Dynamically Accelerating Data for Maximum I/O Performance.

Fast Data.
Fast Throughput.
Fast Performance.

DymaxIO is fast data performance software. You simply install it on your troublesome Windows servers and DymaxIO gets to work boosting performance and reliability – automatically and quietly in the background. It’s really that easy.

Fact #1: Windows suffers from severe I/O inefficiencies that dampen overall performance.

Fact #2: Windows is still Windows whether running in the cloud, on hyperconverged systems, all-flash storage, or all three.

DymaxIO intelligently eliminates performance-robbing I/O inefficiencies by addressing the root cause problem – returning 40%+ of your “stolen” throughput. Performance and reliability soar.

Install it (no reboot) and see for yourself – we guarantee it.

6 Top Reasons to use DymaxIO

  • Blazing Performance - Automatically
    Fixes performance problems, such as application
    slows and freezes, at the source. No tuning required.
  • Improved Latency & Throughput
    See a 30%+ improvement, increasing the
    efficiency of your infrastructure and that of your users.
  • Extend Hardware Lifecycle
    Sweat your assets longer, don't overspend
    on expensive new hardware.
  • Reduced Timeouts & Crashes
    Keep your systems running smooth and
    efficiently, putting an end to trouble-calls.
  • Double VDI Density
    2X the number of VDI clients in your environment
  • Save $ on Cloud Compute Costs
    Improves IOPS, Data transfer, & Latency
    allowing a reduction in Cloud instance costs.

DymaxIO Fast Data Performance Software

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 organizations expect an immediate boost and reclaim 30-40% of their storage IOPS, but many offload upwards of 50% of noisy I/O traffic from storage for big performance gains in the 2X-10X range. Simply allocate a little extra memory on key systems to better leverage DymaxIO for an even bigger benefit on MS-SQL workloads, Oracle, ERP, VDI, EHR (MEDITECH), Business Intelligence (BI) apps, CRM, Exchange, SharePoint, file servers, backup, and more.

The 2 I/O Inefficiencies Robbing 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.

DymaxIO’s Proactive Server 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 Featured Resources

How DymaxIO Uses Memory

Two I/O Myths Killing 40% of Your Throughput

Overview of the I/O Blender Effect in Virtualized Environments

DymaxIO Features

Whether on-premises or in the Cloud, DymaxIO contains a suite of patented technologies to accelerate your applications from VM or physical server to storage:


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.

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Benefit Reporting

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 Benefits 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.

Specialized Engines and Technologies
Instant Defrag™

Monitors volumes to resolve critically fragmented files in real-time that are known to cause performance problems, making it SAN-friendly.

Undelete Recovers Deleted Files Network File Protection
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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.

Operating Systems Supported

DymaxIO installs on all Windows 64-bit virtual and physical systems:

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 (or R2)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Disk Subsystems Supported

Primary Partitions
Extended Partitions
Logical Drives
Volume Sets
RAID Arrays (hardware and software)
Mirrored Disks
Mounted Volumes (letter-less drives)

Maximum supported volume size: unlimited

Supported Platforms and Configurations

DymaxIO is both hypervisor and storage agnostic. DymaxIO is compatible with any system that is compatible with Windows and improves the efficiency of all VMware ESX/ESXi, Hyper-V, and Xen platforms supported by SAN/NAS storage, Hyperconverged storage, local storage, SSDs, all-flash, or cloud storage like Azure or AWS.

Required Memory: 3GB of physical memory per VM or physical server

Recommended Memory for Optimum Caching: 4GB of available physical memory per VM or physical server

If running on MS-SQL: add up to 16GB of DRAM for blazing results, then cap SQL memory usage leaving the additional memory leftover for the OS and DymaxIO. If no additional memory is available, cap SQL memory usage leaving 8GB for the OS and DymaxIO.

Recommendation: Optimum results will not be achieved unless (1) systems have adequate memory and (2) the software is installed on each VM on the same host. Since each Windows VM generates a minimum of 30-40% unnecessary I/O traffic, it is imperative to install DymaxIO on all the VMs on the same host. If installing on 10+ servers, simply request the centralized management console by contacting sales to push the software out to as many servers as desired.

Condusiv Management Console

Condusiv Management Console UI supports IE 11

CMC master node installs on physical servers and VMs and supports Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit

Find the DymaxIO Plan that’s right for you.

DymaxIO Client
for Desktops/Laptops

Peak performance for Windows PCs, on-premises or in the Cloud Guaranteed.

# of LicensesPrice per License
5-9$10.00/mo eachBuy Now
10-24$8.42/mo eachBuy Now
25-49$7.08/mo eachBuy Now

Minimum 5 PCs
Annual Commitment

DymaxIO Server
for Servers

Peak performance for Windows Servers, on-premises or in the Cloud Guaranteed.

# of LicensesPrice per License
3-4$16.67/mo eachBuy Now
5-9$14.00/mo eachBuy Now
10-24$11.75/mo eachBuy Now

Minimum 3 Servers
Annual Commitment

DymaxIO Host
for Virtual Environments

Peak performance for Windows systems, on-premises or in the Cloud Guaranteed.

# of LicensesPrice per License
1-9$79.17/mo eachBuy Now

Up to 250 VMs per host
Annual Commitment

What DymaxIO Customers are Saying

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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