study involves virtual machines running a database simulation workload with 24 VMs (without memory overcommit) and 30 VMs (with memory overcommit).  The results show that VMware vSphere outperforms Hyper-V in each scenario. The original performance report can be found here (opens a PDF): http://www.principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/VMware/vsphere5density0811.pdf Microsoft posted a response to the report, but strangely they did not post it on a TechNet blog or other Microsoft

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