Dell commissioned Principled Technologies (PT) to compare virtualized online transaction processing (OLTP) performance of two server-and-storage solutions: Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 server with EqualLogic™ storage and HP ProLiant DL385 G5 server with HP StorageWorks EVA 4400 storage.* Below are the key findings:

  • The PowerEdge R710 and EqualLogic storage supported 22.2 percent more virtual machines.
  • The PowerEdge R710 and EqualLogic storage had a 21.4 percent performance-per-watt advantage.

* DVD Store Version 2 (DS2) test tool was used for this comparison.