Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors With AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Deliver Increased Scalability and Performance for Virtualized Citrix XenApp on XenServer
Source: Advanced Micro Devices
As an increasingly common method for creating flexible IT infrastructures, virtualization helps organizations respond to rapidly changing business requirements while helping to keep costs low. Server consolidation and virtualized application delivery are two areas where virtualization creates flexibility and scalability by increasing user density and reducing the number of physical servers. RAM and processor power are key metrics in determining how many Virtual Machines (VMs) can be hosted on a single physical server. For heavily utilized workloads such as XenApp servers, CPU performance plays a critical role as the system scales to support large numbers of users.