Registered: Jan 2009
07-23-12 01:11 PM
Quote from amazingIndustry:
...because they are demo or is this your general business policy?
Do you have a link to get some info on pricing for your services?
I don't know what your issue is with me but following me around and posting aggrevating comments is getting really old.
You clearly don't know much about virtualization if you are asking or implying that a VM is only slower because it's in a demo environment.
To answer your question, bare metal will always be faster. The hypervisor takes up some system resources as well as introduces some latency. If you were to benchmark two identical systems, one bare metal and one with any flavor hypervisor (vmware, citrix, Xen) the bare metal box would always be slightly faster.
Regarding proprietary info installed to a demo VM, they are equally as safe as production. I just say that so that #1 there is no confusion going forward about who's property is who's and #2 if you are getting a demo it should be for testing compatibility and connectivity, not for programming & development.