Virtual Platform Solutions
Virtualization – Why V-locity is Essential for Any Virtual Environment
While server virtualization is becoming increasingly popular, offering near-instant provisioning, better hardware utilization, and energy and space savings, it comes with two prime performance considerations. First, due to accelerated logical disk fragmentation within Windows and I/O bandwidth rapidly bottlenecking, resulting in notable performance problems.
Fragmentation at the Windows OS level creates split I/Os, resulting in a notable loss of data throughput on virtual machines regardless of underlying storage infrastructure. Second, thin disks do not resize when data is deleted, resulting in a waste of vital free space.
The challenge of maintaining the highest possible Service Level Agreement (SLA) with no overhead in today’s virtual environments has been solved with the introduction of the first VMware Ready–certified VM accelerator: V-locity.
V-locity® 4 VM accelerator
is designed to enormously improve the performance and efficiency of virtual
platforms automatically, intelligently and transparently.
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How can virtual platform performance be maximized?
V-locity eliminates fragmentation at the guest OS’s running on VMware’s ESX/i Server
platform, returning excess disk I/O to the storage array without consuming unnecessary
To eliminate resource contention, V-locity intelligently synchronizes and automates resource usage between virtual guests. Disk I/O saved and storage space preserved means resource bottlenecks are averted, affording Administrators greater VM density and application performance.
The benefits of V-locity VMware Ready virtual machine accelerator include reduced help desk calls and hardware costs, faster VMs, reduced I/O activity, minimized data movement, extended drive life, better computing resource allocation, averted performance degradation at the Windows Guest levels, and true realized application and storage performance of the virtual platform. On the VMware platform, users will see:
Optimized disk I/O across the VM implementation – ensuring maximum data throughput
speeds are realized.
Increased resource efficiency heightening security against hazardous bottlenecks
providing Storage Admins with more options.
Elimination of resource overhead typically expected from an optimization solution.
Preventing File Fragmentation and More
Fragmentation problems result in slow operating system performance. The proprietary IntelliWrite® technology found in V-locity prevents file fragmentation before it occurs, optimizing file placement and eliminating excess disk I/O.
By utilizing the RAM cache, IntelliMemory™ caching technology is able to reduce I/O response time, minimize reads to the drive, and allow for faster access to file data.
InvisiTasking® technology permits synchronous resource monitoring between virtual guests, eliminating I/O conflicts. And virtual disk compaction returns otherwise wasted storage space to the Storage Administrators.
“I was shocked to see after deploying V-locity how much performance increased on
the servers I had hosting disk-intensive operations. This includes our database
server, Exchange server, and to a certain extent, two terminal servers. I am very
happy with this V-locity product."
— Mesa Industries, Inc.
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