I.B.I.S., Inc. users complained about sluggish ERP and CRM performance, and faced heavy SQL workloads and loss of throughput due to randomized I/O traffic from small, split I/Os.
I.B.I.S., Inc. virtualized their server infrastructure with Microsoft Hyper-V and were experiencing performance issues related to the “I/O blender” effect that mixes workloads from multiple virtual machines (VM) at the point of the hypervisor before sending out to storage a very random I/O traffic pattern. Further exacerbating the issue is the surplus of small, split I/Os generated by Windows VMs in virtual environments.
They needed to improve the performance of their CRM and ERP applications without overbuying expensive server and storage hardware for more performance.
Since I.B.I.S., Inc. was unsure as to how much performance was being taxed by the “I/O blender” effect and surplus of split I/Os, they wanted to evaluate Condusiv’s V-locity® I/O reduction software to see what kind of performance gains they could get on existing infrastructure. Kevin Schmidt, Director of IT, heard V-locity had helped other companies who virtualized SQL apps and needed significant performance gains, so he thought he would give it try.
After deploying V-locity across their Windows virtual servers, I.B.I.S., Inc. saw an aggregate 75% performance improvement across all servers and put a stop to HelpDesk calls related to sluggish performance.
The heaviest SQL workloads experienced the biggest performance gains with 120% improvement in data throughput.
Schmidt continued, “Since we’re no longer dealing with so many small split I/Os and random I/O streams, V-locity has enabled our CRM and ERP systems to process twice the amount of data in the same amount of time. The best part is that we didn’t have to spend a single dime on expensive new hardware to get that performance.”
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