A recent benchmarking test performed by DeepStorage.net found VMware's vSphere hypervisor platform outperforms Microsoft Hyper-V in data input and output functions, Network Computing reports.
The test took place on the same hardware platform, and used the native iSCSI initiator designated for each hypervisor. Furthermore, the test included multipath support for both platforms. In the end, vSphere was capable of handling 23 percent more input and output operations per second. This amounted to 733 functions for Hyper-V and 955 for vSphere.
By using a multiple workload benchmarking tactic, the test was designed to shed light on how the hypervisors would perform in real-life data I/O operations. As a result, it concluded that vSphere is equipped to handle more virtual machines than Microsoft's Hyper-V. This resolution is furthered by the trial's aim to evaluate the hypervisors' ability to handle multiple requests from a number of virtual machines.
According to a recent report from the DABCC, vSphere is also a good platform for running backup systems on a powered down server. The report said vSphere users can deploy distributed power management on vSphere to run just enough power to backup systems while shutting down all unnecessary servers on the machine.