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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?”   The answer is that the I/O Blender Effect takes over and now VM “A” is competing directly with VM “B” and VM “C” and so on.  The … [Read more...]

Microsoft pushes patch to prevent ‘WannaCry’ level vulnerability

This month marks the two-year anniversary since the infamous WannaCry attack. As an anniversary present to the world, Microsoft has pushed out patches to secure a newly-identified Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability found in certain Windows operating systems. The potential damage of the newly-discovered RDP vulnerability matches the same dangers we experienced with the WannaCry … [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...]

Thinking Outside the Box – How to Dramatically Improve SQL Performance, Part 1

If you are reading this article, then most likely you are about to evaluate V-locity® or Diskeeper® on a SQL Server (or already have our software installed on a few servers) and have some questions about why it is a best practice recommendation to place a memory limit on SQL Servers in order to get the best performance from that server once you’ve installed one of our solutions. To … [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...]

The Challenge of IT Cost vs Performance

In over 30 years in the IT business, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve heard an IT manager say, “The budget is not a problem. Cost is no object.” It is as true today as it was 30 years ago.  That is, increasing pressure on the IT infrastructure, rising data loads and demands for improved performance are pitted against tight budgets.  Frankly, I’d … [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...]

Enhanced Industry-first FAL Remediation and Improved Performance for MEDITECH

When someone mentions heavy fragmentation on a Windows NTFS Volume, the first thing that usually comes to mind is performance degradation. While performance degradation is certainly bad, what’s worse is application failure when the application gets this error.   Windows Error - "The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation“   That is exactly … [Read more...]

When It Really NEEDS To Be Deleted

In late May of this year, the European Union formally adopted an updated set of rules about personal data privacy called the General Data Protection Regulation. Condusiv CEO Jim D’Arezzo, speaking with Marketing Technology Insights, said, “Penalties for noncompliance with GDPR are severe. They can be as much as 4% of an offending company’s global turnover, up to a total fine of … [Read more...]