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Condusiv Technologies New V-locity Server I/O Optimization Software Accelerates Exchange and SQL by 50% or More Without the Cost of New Storage Hardware

April 21, 2013

LONDON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

– Optimizing I/O at the source with V-locity(R) Server powers faster applications and
eliminates performance bottlenecks, so organizations can protect existing CAPEX equipment
and save investment dollars by going 50% faster on the IT infrastructure they already
have.

Condusiv(TM) Technologies, the leader in high-performance software optimizing
technology, people and businesses, today announced the release of V-locity Server
optimization software, purposely designed for I/O-intensive applications like SQL Server
and Exchange running on physical servers.

Condusiv Technologies’ V-locity architecture was first introduced for virtual
platforms, optimizing I/O at the source on guest machines, as close to the application as
possible to eliminate unnecessary I/O from getting pushed through the server, network and
storage environment. With the release of V-locity Server
[http://learn.condusiv.com/V-locity-Server-Landing-EMEA-EN.html?vendor=PRNewswire ],
Condusiv has applied its high performance V-locity architecture to physical server
environments where many organizations continue to run their most I/O intensive
applications. With I/O optimized at the source, more work can be processed in the same
amount of time for greater throughput while application latency is dramatically reduced.
Optimized I/O means organizations can scale-sharing servers and storage among more devices
and more users-all while managing their most demanding workloads and business critical
data-centric applications.

I/O Performance Barriers

While storage density has advanced at 60% CAGR, storage performance has advanced at
just 10% CAGR. As a result, reading and writing of data has become a significant
bottleneck, as applications running on powerful CPUs must wait for data, forcing
organizations to continually buy more storage hardware to spread the load.

With Big Data, Cloud Computing and BYOD, more data is in motion than ever before, and
there is greater demand for high-speed access of that data. Organizations need to tackle
the I/O problem in a scalable, cost-effective way. Even as organizations move to
virtualized environments, I/O-intensive applications like SQL Server and Exchange still
reside on physical servers.

“In 2013 CIO’s require improved IT performance. They can no longer afford to spend 70%
to 80% of their funds refreshing and expanding existing systems. They need to be able to
shift a big chunk of their budgets into growth initiatives–IT projects and programs that
open new markets and new business,” said Jerry Baldwin, CEO of Condusiv Technologies.
“V-locity Server is leading the shift from hardware to software in solving performance
issues in the enterprise. The result is business critical legacy applications that are
accelerated by 50% or more while saving organizations up to 80 cents on the dollar since
all that speed is delivered without disruptive and expensive new hardware.”

There are two performance barriers at work:

        - Windows generates unnecessary I/O traffic by splitting files upon write,
          which also impacts subsequent reads
        - Frequently-accessed data unnecessarily travels the full distance from server
          to storage and back on every I/O request.

These two behaviors create an enormous amount of unnecessary I/O that prevents data
and applications from performing at peak operation.

When a system services many simultaneous requests from a number of disparate data
access points, I/O bottlenecks occur. This problem is compounded by the above read and
write inefficiencies resulting in an unwelcome increase in overhead that reduces server,
network and storage performance. In today’s data-driven environment, there is an even
greater need for cost-effective bandwidth or I/O capacity that can only be achieved
through proactive software optimization.

As a first step to I/O optimization, V-locity Server
[http://learn.condusiv.com/V-locity-Server-Landing-EMEA-EN.html?vendor=PRNewswire ]
eliminates nearly all unnecessary I/O operations at the operating system level when
writing a file, which in turn eliminates all unnecessary I/O operations on subsequent
reads. As a second step, V-locity Server caches frequently accessed data within available
server memory without resource contention to the application to keep read requests from
traveling the full distance to storage and back.

With V-locity at the top of the technology stack, optimizing I/O at the point of
origin, this means only productive I/O is pushed through the server, network and storage.
This approach to I/O optimization compliments technologies that may already be running to
promote IOPS or latency reduction, including SSDs, flash cards, SAS, etc., and provides
tremendous benefit from the top-down. And since I/O is optimized at the source, V-locity
Server [http://learn.condusiv.com/V-locity-Server-Landing-EMEA-EN.html?vendor=PRNewswire ]
is network storage agnostic, providing benefits to advanced storage features like
snapshots, replication, thin provisioning and deduplication.

“V-locity is like nitro for your storage. My web applications are faster; my databases
respond quicker and backups transfer faster. With V-locity optimizing our environment, the
amount of workload we were able to process in the same amount of time jumped 89%,” said
Carlo Piccini, Oracle and Affinium DBA, Bell Canada.

V-locity(R) Server optimization software is a ground-breaking solution for physical
server applications. Condusiv Technologies guarantees a minimum 25% performance
improvement on physical server applications, OR THE SOFTWARE IS FREE!

Register at http://www.condusiv.com/guarantee
[http://learn.condusiv.com/EMEA25PerformanceGuarantee_RegisterPage.html?vendor=PRNewswire ]
to learn more. V-locity even comes with a self-auditing benchmark to provide a “before”
and “after” comparison in your real-world environment (Iometer validated by openBench
Labs).

“In a server environment with FSB I/O subsystems, V-locity Server optimized Microsoft
Exchange IOPS performance dramatically. Exchange was able to effectively complete 75% more
transactions than without V-locity Server running on the Exchange host and the PDC
server,” said Dr. Jack Fegreus, founder of openBench labs.

Inside V-locity Server

V-locity IntelliMemory(TM)technology addresses read request inefficiency by caching
the most active data in the server’s available memory. Should an application require that
memory, V-locity serves memory back to the application to ensure there is never a case of
memory starvation or resource contention.

V-locity IntelliWrite(R)technology optimizes I/O write operations, eliminating the
performance penalties associated with the Windows OS splitting files into pieces and
writing each piece to a different logical location within the SAN or NAS. V-locity is
aware of space allocation and aggregates writes to behave sequentially – requiring less
I/O for every file written. Subsequent reads also benefit, since only minimum I/O is
required to fulfill the request. As a result, only productive I/O requests are processed
across the entire infrastructure, enabling more data to be processed in the same amount of
time.

V-locity Server Benefit Analyzer: To easily see the exact benefits of V-locity in your
real-world environment, V-locity is bundled with self-auditing benchmark software (Iometer
validated by openBench Labs) that provides a before-and-after performance comparison
during initial deployment over a three-day period. All key metrics needed to establish a
“proof of concept” are report-ready, with all the empirical evidence needed to present
V-locity’s results to your organization.

InvisiTasking(R)technology allows all the V-locity Server “background” operations
within the server to run with zero resource impact on current production.

V-locity auto-detects storage type and optimizes itself for peak performance
accordingly (SAN, NAS, DAS). Moreover, any SSD connected to a server is optimized as
V-locity boosts performance while extending its lifecycle.

V-locity Server optimization software is the second product to be introduced in the
V-locity product family, now joining V-locity 4 VM Acceleration software for virtualized
environments including all VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual platforms.

V-locity Server system requirements:

V-locity Server runs on the Intel(R) x86/x64 platforms (including compatible CPUs from
other manufacturers) on the following Windows operating systems:

Windows Server 2003

Windows 2008 Server

Windows 2008 Server R2

Windows Server 2012

We recommend 4GB of physical memory on servers where you install V-locity Server, with
a minimum 1 GB available for IntelliMemory. IntelliMemory will use somewhere between 256
MB and 24GB, depending on data volume and platform configuration, whether x86 or x64
systems.

For more information on V-locity Server:

http://www.condusiv.com/business/v-locity/server

For more information on Condusiv Technologies: http://www.condusiv.com

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About Condusiv. Condusiv Technologies creates high-performance software that optimizes
and maintains application performance and efficiency, extends equipment longevity to make
technology, people and businesses more productive. From the moment Condusiv software is
installed on physical or virtual systems, our technology ensures data performance is
automatically optimized. Requiring zero overhead, our energy-efficient, “Set It and Forget
It”(R) solutions are used by over 90% of the Fortune 1000 and almost three-quarters of The
Forbes Global 100. Our customers include thousands of global enterprises, government
agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and
home users worldwide. With over 30 years of cutting-edge product development, we lead the
market in data storage innovation, delivering thought-leading technology that improves
your business and user experience. Condusiv solutions help technology function at peak
levels, increasing the productivity of people and business.

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