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Virtual Machine Storage Performance Optimization

 

The intensified demand for IT network efficiency, increased application performance and lower operating costs have been driving the phenomenal growth of virtualization in the past decade, with no signs of slowing. At present, many organizations run more virtual servers than physical servers.

VM Storage Performance In order to understand VM storage performance, we first need to understand what storage virtualization is. Storage virtualization involves the creation of a usually very large, logical-pool of data. Via software, that pool appears to be physically located all on one server. In actuality, that data may be located across hundreds of physical disks spread across dozens of servers. This is the concept implemented by Storage Area Networks (SAN).

This technology essentially abstracts “logical storage” (what the OS sees and uses – i.e., the file system) from physical storage (the striped RAID sets). The key differentiator in virtual storage is that the multiple physical storage devices (e.g. a RAID array) are combined into one large grouping, on top of which a virtual storage container is created.

 

 

Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor Optimization

 

Microsoft Hyper-V® hypervisor virtualization brings an entire evolution of new benefits to computing – including substantial hardware resource savings, reductions in space and energy, and much more. There are several issues which must be addressed, however, in order for virtual machines to deliver the efficiency and service for which they are intended.

An enormous amount of I/O traffic is completely unnecessary—and the problem is exacerbated in virtual environments. Facing performance bottlenecks, organizations respond by investing in more hardware—trying to solve performance issues reactively, rather than applying an efficient approach. By optimizing I/O at the source, before it gets pushed through the server, network and storage, performance issues are eliminated across the infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of hardware.

Optimize VMware Virtualization of Desktops, Applications & Server

 

VMware® virtualization is a thorough progression in computing benefits. Such benefits include substantial reductions in hardware resources, considerable space and energy savings, and much more. Moving to cloud computing with VMware virtualization of desktops, applications and servers allows for greater efficiency and agility while retaining control and freedom of choice.

An enormous amount of I/O traffic is completely unnecessary—and the problem is exacerbated in virtual environments. Facing performance bottlenecks, organizations respond by investing in more hardware—trying to solve performance issues reactively, rather than applying an efficient approach. By optimizing I/O at the source, before it gets pushed through the server, network and storage, performance issues are eliminated across the infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of hardware.

Cloud Computing and VM Performance

 

Cloud computing is a complete paradigm shift in corporate IT, moving it off-site and into the realm of service provision. Much of that service is provided through virtual machines—a technology which provides substantial savings in resources and energy. There are several issues that must be addressed, however, in order for virtual machines to deliver the efficiency and service required by cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Data in logical disks automatically gets broken into pieces by the operating system, causing I/O bottlenecks that result in slowed performance. At the Windows operating system level, since data is saved in an un-optimized state from the beginning, extra I/Os are required both for reading and writing data—regardless of underlying hardware.

Because virtual environments by their nature share resources, the creation of unnecessary I/O is compounded, causing performance issues, resource conflicts, application performance degradation and wasted disk space. As more VMs are added, this situation is further compounded and performance is slowed even more significantly. Virtual disks, when they are set to dynamically grow, do not shrink when data is deleted or removed by users. This factor results in physical disk space that is not re-allocated to other virtual systems. Backup and migration times are also needlessly increased.

Virtualization & Virtual Platform Performance

 

The digital economy has put greater value on information as a competitive advantage. The megatrends of virtualization, cloud computing, and bring-your-own device (BYOD) and the increased use and generation of large digital files are all adding to the mix as organizations must access, manage, store, analyze, and recover information to increase revenue.

Partners is has resulted in an unexpected input/output (I/O) explosion — the direct by-product of virtualization in a digital economy trying to extract value from this compounding data. V-locity® optimizes I/O at the server level to prevent unnecessary I/O operations from getting into the server, network or shared storage. The result is unprecedented performance gains from software—no additional hardware required.

The challenge of maintaining the highest possible Service Level Agreement (SLA) with no overhead in today’s virtual environments has been solved with V-locity: I/O optimization software that delivers 50% or more improved performance—overnight—no hardware required.

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