Virtualization Platform Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Efficiency
10/17/2011 4:14:27 PM
Technological advances play a large part in a company’s ability to perform under budget and stake a claim in its market. Analyzing the technology used to complete daily tasks and perform common duties can reveal wasted money and lead to ways that the company can spend less while producing the same or possibly even more. One of the most glaring ways that companies waste money is by not upgrading their business management systems from multiple server environments to virtualization platforms.
Multiple server environments are the way that nearly all companies hosted their business management systems. Each individual application and operating system that a company used would be placed on an individual server to protect it from corruption in case part of the system was to fail. This required an incredible investment in servers, power, storage and maintenance. Additionally few of the servers used their storage space to capacity, forcing the company to spend money on space it didn’t plan on using.
Virtualization platforms represent an advanced technology that can eliminate the wasted money and resources that multiple server environments create. On a virtualization platform companies can condense all of their operating systems and applications onto a single server. This allows them to eliminate the expenses that come with purchasing large number of servers and also prevents them from purchasing storage space that they are never going to use.
Like any technology, virtualization platforms only perform at their highest level when they are protected. I/O bandwidth can quickly bottleneck as fragmentation accumulates, resource conflicts arise as different virtual machines compete for the server’s resources and dynamic disks may not shrink when data are deleted. These problems all prevent the virtualization platform from performing its duty at maximum power, but they can easily be prevented.
Installing a virtualization platform disk optimizer will help any company realize the full potential of its virtual platform. Installing V-locity 3 will give the company maximum I/O performance and make the any VMware ESX/ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-v hypervisor platform perform at peak levels.
V-locity 3 uses a combination of technologies that are unrivaled. IntelliWrite® technology prevents fragmentation on the platform before it can happen, boosting speed and performance. V-aware™ detects external resource usage from other virtual machines to manage and effectively eliminate resource contention that otherwise exists on the Host Server. CogniSAN technology detects external storage usage on shared storage systems and transparently optimizes the system to eliminate resource contention amongst virtual machines.
V-locity 3 also provides Special Virtual Disk Auto Detection that allows any Guest on a V-locity platform to conform their optimization setting to the specific virtual disk that the machine is using. Automatic Zeroing of Free Space zeroes out unused data blocks on the virtual disk to ease the compaction process. Storage migration reclaims the unused free space and improves the VM density to promote energy efficiency.
Adopting virtualization platforms give companies the ability to significantly reduce their costs. Multiple server environments quickly become expensive because the number of machines can rapidly grow. Operating a single machine with the same performance and security levels offers an alternative, but the server must be protected. V-locity 3 gives companies a way to feel safe in the knowledge that their technology is performing at its best.