Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

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    The performance parity between bare-metal and virtualized servers is an accepted fact today. But what about the most demanding applications, such as monster virtual machines running databases and transaction processing applications? Experiments in this paper demonstrate that vSphere 6.0 virtual machines run out of the box at 90% of the performance of native systems even for the most demanding workloads at the highest throughput levels.