Because servers are the hubs for all company activity, when they slow or crash or
require too frequent downtime, it results in a huge impact on productivity.
Server optimization has two important overall objectives: minimizing
downtime and increasing efficiency. High traffic, typical of most servers, will
bring about a loss of performance quickly when a server has an underlying issue.
The problem is that system management and monitoring tools may only narrow the cause
down to a range of possibilities.
There are a number of technical articles in the Microsoft Knowledgebase that delve
into the particulars of diagnosis and how to pinpoint the source of poor performance.
Many issues of slow performance in servers such as SQL come about from I/O bottlenecks.
Possible solutions often do not discuss the impact of unnecessary I/O and its effect
on virtual and physical server performance.
Read about The Shift to I/O Optimization to Boost Virtual and Physical Server
Why should I optimize my servers?
We see IT managers and system administrators regularly evaluate V-locity®
VM™ and V-locity® Server™, then
volume licenses for their networks because they see an immediate resolution
to their I/O bottlenecks and performance problems. They get dramatic performance
gains—overnight—with no added hardware, no increase to their data
Employing some or all of the other appropriate solutions now that the volumes are
kept free from unnecessary I/O will bring these SQL servers into optimal ranges.
A clue that you should evaluate a file I/O optimization is when you read or hear
a recommendation to increase I/O bandwidth, such as adding more disks.
Example: your SAN vendor tells you to add another controller or array. V-locity
will provide better results, as it actually fixes the issue giving you maximum server
optimization rather than masking it – and it’s a whole lot cheaper.
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