Diskeeper boosts virtual hard drives with defrag for Hyper-V


Diskeeper boosts virtual hard drives with defrag for Hyper-V

Cliff Saran

Diskeeper has launched a defrag utility for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualisation software to improve the hard disc performance of virtual machines.

The V-locity virtual platform disc optimiser is designed to remove the bottleneck associated with running virtual server environments, the company said.

According to Diskeeper, virtual systems suffer twice as much disc fragmentation as physical servers. The company said that disc systems are put under increased pressure when four or more servers are consolidated into one, a single storage device.

V-locity is designed to tackle the performance degradation by defragmenting files and consolidating free space on every Windows system on which it is installed in the background, Diskeeper said. The price for V-locity is £130 per physical core, based on a volume order for 1-19 cores.

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