More Memory = More virtualisation capabilities

October 14, 2010 // 6:47 a.m.

Independent research shows the effect that physical memory provision has on performance of virtualised servers

Sunbury-on-Thames – October 13, 2010 -- Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Company, the independent world leader in memory products, commissioned Binary Testing, a UK-based independent testing lab, to determine how memory provision affects performance on virtualised servers. The special report also examines the dramatic impact that physical memory provision can have when implementing virtualisation technology.

The research looked at the difference in performance between two identical servers, one running with 2GB and the other with 32GB of physical memory running VMWare ESX Server. Each server, or Virtual Machine, was installed with VMWare Tools, so they could take advantage of ESX Server’s internal optimising functions.

The study concluded several points. A: For 2GB, the only memory configuration the server could support without any memory management coming into play, was a single virtual machine. B: On web server tests accuracy of transactions increased stating 32GB system never exceeded 0.5 per cent of failed transactions. Please see attached survey for range of tests and results.

“Virtualisation allows business to ‘do more with less'," comments Bernd Dombrowsky, EMEA Inside Sales Director, Kingston Technology, “offering better utilisation of existing systems, allowing multiple virtual machines to share the physical resources of a single, or even several combined servers."

With the increasing use of Virtualisation among many large corporations, leading global companies are choosing non-OEM memory right from the beginning as part of the specs when purchasing brand new systems and saving themselves significant costs.

“Third Party memory offers a possibility of achieving equal performance at significantly lower cost in comparison to OEM memory,” says Bernd Dombrowsky, EMEA Inside Sales Director, Kingston Technology.

The full research can be viewed at www.think-kingston.com/ and click to register.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand,India,Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com/europe

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