Many companies are still using multiple server
environments to run their business management systems. These setups were
popular years ago because they provided companies with a way to make
sure that their applications and operating systems could remain separate
and a crash on one server would not affect the rest of their valuable
information. While it does provide security, a multiple server
environment also creates a large amount of waste that negatively affects
the company’s bottom line.
Running a multiple server environment requires that each individual
operating system and application be placed on their own dedicated
server. This means that for each application and operating system a
company must purchase a new server, have a place to store it, pay for
the power, and keep it running smoothly. These servers are also rarely
used to hold more than just the one operating system or application.
This leaves a large amount of space on the server unused and is an
expense that the company does not need to take on.
Switching to a virtualization platform lets a company put all of their
operating systems and applications on a single server. Doing this
reduces the number of servers to one and limits the costs associated
with adding new servers. It also cuts down on the wasted space that
accumulates across multiple server environments so that a company does
not have to pay for space that it has no intention of using. The
information held on the virtualization platform is accessed by different
virtual machines that share the resources of the single server
Virtualization platforms offer incredible advantages but are not immune
to slowdowns and other problems. I/O bandwidth bottlenecks faster
because of accelerated fragmentation on the virtual disk, resource
contention can develop as different machines compete for resources on
the server and dynamic servers not shrinking when data are deleted can
develop free space “holes” that will remain unused. To keep these
problems from arising it is important to protect the system with a
virtualization platform disk optimizer
A virtualization platform disk optimizer is software designed to prevent
these problems before they can cause harm to the virtual platform.
Using a unique combination of technologies V-locity 3
is designed to
protect the performance of any VMware ESX/ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-v
hypervisor virtual platform. A unique combination of technologies allows
V-locity 3 to provide unparalleled protection.
IntelliWrite® technology is used to prevent the majority of
fragmentation that is bound to happen on a virtual platform before it
can develop, leaving the system running quickly and efficiently.
V-aware™ detects external resource usage from other virtual machines. It
then eliminates any resource contention that can otherwise exist on the
same Host Server. CogniSAN technology detects external storage usage on
a shared storage system and transparently optimizes the information so
that it will not compete with other virtual machines for resources.
Special Virtual Disk Auto Detection allows Guests on V-locity to conform
optimization settings to the specific virtual disk the machine is
using. Automatic Zeroing of Free Space zeroes out unused data blocks
that will form on virtual disks to make the compaction process easier.
Storage migration reclaims the unused free space to improve VM density
and encourage the system to be more energy efficient. InvisiTasking®
technology allows these processes to operate in the background,
invisibly, to not interfere with other programs.
When a company switches to a virtualization platform from a multiple
server environment they receive tremendous benefits almost immediately.
To make sure that these benefits last it is important that the server be
kept free from the problems that cause resource contention and
slowdowns. Installing V-locity 3 is the best way for a company to know
that they are providing their virtual platform with the best resources
to fight against these problems and operate efficiently.