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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...]

Causes and Solutions for Latency

Sometimes the slowdown of a Windows server occurs because the device or its operating system is outdated. Other times, the slowdown is due to physical constraints on the retrieval, processing, or transmitting of data. There are other causes as we will cover. In any case, the delay between when a command is made and a response is received is referred to as "latency." Latency is a measure of time. … [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...]

6 Hardware Tweaks that will Skyrocket your Hyper-V Performance

Simple changes to your hardware settings can drastically improve Hyper-V performance. Find out what you need to change to optimize your Hyper-V environment. Read the post here: 6 Hardware Tweaks that will Skyrocket your Hyper-V Performance … [Read more...]

Condusiv’s V-locity Technology Was Recently Certified as Citrix Ready

  We are proud to announce that Condusiv’s V-locity® I/O reduction software has been certified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. V-locity, our innovative and dynamic alternative to costly hardware overhauls, has completed a … [Read more...]

Case Study: Non-Profit Eliminates Frustrating Help Desk calls, Boosts Performance and Extends Useful Hardware Lifecycle

When PathPoint was faced with user complaints and productivity issues related to slow performance, the non-profit organization turned to Condusiv’s I/O reduction software to not only optimize their physical and virtual infrastructure but to extend their hardware lifecycles, as well.  As technology became more relevant to PathPoint’s growing organization and mission of providing … [Read more...]

Improve Performance Without Getting Stuck with Unnecessary and Expensive Hardware

We recently completed a case study with a top construction company who deployed V-locity® I/O reduction software to improve speed on Citrix and SQL applications and avoided unnecessary hardware costs. Performance on Teichert’s Citrix and SQL servers that were running critical applications was beginning to suffer due to the growth of data, increased number of users, and infrastructure … [Read more...]

Overcoming the I/O Blender Effect with V-locity

You’ve decided that you want to try out V-locity® software – kick the tires so to speak.  You’ll just load it on one of your Virtual Machines and see how it goes.  What kind of benefit will you see? 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 one VM on a host … [Read more...]

For Larger V-locity Deployments: Getting Up and Running Using V-locity Management Console (VMC)

V-locity® I/O Reduction software is designed to solve and prevent application performance degradation at the source, relieving stress and frustration from user complaints and reliability issues. V-locity eliminates the two big I/O inefficiencies in a virtual environment that generates a minimum of 30-40% I/O traffic chewing up storage IOPS and slowing down your system. Installing V-locity 7 is … [Read more...]

SysAdmins Discover That Size Really Does Matter

(...to storage transfer speeds...)   I was recently asked what could be done to maximize storage transfer speeds in physical and virtual Windows servers. Not the "sexiest" topic for a blog post, I know, but it should be interesting reading for any SysAdmin who wants to get the most performance from their IT environment, or for those IT Administrators who suffer from user … [Read more...]