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I/Os Are Not Created Equal – Random I/O versus Sequential I/O

To demonstrate the performance difference of I/O patterns, put yourself in a Veterinarian’s office where all the data is still stored on paper in file cabinets. For a single animal (billing, payments, medication, visits, procedures…), it is all stored in different folders and placed in different cabinets according to specific categories, like Billing and Payments.  To get all the … [Read more...]

What Condusiv’s Diskeeper Does for Me

I'm a person who uses what he has. For example, my friend Roger purchased a fancy new keyboard, but only uses it on "special occasions" because he wants to keep the hardware in pristine condition. That isn't me--my stuff wears out because I rely on it and use it continuously. To this point, the storage on my Windows 10 workstation computer takes a heavy beating because I read and write data to my … [Read more...]

Do I Really Need V-locity on All VMs?

V-locity® customers may wonder, “How many VMs do I need to install V-locity on for optimal results? What kind of benefits will I see with V-locity on one or two VMs versus all the VMs on a host?”  As a refresher… It is true that V-locity will likely provide significant benefit on that one VM.  It may even be extraordinary.  But loading V-locity on just … [Read more...]

SQL Server Database Performance

How do I get the most performance from my SQL Server? SQL Server applications are typically the most I/O intensive applications for any enterprise and thus are prone to suffer performance degradation. Anything a database administrator can do to reduce the amount of I/O necessary to complete a task will increase the server’s performance of the application. Excess and noisy I/O has typically … [Read more...]

Can you relate? 906 IT Pros Talk About I/O Performance, Application Troubles and More

We just completed our 5th annual I/O Performance Survey that was conducted with 906 IT Professionals. This is the industry’s largest study of its kind and the research highlights the latest trends in applications that are driving performance demands and how IT Professionals are responding. I/O Growth Continues to Outpace Expectations The results show that organizations are struggling to get … [Read more...]

Finance Company Deploys V-locity I/O Reduction Software for Blazing Fast VDI

When the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority decided to better support their users by moving away from using physical PCs and migrating to a virtual desktop infrastructure, the challenge was to ensure the fastest possible user experience from their Horizon View VDI implementation. “Anytime an organization starts talking about VDI, the immediate concern in the IT shop is how well we will be … [Read more...]

Fix SQL Server Storage Bottlenecks

No SQL code changes.No Disruption.No Reboots.Simple!   Condusiv V-locity Introduction     Whether running SQL in a physical or virtualized environment, most SQL DBAs would welcome faster storage at a reasonable price. The V-locity® software from Condusiv® Technologies is designed to provide exactly that, but using the storage hardware that you already own. It doesn't … [Read more...]

Cultech Limited Solves ERP and SQL Troubles with Diskeeper 18 Server

Before discovering Diskeeper®, Cultech Limited experienced sluggish ERP and SQL performance, unnecessary downtime, and lost valuable hours each day troubleshooting issues related to Windows write inefficiencies. As an internationally recognized innovator and premium quality manufacturer within the nutritional supplement industry, the usual troubleshooting approaches just weren’t cutting … [Read more...]

Why Faster Storage May NOT Fix It

  With all the myriad of possible hardware solutions to storage I/O performance issues, the question that people are starting to ask is something like:          If I just buy newer, faster Storage, won’t that fix my application performance problem?  The short answer is:          Maybe Yes (for a while), Quite Possibly No. I know … [Read more...]

Big Data Boom Brings Promises, Problems

By 2020, an estimated 43 trillion gigabytes of data will have been created—300 times the amount of data in existence fifteen years earlier. The benefits of big data, in virtually every field of endeavor, are enormous. We know more, and in many ways can do more, than ever before. But what of the challenges posed by this “data tsunami”? Will the sheer ability to manage—or … [Read more...]