In order to provide a better understanding for virtualization performance, this study describes specific application performance in a virtualized environment. The servers used in this study are the Dell PowerEdge™ R820 with Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 series processors, Dell PowerEdge R720 with Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, the previous generation Dell PowerEdge R710 with Intel Xeon X5600 series processors, and the Dell PowerEdge 2950 9

th generation rack servers with Intel Xeon 5400 series processors.