Bull’s novascale bullion™ server, running under VMware, has been ranked as the fastest in the world in February according to the international SPECvirt_sc201 benchmark. Supporting 168 virtual machines (VMs) on a single server, bullion has proved itself to be more than twice as powerful as its nearest competitor, and even more efficient, with fewer disks and less memory.
The SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark is used to evaluate the overall performance of servers used in the consolidation of virtualized machines. To do this, SPECvirt_sc2010 measures the end-to-end performance of all the infrastructure elements involved.
The results of this benchmark clearly demonstrates bullion’s extreme qualities of robustness and power, positioning it as the current ‘one to beat’ when it comes to virtualized environments running under VMware, the market leader. The test also features extremely high standards in terms of service quality, and is now considered to the most comprehensive way of measuring the overall quality of virtualization platforms.
The bullion server was specifically designed by Bull to support the virtualization of critical enterprise applications. The world’s first system to natively integrate VMware technology, novascale bullion makes it possible to run multiple critical applications in parallel, on a single machine. Taken together, these characteristics mean that bullion is the ideal platform for building ‘Private Cloud’ type computing infrastructures.
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