The new benchmarking system VMware is developing to measure and compare different virtualization platforms, VMmark, is now in beta.
To declare so is the company performance team from its new dedicated blog: VROOM!
Unfortunately at the moment there is nothing in particular to download, except the introductory whitepaper: VMmark: A Reliable Benchmarking System to Measure Virtual Machines Performances.
Developing a wide accepted performances measurement system is not easy, requiring recognition from partners and competitors.
So while a comment from players like Microsoft, SWsoft, Sun and others is waited, VMware is working to develop VMmark as a SPEC endorsed standard.
Meanwhile Intel and IBM, who are SPEC members as well, announced theirs plan to develop an independent benchmarking system.