Manual or fixed schedule solutions cannot produce virtualization performance gains without generating unacceptable losses in time and money or creating an up-again-down-again performance profile. The ideal components of a true solution are scalability, intelligent control, automatic operation and efficiency (increasing productivity with fewer resources).
One of the keys to solving this issue is to create awareness between the host and the virtual machines running on it. Resources needed to optimize each VM are not coordinated and will cut across virtualization performance. Not optimizing leads to a steady decline in I/O bandwidth and because so many operating systems are converged on physical systems, the results can cause a negative impact throughout the IT environment.
Managing virtualization performance is a commitment to achieving greater efficiency and economy. While some of the issues related to virtual platform performance and compatibilities are broadly known, there have been few real solutions.
Diskeeper Corporation research and development has produced V-locity® 2.0 virtual platform disk optimizer, a product that addresses all these points and generates significant increases in I/O speeds while also increasing overall efficiency. V-locity is grounded on four functions that separate it from any other would-be solution.
- The ability to coordinate resource usage and ensure V-locity operations are 100% invisible.
- The ability to ensure data is written contiguously to the disk the majority of the time while making the rest contiguous quickly with zero resource conflicts.
- Being able to detect virtual disk type and configure itself accordingly.
- Being able to compact virtual disk free space bloat on thin and dynamic disks.
Virtualization performance promises new levels of efficiency and flexibility that will continue to drive down costs for many years. IT managers who are recognizing the bottlenecks and taking advantage of the technology that resolves the issues will benefit sooner.
For more information about Diskeeper and how their family of products can help you be more productive, contact Colleen Toumayan by phone at 800-829-6468 (ext. 5305) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.