Scott Drummonds on Virtualization

Microsoft 2.0

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A few months ago I was enjoying fine food and drink with friends when I uttered something I immediately regretted: “I do not feel Microsoft is any longer relevant in the enterprise.”

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SQL Server Performance Problems Not Due to VMware


[First re-post of an old favorite.  This document is my most popular blog entry from the communities.]

Microsoft SQL Server runs at better than 80% of native on VI3 in most benchmarked environments. In production environments, and under loads that model those conditions, SQL Server runs at 90-95% of native on ESX 3.5. I can say this with confidence despite a large amount of the industry’s skepticism because I’ve spent so much time on SQL Server in the past half year. I’d like to share some of my research on the subject and observations with you.

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