Comparing IIS 7 performance to IIS 6

I've always been a bit of a geek for performance analysis and testing. There is just something about squeezing every last drop of performance out of an environment that I find a very interesting challenge. With IIS 7 now taking over the crown of being the flagship version of Microsoft's webserver from IIS 6, I was very keen to read the Microsoft.com Operations Performance Analysis of IIS 7.0/Windows Server 2008 as there are but a handful websites in the world that get higher user traffic. Of key interest was that using IIS 7 the Microsoft operations team were able to service 31.4% more HTTP requests than on IIS 6, and this all using the same hardware. Definitely worth the read!

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