Higher virtualization performance means higher consolidation ratio, and thus translates in most cases in immediate cost savings: you need fewer servers, which allows you to save on energy, hardware costs, and manpower to maintain and install those servers. Performance is a much more important factor in the decision process when it comes to virtualizing the datacenter. So while a higher TPC or SPECjbb score will seldom result in happier users and cost savings, a higher VMmark score should almost always do that… in theory.
VMmark scores investigated
Posted on Monday, May 11 2009 @ 04:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech investigates whether businesses should take VMmark scores into account when buying new hardware. You can read it over here.