Diskeeper Launches Virtual Platform Performance Optimizer

Eliminates virtual disk I/O bottlenecks, maximizes virtual server speeds on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

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Diskeeper Corporation today launched the V-locity virtual platform disk optimizer -- a new product designed to eliminate virtual disk I/O bottlenecks, maximize virtual server speeds, and free up vital disk space on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.

All computers suffer from fragmentation. Virtual systems suffer twice as much, fragmenting at the host and guest levels. The problem is compounded when IT consolidates four to five servers into a single server because a single storage device is forced to work overtime to handle the increase in I/O traffic, resulting in heavy processing bottlenecks. V-locity eliminates this problem by invisibly defragmenting files and consolidating free space on every Windows system on which it is installed.

Because multiple virtual machines share mutual system resources, that “sharing” turns into competition (i.e., a performance hit). V-locity addresses this issue by fully synchronizing the complex and ongoing activity between host and multiple guest operating systems. In other words, in addition to defragmenting, it optimizes peak server performance and reliability to the entire virtual platform.

When virtual hard disks (VHDs) are set to dynamically grow, they do not then shrink when users or applications remove data. This bloat wastes costly space that could be allocated to other virtual systems. V-locity makes it easy to eliminate VHD bloat by providing an intuitive UI showing how much each virtual disk can be compacted and providing the tools to easily perform the task. This allows system administrators to efficiently allocate storage resources on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V deployments.

V-locity eliminates virtual disk I/O bottlenecks, invisibly defrags the “fragmentation on top of fragmentation” in virtual environments, fully synchronizes operations between host and guest systems, and frees up vital space wasted by dynamic disks

The V-locity host requires Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V role. The guest supports Windows 2000 (SP3), Windows XP (SP2), Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008/2008R2, and Windows 7.

Trialware and additional information are available at www.diskeeper.com.