The Condusiv I/O Assessment tool is designed to provide you the ability to see how well your storage is performing.
IT pros know all too well the pain and frustration due to performance problems such as users getting disconnected and complaining, SQL reports or queries taking forever or timing out, annoyingly slow applications causing users to wait, lose productivity and complain, backups failing to complete in the allotted window or even having to constantly reboot the servers to restore performance for a bit. Troubleshooting these issues can cost you many late nights, lost weekends and even missing important events.
These issues are commonly traced back to storage I/O efficiencies. No matter the underlying storage, the Windows file system will tend to break up writes into separate storage I/Os and send each I/O packet down to the storage layer separately causing I/O characteristics that are much smaller, more fractured, more random than they need to be. In a virtual environment, the I/O blender effect comes in to play mixing and randomizing I/O streams coming from the different virtual machines on that hypervisor, causing I/O contention. This means systems process workloads about 50% slower than they should on the typical Windows server because far more I/O is needed to process any given workload. This has been found to be to be the cause of a host of Windows performance problems.
So how do you know if your servers haven fallen prey to this condition? You can stop guessing and find out for sure. It’s easy, run the FREE Condusiv® I/O Assessment Tool.
Read on to find out more about the Condusiv® I/O Assessment Tool.
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