When Windows Server 2012 became available to our customers earlier this year, we asked ESG Labs to conduct an independent evaluation of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V running SQL Server 2012 tier-1 workloads in a virtualized environment and report on their findings. We were thrilled to see the results, which demonstrated significant improvements in performance, scalability and the ability to reduce TCO. This was coupled with extremely low virtualization overheard.
You can review the 16 page full and 2 page summary reports for yourself at our Virtualizing Enterprise Applications site, where you can also find the results of all our previous enterprise workload testing as well.
See the full blog post and details at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/11/08/windows-server-2012-hyper-v-delivers-on-scalability-and-performance-for-virtualized-enterprise-applications.aspx.