Windows Server 2012: 985,000 IOPS from a single Hyper-V VM!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 12.06.2012 at 22:17

Day one of TechEd North America saw something very spectacular.

During Satya Nadella’s keynote were a series of fascinating demos – here are a few that I especially liked that you should not miss:

985,000 IOPS from a single Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM

  • 4000 random IOs, Queue depth: 32, with 40 concurrent threads
  • At the same time, VMware maxes out at just 300,000 IOPs per VM, VMware needs 6 virtual machines to achieve the same feat!

Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) – File copies of 1 GigaByte per second

  • Yes, copy a 10 GB file in 10 seconds – ODX is a SAN technology that works with Windows Server 2012

Other notable demos during the keynote.

  • Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Hyper-V
  • Runbook Automation with Hyper-V replica using PowerShell
  • Extending an on-premise private cloud to a service provider
  • 64 virtual processors inside a single virtual machine!

Click here to watch the keynote!

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5 Responses to Windows Server 2012: 985,000 IOPS from a single Hyper-V VM!

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  2. @grepnick Don't mistake the hypervisor for the mgmt partition. 985,000 IOPS in one VM says HV does more than match ESXi http://t.co/HWd2uL7R

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