Dynamically Accelerating Data for Maximum I/O Performance.
It’s not your hardware’s fault!
What’s really making your application performance stink?
Your Windows performance troubles can be resolved without expensive & disruptive hardware upgrades! Guaranteed.
- SQL query freezes or timeouts
- Reports running too long
- Users complaining or getting disconnected
- Batch jobs failing
- Backups taking too long or failing to complete in their allotted window
And all kinds of other Windows performance troubles can disappear by installing DymaxIO™ fast data performance software.
DymaxIO returns 40%+ of your “stolen” throughput by intelligently eliminating performance-robbing I/O inefficiencies right at the source.
Yes, it’s really that simple. Install DymaxIO on your most troublesome Windows system and see for yourself!
Before you shell out big bucks and lots of your valuable time on a massive upgrade, give DymaxIO a try.
Top Reasons to use DymaxIO
Blazing Performance - AutomaticallyFixes performance problems, such as application
slows and freezes, at the source. No tuning required.
Improved Latency & ThroughputSee a 30%+ improvement, increasing the
efficiency of your infrastructure and that of your users.
Extend Hardware LifecycleSweat your assets longer, don't overspend
on expensive new hardware.
Reduced Timeouts & CrashesKeep your systems running smooth and
efficiently, putting an end to trouble-calls.
Double VDI Density2X the number of VDI clients in your environment
Save $ on Cloud Compute CostsImproves IOPS, Data transfer, & Latency
allowing a reduction in Cloud instance costs.
The Easiest Way to Pay LESS for MORE
No New Hardware, No Code Changes
It’s not your hardware’s fault that your application performance is so slow!
Applications taking a long time to load, SQL queries freezing or timing out, reports running too long, users complaining or getting disconnected, batch jobs failing, backups taking too long or failing to complete in the allotted window, and any of a host of other Windows performance troubles are resolved without expensive hardware upgrades and without tuning!
Fix the REAL reason your application performance degrades over time by installing DymaxIO fast data performance software. It’s really that easy.
DymaxIO solves your toughest application performance problems on I/O intensive systems like MS-SQL – guaranteed. Just install it (no reboot) and watch your throughput soar and your Windows performance problems disappear.
DymaxIO eliminates the two big I/O inefficiencies in Windows environments that generate a minimum of 30-40% of noisy I/O traffic causing performance and reliability problems.
Not only can you expect an immediate boost and reclaim 30-40% of your storage IOPS, but many customers find that DymaxIO offloads upwards of 50% of noisy I/O traffic from storage for big performance gains in the 2X-10X range.
Systems That Will Benefit from DymaxIO
Virtual, Physical, On-Premises, and/or in the Cloud.
Physical Windows Servers
DymaxIO is the ideal, easy, & cost-effective solution to return performance and reliability to your Windows servers.
Virtual Windows Servers
I/O performance troubles can be worse on virtual systems due to the I/O Blender effect. Install DymaxIO on your VMs and watch performance soar.
Windows PCs and Laptops
Install DymaxIO on Windows PCs and laptops with HDDs or SSDs and see faster-than-new performance. Just “Set It and Forget It”®!
Systems with I/O Intensive Applications
MS-SQL applications are typically the most I/O intensive applications. SQL query freezes, hangs, timeouts, and reports running too long are symptoms of I/O performance troubles. Anything you can do to reduce the amount of I/O necessary to complete a SQL task will increase the server’s performance of the application. Install DymaxIO and watch SQL performance troubles disappear and performance return.
Performance Issues on New Hardware
If you’ve already upgraded your hardware but you are still getting performance issues, try DymaxIO now. New hardware does not solve the problem of Windows write inefficiencies and I/O contention – no matter the storage. DymaxIO will boost performance and help you realize the ROI from your hardware investment.
“2X Faster SQL & Oracle!”
“We thought we were getting the most performance possible from our systems, but it wasn’t until we used DymaxIO that we realized how inefficient these systems really are if you’re not addressing the root cause performance issues related to the I/O profile from Windows servers. By solving the issue of small, fractured, random I/O, we’ve been able to increase the efficiency of our infrastructure and, ultimately, our people.”
Greg Landes, Manager of Systems Services, University of Illinois
See Your Performance Results
See the results your Windows systems are getting with DymaxIO’s performance dashboard. You simply install DymaxIO on your troublesome Windows systems and it gets to work boosting performance and reliability – automatically and quietly in the background. It’s really that easy.
Check out these typical results using DymaxIO over 30 days!
- 44% of Read I/Os Eliminated
- 40% of Write I/Os Eliminated
- 21 hours of storage I/O time saved
- This equates to a fast-performing, efficient, and optimized system!
Deeper Performance Metrics
The DymaxIO I/O Performance dashboard tab takes a deeper look into the performance characteristics of I/O activity. The data shown here is similar in nature to other Windows performance monitoring utilities and provides a wealth of data on I/O traffic streams.
By default, the information displayed is from the time the product was installed. You can easily filter this down to a different time frame by clicking on the “Since Installation” picklist and choosing a different time frame such as Last 24 Hours, Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, Last 60 Days, Last 90 Days, or Last 180 Days. The data displayed will automatically be updated to reflect the time frame selected.
Detailed Analytics Available
The DymaxIO analytics graphs represent an hour-by-hour view into 13 key metrics.
There are 2 Big I/O Inefficiencies Robbing Your Performance
Windows I/O Tax
The first is the caused by the behavior of the Windows file system. No matter where you run Windows and no matter what kind of storage environment you run Windows on, Windows still penalizes optimal performance due to severe write inefficiencies in the hand-off of data to storage.
Files are always broken down to be much smaller than they need to be. Each piece means a dedicated I/O operation to process the write or read, which causes an enormous amount of noisy, unnecessary I/O traffic that chews up precious IOPS, erodes throughput, and causes everything to run slower no matter how many IOPS are at your disposal.
30-40% of I/O traffic is nothing but mere noise, stealing resources and robbing optimal performance – no matter the Windows storage environment.
The I/O Blender Effect
The second is storage I/O contention, also known as the I/O Blender Effect, which happens when you have multiple systems all sharing the same storage resource.
As small, fractured I/O traffic from several virtual machines pass through the physical host hypervisor (Hyper-V or VMware), the hypervisor acts like a blender. It mixes these I/O streams, causing a randomization of storage I/O packets, before sending out a chaotic mess of small, fractured, and very random I/O streams to the storage controller.
It is essentially amplifying the Windows I/O tax multiple times causing even more performance penalty.
Your performance is penalized twice by these storage I/O inefficiencies causing systems to process workloads about 50% slower than they should.
Proactive Performance Optimization
DymaxIO is “Set It and Forget It”® software, a thin file system driver, that installs (no reboot required) on Windows VMs or physical servers and performs optimizations inline automatically while running transparently in the background with near-zero overhead to the server. What little CPU cycles are needed run at lowest priority so as not to interfere with server operations in the event that CPU cycles are needed by other applications or processes.
DymaxIO contains a suite of patented technologies that optimize the Windows Storage I/O subsystem so that applications can get to and from the storage layer much faster and process a lot more data.
Some organizations may react to performance challenges by throwing expensive new hardware at the problem. Overbuying and over-provisioning for more IOPS or data throughput might mask the underlying problem for a while, but it does not solve the root cause of performance issues. The quickest, most inexpensive, and least disruptive approach to more performance is simply installing DymaxIO fast data software on all of your Windows systems and watching performance problems disappear.
Solve your toughest Windows performance problems with DymaxIO fast data software!
- Delivers accelerated I/O performance for Windows systems whether physical, virtual, or in the cloud
- Improves business productivity by ensuring applications run at peak performance
- Proactively prevents performance-robbing fragmentation at the Windows OS level
- Caches hot reads from idle, available DRAM
- Operates with true “Set It and Forget It” management
- Low overhead with resource monitoring for continuous optimization without hampering resources
- Dashboard reporting shows the amount of I/O offloaded from storage and how much I/O processing time is saved so the value is easily quantifiable and never in question
- No reboot required. Simply install, allow 24 hours for algorithms to adjust, then pull up the dashboard after a few days to see the percentage of read and write traffic eliminated and resulting time saved
DymaxIO Contains a Suite of Performance Technologies to Make Windows Systems Faster and More Reliable Whether Virtual, Physical, On-Premises, and/or in the Cloud.
IntelliWrite is a patented write optimization technology that automatically prevents excessively small, fractured, random writes and reads that harms performance due to the severe inefficiency in the native hand-off of data between the Windows OS and underlying storage. IntelliWrite write I/O optimization technology prevents excessively small, fractured I/O characteristics in real-time by providing file size intelligence to Windows to help it choose the best allocation at the logical disk layer when writing files. This intelligence ensures large, clean contiguous writes and subsequent reads in which maximum payload is carried with every I/O operation to and from the OS to underlying storage. Without IntelliWrite, the Windows OS just opts for the next available address at the logical disk layer, which is rarely, if ever, the right size. This inefficiency causes many more I/O operations to occur to/from underlying storage for any given file that should be optimally written and read with a single I/O operation. Since DymaxIO reduces the number of I/Os for any given workload, there are even fewer I/O operations being mixed and randomized at the hypervisor or SAN level, which combats the ill-effects of the “I/O blender” effect.
IntelliMemory is a patented read I/O optimization technology that intelligently caches hot read requests from server memory that is otherwise idle and unused. IntelliMemory is a server-side DRAM read caching engine that dynamically leverages idle, available DRAM to target I/O that penalizes storage performance the most—small, random I/O. IntelliMemory’s behavioral analytics engine makes the best use of DRAM for caching by collecting usage data and I/O characteristics across a wide range of data points. By servicing I/O at the top of the technology stack from the fastest storage media possible, organizations reduce latency and further reduce the amount of I/O having to travel to storage, complementing the I/O reduction benefits from IntelliWrite.
InvisiTasking is a patented intelligent scheduling technology that allows all the DymaxIO “background” operations within the server to run with zero resource impact on current production by only leveraging idle CPU cycles and memory. Should other processes demand those resources, InvisiTasking ensures they are released without latency so there is never an issue of resource contention.
The “time saved” dashboard demonstrates the value by showing the amount of I/O traffic offloaded from storage, the percentage of read and write I/O traffic offloaded, and the resulting time saved to any one system or group of systems.
The main Dashboard tab shows “time saved” analytics such as Total I/Os Eliminated, Read I/Os Eliminated, Write I/Os Eliminated, Storage I/O Time Saved, Fragments Prevented and Eliminated, and Free Spaces Consolidated. The I/O Performance Monitoring tab reveals key performance metrics like IOPS, throughput and latency. It reveals the amount of workload processed on the local system for any given time period. It also provides important memory usage information like total physical memory and min/max/avg of available memory and how much of that was used for cache. This helps administrators fine tune memory allocations to get the most from the IntelliMemory DRAM caching engine. If there is not sufficient available DRAM, users are not getting the best performance possible from DymaxIO.
The Analytics tab provides an hour-by-hour view for any time period to understand exactly what is happening on the local system related to key metrics like workload, read/write percentage, IOPS, throughput, I/O response time and benefits like write I/O reduction from IntelliWrite and read I/O reduction from IntelliMemory.
I/O Performance Monitoring
Reveals key performance metrics like IOPS, throughput and latency. It reveals the amount of workload processed on the local system for any given time period. It also provides important memory usage information like total physical memory and min/max/avg of available memory and how much of that was used for cache. This helps administrators fine tune memory allocations to get the most from the IntelliMemory DRAM caching engine. If there is not sufficient available DRAM, users are not getting the best performance possible from DymaxIO.
Condusiv Management Console
Provides seamless deployment and centralized management. Enjoy fast, non-disruptive deployment even in the most complex environments – No reboots required. Easy management across a wide range of environments and locations. I/O performance monitoring gives administrators visibility into key I/O metrics to explain workload behavior across different applications—greatly reducing the burden of troubleshooting and tuning for performance. Click here to read more.
DymaxIO’s Specialized Engines and Technologies
Where appropriate, monitors volumes to resolve critically fragmented files in real-time that are known to cause performance problems.
Free Space Consolidation Engine
Swiftly consolidates free space. Efficiently handles rare cases of volumes with extreme free space fragmentation.
Terabyte Volume Engine®
Technology engineered to rapidly defragment volumes with hundreds of thousands to millions of files.
CogniSAN™ and V-Aware®
These technologies are extensions to InvisiTasking that ensure optimizations occur using only available resources. As a result, DymaxIO avoids creating additional I/O that might interfere with workloads on the storage media being executed by other systems. This is Ideal for SANs or hypervisor-managed storage, where multiple VMs have the VDDs on the same physical disk or drive.
Resolves extreme file fragmentation issues that can cause the File Attribute List (FAL) to reach its maximum size limit and risk downtime in environments like MS Exchange, MS-SQL or some EHR applications.
Extend the Productive Life of Your Hardware Assets
DymaxIO extends the productive life of your Windows PCs and Servers 2+ years. In fact, after performance and reliability reasons, saving money and time not having to buy hardware is the reason customers purchase DymaxIO.
One of the biggest mistakes an IT decision-maker can make is to go along with the “common wisdom” (primarily pushed by hardware manufacturers) that the only way to improve system and application performance is to buy new hardware. Certainly, at some point hardware upgrades are necessary, but the fact is, some 30-40% of performance is being robbed by small, fractured, random I/O being generated due to the Windows operating system.
Windows handles I/O logically rather than physically which means it breaks down reads and writes to their lowest common denominator, creating tiny, fractured, random I/O that creates a “noisy” environment. And, virtualized systems really create overhead due to the “I/O blender effect”.
The bottom line: much of performance degradation is a software problem that can be solved by software. So, rather than buying a “forklift upgrade” of new hardware, DymaxIO customers offload 30-50% or more of their I/O which dramatically improves performance. By simply adding our patented software, you avoid the disruption of migrating to new systems, rip and replacement, end-user training, and the rest of that challenge.
Customers Save Money and Time
“Condusiv has allowed me to sweat our hardware assets. I like to keep hardware running as long as possible. Where previously I kept hardware running for 5 years, I am now getting 8-9 years. Hardware is expensive, I want to keep it running for as long as the manufacturer will support it.”
“Condusiv saved us from over-purchasing hardware to get that boost in performance.”
“At the time we thought our only option was a premature rip and replace of our SAN architecture. Since a $300K expenditure wasn’t a luxury we could afford at the time, we needed a way to improve I/O performance on the hardware infrastructure we already had.”
“Condusiv saved us from having to make a heavy investment or do a complete rip and replace of our entire hardware infrastructure. To this day, I still can’t believe software is doing this.”
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What DymaxIO Customers are Saying
What DymaxIO Customers are Saying
“Typically, IT professionals respond to application performance issues by reactively buying more hardware. Without the luxury of a padded budget, we needed to find a way to improve performance on the hardware infrastructure we already have. It saved us from having to make a heavy investment in SSDs or do a complete rip and replace of our entire hardware infrastructure. To this day, I still can’t believe software is doing this.”
R. Ortiz, IT Manager, ASL Marketing
“I have used Diskeeper since it was first introduced. It has always worked well in keeping my drive defragged for the fastest response times for all of my apps. Thank you again for this fine piece of software.”
Philip Baldwin, NVQB
“The Undelete software that we use on all our Regional Servers is undoubtedly worth every penny. It
has saved our Techs numerous hours in restoring files inadvertently deleted as opposed to having to
restore from backup tape.”
Michael Lucas, Gancom (Division of Gannet Fleming)
“Undelete saves backup restores when someone accidentally deletes a file from a Windows share. We store tapes off site so Undelete can save a big delay for file restores of that type. Undelete does what it says on the box – really – and it works nicely as a network recycle bin.”
Glenn Edwards, Infrastructure Analyst, Itron
“I have been using Diskeeper for many years, it is installed as a routine on all servers, networked clients, SHO and any other computer. It has never presented any problem and has always demonstrated improved drive performance in both servers and clients. With each new release Condusiv does not merely provide “window dressing”, they actually improve the product with the objective of making it easier to use, more reliable, more effective and easier to use.”
Mark Sills, Systems Administrator / Manager, Home User