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Condusiv’s V-locity 4 Boosts Virtual Machine Performance Over 50%

Improving Storage Efficiency by Increasing I/O Throughput and Decreasing I/O Operations

VNM11713 - By running Condusiv V-locity 4 on all Windows-based VMs, IT administrators can significantly increase the number of VMs running on a host and improve application performance without adding additional storage hardware, which enables IT to maximize the ROI associated with any virtual infrastructure initiative.

If you are currently using a VMware® or Microsoft® Virtual Infrastructure (VI) and are avoiding the use of I/O optimization software, or if you are concerned over the deleterious effects defragmentation has on the advanced features of SAN and NAS based storage systems, V-locity® 4 by Condusiv® Technologies introduces an entirely new way to optimize I/O performance and reduce many datacenter operating expenses associated with storage resources, which are often resident on a SAN fabric.

In particular, Condusiv Technologies' V-Locity 4 optimizes I/O and boosts standard I/O performance metrics from the unique perspective of limiting unnecessary I/O. Not only does this technique afford a VM running V-locity 4 with higher I/O throughput and faster latency by limiting I/O processing on SAN and NAS based devices, V-locity 4 reduces I/O stress on multiple systems and improves scalability, particularly with respect to VM density and application performance within an enterprise-scale VI.

For this white paper, openBench Labs tested the ability of V-locity 4 to optimize all I/O, both reads and writes on a server VM running a Windows-based guest OS. In this assessment, openBench Labs measured the ability of IntelliWrite® technology to prevent unnecessary split I/Os, using its intelligence to create new data files and extend current files as single contiguous collections of logical blocks. In addition, we measured the ability of IntelliMemoryTM technology to offload I/O on reads through dynamic caching, in order to boost throughput and reduce latency.

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Derek Harris Sr. is a senior technology writer and blogger with more than 20 years experience in journalism.

While covering a broad spectrum of technology segments, his focus is weighted on enterprise technologies in the data storage, security and infrastructure spaces.