Diskeeper Corporation has officially shipped V-locity 2.0, a new virtual platform disk optimizer designed to deliver invisible background optimization of all Windows Guest operating systems running on the VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms.
New to V-locity 2.0, is the addition of the breakthrough IntelliWrite fragmentation prevention technology originally introduced with Diskeeper 2010. Utilizing IntelliWrite technology, V-locity writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring before it even happens.
Already a VMware and Microsoft partner for its Diskeeper performance software, V-locity was made to create a virtual-specific product that not only performs defragmentation functions, but also synchronizes the complex and ongoing activity between host and multiple guest operating systems in a virtualized environment.
Diskeeper Corporation’s proprietary technology, IntelliWrite writes files in a non-fragmented condition. Copy on write solutions (e.g. as used by Snapshots) take action on changes to data at a block level. Moving data, as is done in a defragmentation job to consolidate file fragments in a logical file system, can trigger copy on write solutions to take extra actions such as using more storage capacity, unnecessarily. Writing a file contiguously eliminates the need to defragment it after it has been created.
InvisiTasking technology, another Diskeeper Corporation proprietary technology, is specifically engineered to allow “background” applications to operate with zero impact/overhead on a system. With V-locity 2, the InvisiTasking technology has been “enlightened” to operate across a virtual platform. Even as more VMs are added to a host platform or dynamically migrated to new hosts (e.g. vMotion, Live Migration), the enlightened InvisiTasking will continue to dynamically adjust to changing environments, providing V-locity 2.0 users with “Set It and Forget It” optimization of their virtual disk platforms.
V-locity also frees up vital storage resources by eliminating virtual disk “bloat”.
This is the wasted disk space that takes place when virtual disks are set to dynamically grow but don’t then shrink when users or applications remove data. V-locity actually compacts the virtual disk, thereby preventing waste and allowing IT Managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources.
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