Many first-time users of V-locity® I/O reduction software for virtual servers end up trying the software for more than boosting application performance, but to resolve “shadow IT issues” like timeouts, unexpected crashes, troublesome servers that need to be rebooted regularly, etc.
Often times, the underlying issue is in fact I/O related. By offloading I/O from storage and optimizing the remaining I/O stream to be written and read as a large, clean sequential profile, the “shadow IT issues” that plague many environments simply disappear when trying V-locity. Condusiv has published previous case studies solving shadow IT issues on ERP systems and MS-SQL apps. For Telestream (a popular provider of software and hardware products for video capture, encoding, transcoding, and network-based delivery), it was users timing out from MS Exchange and getting disconnected from the email server.
Before considering adding another hybrid storage array, all-flash array, or expensive new servers that may or may not solve the problem, they gave V-locity a try first.
“As soon as we installed V-locity and the Exchange timeouts disappeared, we were elated that users were no longer getting disconnected from the email server. That made our purchase of V-locity I/O reduction software a ‘no brainer,’” said Allie McLachlan, Systems Administrator, Telestream.
McLachlan continued, “The most eye-opening experience was finding out how badly our system performance was being taxed by small, fractured, random I/O from Windows write inefficiencies and the “I/O blender” effect. We would have had no idea that was even an issue without trying V-locity to solve those root cause performance issues.”
To read the full story and how their MS-SQL apps were boosted by 50% as well, read here: Telestream Case Study