Zeus Technology, the only software-based application traffic management company, today announced the results of a performance test on VMware vSphere™ 4.
Compared to the performance of Zeus Traffic Manager software running directly on standard hardware, the Zeus Virtual Appliance offered outstanding results. The Zeus software on VMware vSphere™ 4 out-performed the native hardware by 15 - 20% in some tests, while achieving at least 85% - 90% in every test case.
The tests considered network-limited activities (requests-per-second, bandwidth and caching performance) and CPU-limited activities (Secure Socket Layer performance). Compared to VMware ESX 3.5, VMware vSphere™ 4 was on average 25% faster in all network tests.
David Day, CTO, Zeus Technology, comments: “We have recently undertaken some rigorous testing on VMware vSphere™ 4 and have achieved outstanding results. These tests demonstrate the Zeus Virtual Appliance software on VMware vSphere™ 4, can deliver a much higher performance than is required by the vast majority of websites, even during peak periods. The analysis provides further evidence that using Zeus in a Virtualized environment to handle load-balancing and application traffic management is achievable without the need to compromise on performance.”
“VMware provides the ideal infrastructure for customers to efficiently run their business-critical applications and for technology partners like Zeus, to deploy complementary solutions for application traffic management in the form of virtual appliances,” said Shekar Ayyar, vice president, infrastructure alliances, VMware. “This new benchmark from Zeus further validates that applications can run with superior performance in VMware Virtualized environments.”
The performance figures were obtained using Zeus software running on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server equipped with an Intel(R) Quad-core Xeon(r) E5450 processor.
About Zeus Technology
Zeus software (zeus.com) enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, the BBC, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, PLAY.COM, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure.
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