Condusiv Technologies New V-locity VM Acceleration Software
Spearheads IT Industry Campaign to Manage the Unexpected I/O Explosion Without the
Cost of Additional Storage Hardware
Rigorous benchmark testing released. openBench Lab's extensive evaluation shows
V-locity® 4 increases Virtual Machine I/O performance over 50%, improving
storage efficiency throughput while decreasing I/O bottlenecks. Condusiv
sponsors Leading IT market research and advisory firm White Paper examining the
rise of Virtualization, The Cloud, and the I/O Bottleneck.
Burbank, Calif., December 17, 2012 –
formerly Diskeeper Corporation, the leader in high-performance software
optimizing technology, people and businesses, today is announcing the results
of rigorous benchmark testing of its recently released
4, Virtual Machine (VM) Acceleration software for VMware and Microsoft
Hyper-V virtual platforms.
Condusiv Technologies' goal is to use its 31 years of expertise in high
performance software development and customer experience to help educate
the IT industry on the rapidly worsening Input/Output (I/O) bottleneck in
Virtualized enterprises. The objective is to focus on I/O bottleneck impact
on storage hardware, how to best optimize I/O, eliminate I/O bottlenecks and
how to realize full return on investment (ROI). Condusiv Technologies is
also presenting a sponsored white paper by Leading IT market research and
advisory firm IDC, entitled Managing the I/O Explosion Without Additional
Virtualization helps enterprises optimize resource utilization while offering
near-instant provisioning, better hardware utilization and environmental savings.
However, to realize the full return on investments in virtualization, IT
operations must address a rapidly worsening Input/Output (I/O) bottleneck and
its impact on storage hardware.
Storage density is advancing at a 60% compound annual rate, but I/O throughput
for disk drives and access speeds has failed to keep pace, growing at just a
10% CAGR. As a result, the reading and writing of data has become a serious
bottleneck gating application performance. The problem gets exponentially worse
in Virtual Infrastructures (VI's) utilizing network storage (SAN/NAS) where
resources are shared across a common storage system. Here, inefficient I/O by
a server or VM is compounded, impacting all the other servers and VMs.
Until now organizations have been limited and locked up in IT solution choices
to purchase more storage hardware to solve the I/O bottleneck problem.
V-locity 4 VM acceleration software from Condusiv Technologies addresses the I/O
bottleneck pain by optimizing I/O at the source on the server level for up to
50% or more performance gain without the need to add storage hardware.
Solution: V-locity 4 Eliminates Unnecessary I/O
openBench Labs examined the ability of Condusiv Technologies'
4 to maximize I/O performance by optimizing reads and writes for
Windows-based servers using high-performance Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI
SAN-based Virtual Machines (VMs) in a VMware vSphere or Hyper-V Virtual
Infrastructure (VI). Testing evaluated the impact of V-locity 4 on application
throughput (I/Os per sec) and latency (I/O response time).
Testing featured two breakthrough Condusiv innovations
IntelliWrite® technology prevents the Windows OS
from breaking files into multiple pieces resulting in unnecessary I/O
for each piece written and read as a disparate cluster at different
logical locations. IntelliWrite applies dynamic intelligence in creating
or extending files so that random write I/Os are optimized into sequential
behavior for improved performance on writes and reads.
IntelliMemory™ intelligent data caching technology
provides faster access to frequently used files. IntelliMemory dramatically
improves latency and throughput by reducing disk I/O requests as active files
are predictively cached within the server to preempt round trips between VMs
and network storage.
Highlights of Findings
Using V-locity 4 with IntelliWrite and IntelliMemory:
SQL query tests reading and writing 4KB, 16KB and 32KB packets yielded an
average 129% performance improvement
Steaming video tests yielded more than double throughput improvement (131%) as
a 5GB video file (HD 1080x60) increased from 119MB per second to 275MB per second
Streaming video tests yielded 19% less I/O traffic going to the SAN storage system
0% over subscribed disk blocks for Windows Server 2012 validated
V-locity 4 provides I/O optimization
without negatively impacting advanced storage features like thin provisioning,
replication, snapshots, deduplication, etc.
The embedded Benefit Analyzer in V-locity 4
reveals how V-locity 4 compounds
performance improvement the longer it runs and is also shown to provide identical
results to an Iometer within margin of error
"Applications, mobile devices and Big Data are creating tremendous amounts of
digital information. The new I/O explosion needs to be managed, or the benefits of
virtualization will be old news and the CAPEX investment in virtualized enterprise
wasted. While virtualization provides our customers with the agility and scalability
required to meet increasing data challenges and helps with cost savings, it is creating
a growing I/O bottleneck problem." said Jerry Baldwin, CEO of Condusiv Technologies.
"V-locity 4 with IntelliMemory and
IntelliWrite technology eliminates unnecessary I/O and bottlenecks at the source,
improving performance by up to 50% on all VM platforms enabling more VMs on a single
physical server without additional hardware cost."
To download the openBench Executive Summary and Complete Executive briefing visit
Source: IDC Technology Spotlight sponsored by Condusiv Technologies, Managing the I/O
Explosion Without Additional Hardware, IDC #1424, December 2012.
About openBench labs: Westborough, Massachusetts based openBench
labs was founded in 2005 by Dr. Jack Fegreus. openBench Labs is a trusted IT industry
source providing hands-on evaluation and certification of Information Technology products
and services. openBench Labs enjoys a unique position in the Information Technology sector.
As the premier independent test lab and provider of third-party validation services, OBL
has worked with virtually every major vendor and evaluated the most important products and
technologies to appear over the past decade.
About Condusiv: Condusiv Technologies creates high-performance software
that optimizes and maintains application performance and efficiency, extends equipment
longevity to make technology, people and businesses more productive. From the moment
Condusiv software is installed on physical or virtual disks, our technology ensures
data performance is automatically optimized. Requiring zero overhead, our energy-efficient,
"Set-It-and-Forget-It"® solutions are used by over 90% of the Fortune
1000 and almost three-quarters of The Forbes Global 100. Our customers include literally
thousands of global enterprises, government agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs),
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and home users worldwide. With over 30 years of
cutting-edge product development, we lead the market in data storage innovation, delivering
thought-leading technology that improves your business and user experience. Condusiv
solutions help technology function at peak levels, increasing the productivity of people