Condusiv Technologies has announced the release of V-locity Server optimization software, purposely designed for I/O-intensive applications like SQL Server and Exchange running on physical servers.
Condusiv Technologies’ V-locity architecture was first introduced for virtual platforms, optimizing I/O at the source on guest machines, as close to the application as possible to eliminate unnecessary I/O from getting pushed through the server, network and storage environment. With the release of V-locity Server, Condusiv has applied its high performance V-locity architecture to physical server environments where many organizations continue to run their most I/O intensive applications.
With I/O optimized at the source, more work can be processed in the same amount of time for greater throughput while application latency is dramatically reduced. Optimized I/O means organizations can scale—sharing servers and storage among more devices and more users—all while managing their most demanding workloads and business critical data-centric applications.
The company says while storage density has advanced at 60% CAGR, storage performance has advanced at just 10% CAGR. As a result, reading and writing of data has become a significant bottleneck, as applications running on powerful CPUs must wait for data, forcing organizations to continually buy more storage hardware to spread the load.
With Big Data, Cloud Computing and BYOD, more data is in motion than ever before, and there is greater demand for high-speed access of that data. Organizations need to tackle the I/O problem in a scalable, cost-effective way. Even as organizations move to virtualized environments, I/O-intensive applications like SQL Server and Exchange still reside on physical servers.
“In 2013 CIO’s require improved IT performance. They can no longer afford to spend 70% to 80% of their funds refreshing and expanding existing systems. They need to be able to shift a big chunk of their budgets into growth initiatives–IT projects and programs that open new markets and new business,” said Jerry Baldwin, CEO of Condusiv Technologies. “V-locity Server is leading the shift from hardware to software in solving performance issues in the enterprise. The result is business critical legacy applications that are accelerated by 50% or more while saving organizations up to 80 cents on the dollar since all that speed is delivered without disruptive and expensive new hardware.”
As a first step to I/O optimization, V-locity Server eliminates unnecessary I/O operations at the operating system level when writing a file, which in turn eliminates all unnecessary I/O operations on subsequent reads. As a second step, V-locity Server caches frequently accessed data within available server memory without resource contention to the application to keep read requests from traveling the full distance to storage and back.
V-locity Server runs on the x86/x64 platforms on the following Windows operating systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Server 2012.