As much as everyone has moved to virtualization, many are still only seeing half the benefit. Promises of agility and elasticity have certainly prevailed. However, many CFOs are still scratching their heads looking for all of the promised cost-saving benefits. In many cases, IT departments have simply traded costs. The unexpected I/O explosion from VM sprawl has placed enormous pressure on network storage which has resulted in increased hardware costs to fight application bottlenecks. Unless enterprises address this I/O challenge, and its direct relationship to storage hardware, they cannot realize the full potential of their virtual environment. Condusiv Technologies’ DymaxIO fast data sofstware solves this I/O problem by optimizing reads and writes at the source for up to 50% performance boosts without additional hardware.