Diskeeper Corporation® Announces Release of V-locity™ 2.0 with Support for VMware

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Diskeeper solution prevents up to 85% of virtual fragmentation occurring at source. V-locity eliminates virtual disk ‘bloat’.

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Fragmented disk subsystems can lead to an inability to run more virtual machines [VMs] on a given hardware infrastructure, and performance bottlenecks for VMs that share a common storage subsystem

Diskeeper Corporation® today announces the release of V-locity™ 2.0, a new virtual disk optimiser designed to deliver invisible background optimisation 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 groundbreaking IntelliWrite™ fragmentation-prevention technology, originally introduced with Diskeeper 2010. Utilising IntelliWrite technology, V-locity 2.0 writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 per cent of fragmentation from occurring at source. The software is specific to the virtual environment and not only performs defragmentation functions, but also synchronises the complex, ongoing activity between host and multiple guest operating systems.

“Fragmented disk subsystems can lead to an inability to run more virtual machines [VMs] on a given hardware infrastructure, and performance bottlenecks for VMs that share a common storage subsystem,” notes Business Development Manager for Diskeeper EMEA, Thomas Doria. “V-locity is designed to alleviate the ‘virtual’ disk bottleneck for VMs and provide a faster and more efficient computing platform, without having to add more hardware.”

V-locity 2.0 also frees up vital storage resources by eliminating virtual disk “bloat”. This is the wasted disk space that occurs when virtual disks are set to dynamically grow, but do not then shrink when users or applications remove data. The software compacts the virtual disk, thereby preventing waste and allowing IT Managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources.

Bill Philpot, Manager of Information Technology at Mesa Industries, which has installed the product, states: “I was shocked to see, after deploying V-locity, the performance increase on the servers I had hosting disk-intensive operations. This includes our database server, our exchange server, and to a certain extent, two terminal servers.”

V-locity 2.0 consists of three components:

  •     V-locity Host installed in the VMware ESX Host or Windows Server 2008/R2 operating system running Hyper-V.
  •     V-locity Guest installed in all Windows virtual machines.
  •     For VMware ESX platforms, V-locity 2.0 includes a small application that allows you to remotely connect from your Windows desktop to the V-locity Host component on an ESX system.

For more information, or to arrange a review of the software please contact:

TopLine Communications
+44 (0) 20 7580 6502

Notes to editors:

V-locity 2.0 has four unique solution sets:

  •     InvisiTasking – coordinates resource usage to ensure defrag is 100% invisible
  •     IntelliWrite – prevent fragmentation and offer 100% compatibility in all environments
  •     Virtual Disk Intelligence – automatically detects and configures based on virtual disk type
  •     Virtual Disk Compaction – shrinks/compacts virtual disks that are set to grow-as-needed

About Diskeeper Corporation—Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®:

CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery with Undelete® data recovery software (http://www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking® technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (http://www.invisitasking.com).

© 2010 Diskeeper Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Diskeeper, V-locity, InvisiTasking, IntelliWrite, Undelete, real-time data protection and real-time data recovery and Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies are trademarks owned by Diskeeper Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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