I have been using VM Workstation for a while, hobby projects mostly. However, now I'd like to build a drupal-based image DB system, and this legacy Win2003 is the only server available. There are already several applications running on it and virtual machine seems to be the only solution.
Last time I checked, there is an about 10% performance loss while running my programs in VM Workstation. And those are only small programs while my future server is suppose to be dealing with 2TB of high resolution photos. It is a internal DB so concurrent requests should not be a big problem, but I am not so confident about the I/O performance.
Do anyone has any similar experience on this?