After VMware (working on VMmark), IBM and Intel (working on vConsolidate) and SPEC (working on a standard), also the popular Center for Internet Security (CIS) is developing a benchmarking platform for virtualization.
But while others focus on perfomances, CIS aims at security measurements, like it already does with several operating systems (from Windows to AIX), network devices (like Cisco routers) and back-end servers (from Oracle Database to Microsoft Exchange Server).
CIS said these benchmarks will be focused on most common platforms, but didn’t provide further details at the moment.
CIS works through a consensus process, which is open to everyone.
Who is interested in partecipating can write directly to John Banghart, Director of Benchmark Services.