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Guide to 50% Faster Virtual Machines – No Hardware Required

Eliminating unnecessary I/Os at the source by optimizing writes and reads for increased data bandwidth

Eliminating unnecessary I/Os at the source by optimizing writes and reads for increased data bandwidth

As much as everyone has bought into the ideology of virtualization, many are still only seeing half the benefit. Promises of agility and elasticity have certainly prevailed. However, many CFOs are still scratching their heads looking for cost-saving benefits. In many cases, IT departments have simply traded costs. The unexpected I/O explosion from VM sprawl has placed enormous pressure on network storage which has resulted in increased hardware costs to fight application bottlenecks. Unless enterprises address this I/O challenge and its direct relationship to storage hardware, they cannot realize the full potential of their virtual environment. Condusiv Technologies’ V-locity VM accelerator solves this I/O problem by optimizing reads and writes at the source for up to 50% performance boosts without additional hardware.

Virtualization, Not All Promises Realized

Not all virtualization lessons were learned immediately; some have come at the expense of trial and error. On the upside, we have learned that virtualizing servers has led to recapturing vast amounts of server capacity once sitting idle. Before server virtualization, the answer to the need for the ever-growing demand for processor capacity was simply to buy more processors. Server virtualization changes this by treating all servers in the virtual server pool as a unified pool of resources – thus reducing the overall amount of servers required while improving agility, scalability and reliability. IT managers can respond to changes businesses need quickly and easily while business managers spend less money on capital and operating expenses associated with the data center – everyone wins.

For parties interested in the following topics: io bottlenecks, io performance, server virtualization, slow VM, storage performance, virtual machine acceleration, virtual performance, virtual server, vm latency, vm performance

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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.