Diskeeper Ships Virtual Platform Performance Optimizer
V-locity for Microsoft’s Hyper-V is designed to perform defragmentation and synchronize activity between the host and multiple guest operating systems.
Burbank, Calif.-based Diskeeper Corporation, a provider of performance and reliability software for business PCs and servers, has officially shipped V-locity, a new virtual platform performance optimizer designed to maximize server speeds on Microsoft’s Hyper-V.
Already a VMware and Microsoft partner for its Diskeeper product line, the move to develop V-locity was made to create a virtual-specific product that not only performs defragmentation functions, but also synchronizes the ongoing activity between host and multiple guest operating systems.
“The need to go beyond the scope of defragmentation was necessary, as when multiple systems share resources on a virtual platform, the ‘sharing’ [among] the VMs turns into [a] competition for resources,” notes Diskeeper Product Manager Michael Materie. “This problem with VMs is fully addressed with our virtual optimizer.”
“We also employed our well known InvisiTasking processing technology to ensure zero resource conflict,” adds Materie. “So those familiar with the Diskeeper product line will appreciate the same seamless real time benefits of V-locity’s operations.”
V-locity also frees up vital storage resources by eliminating VHD “bloat.” This is the wasted disk space that occurs when virtual disks are set to dynamically grow but then don’t shrink when users or applications remove data. V-locity compacts the VHD, according to Diskeeper, thereby preventing waste and enabling IT managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources.
Diskeeper was the first defragmenter certified for Hyper-V, garnering praise from Microsoft’s Eric Jewett, product manager for Windows server marketing: “After independent testing, we found that Diskeeper’s automatic defragmenter not only exploits Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V capabilities, but also is designed to meet mission-critical expectations in a virtualized environment.” Now V-locity has taken that technology to a new level, with a virtual platform performance optimizer.
V-locity consists of two components: the host installed on Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V and the guest installed on Windows virtual machines.
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