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Diskeeper Ships Virtual Platform Performance Optimizer

Diskeeper Corporation has officially shipped V-locity™, a new virtual platform performance optimizer designed to maximize server speeds on Microsoft’s Hyper-V. 

Already a VMware and Microsoft partner for its Diskeeper® product line, the upward move to develop 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.  

“The need to go beyond the scope of defragmentation was necessary,“ notes Diskeeper Product Manager, Michael Materie, ”as when multiple systems share resources on a virtual platform, the ‘sharing’ amongst the VMs turns into competition amongst them for resources. This problem with VMs is fully addressed with our virtual optimizer.  

“We also employed our well known InvisiTasking® processing technology to ensure zero resource conflict. So those familiar with the Diskeeper product line will appreciate the same seamless real time benefits of V-locity’s operations.” 

V-locity also frees up vital storage resources by eliminating VHD “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 VHD, thereby preventing waste and allowing IT Managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources. 

Diskeeper was the first ever defragmenter certified for Hyper-V, garnering notable praise from Microsoft* citing that "After independent testing, we found that Diskeeper’s automatic defragmenter not only exploits Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V capabilities but also is designed to meet mission-critical expectations in a virtualized environment." Now V-locity has taken that technology to an all new level, bringing the first ever virtual platform performance optimizer to the enterprise. 

V-locity consists of two components:

  • V-locity Host installed on Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V
  • V-locity Guest installed on Windows virtual machines

For pricing and volume licensing discounts, call 800-829-6468 or contact your favorite reseller. More information at  

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:37 PM by David Marshall
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