What we do: Veloxum actively and continuously optimizes existing virtualization infrastructure and application settings, such as VMware’s, to maximize workload density and reduce TCO up to 50%. (If pressed for “typical” or “average” results, customers report these to be 30% gains in workload density. Workload density and TCO reduction are 1:1.)
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But, don’t take our word for it, today Veloxum’s software helps government, financial services, healthcare, professional services, and manufacturing customers continuously and automatically optimize their IT infrastructure.
As more Enterprises deploy virtualizedenvironments, they often find that these environments contain hundreds of interrelated settings, requiring active performance and capacity tuning; otherwise, workload densities fall and virtualization costs soar.
Veloxum created a process for automated OS optimization called “Active, continuous optimization” or ACO. ACO is simple to understand since one can find examples of ACO processes throughout modern life, to ensure that tasks are completed as efficiently as possible in dynamic environments. Auto-focus cameras and camcorders make sure photographers maintain optimal focus and lighting so they can take great pictures. Hybrid cars constantly determine how to optimally store energy for maximum saving fuel, and modern flight systems optimally calculate the flight paths for fuel savings and safe landings, often completely independent of a pilot! Like these other ACO processes, IT organization increasingly need to make sure that OS settings are optimally set within their dynamic, virtualized environments to provide IT services as quickly and efficiently as possible. With the rising costs of virtualized infrastructure, the time for active, continuous optimization of OS settings has arrived.
How complex is this issue? Let’s take some sample numbers for Microsoft Exchange running on VMwareThere are 115 discrete settings affecting performance and capacity (read the footnote if the audience is technical and want details)If grouped into related settings, there are close to 175M settings possibilitiesIf you were to test all possibilities for the best combination, it would take 56 years to test them all at a rate of 10 seconds per test.
Veloxum software brings ACO to the data center. Using its patent-pending ACO process, Veloxum software collects metrics across the infrastructure to solve capacity and performance issues. Next, it automatically calculates the values for hundreds of interrelated settings, and then continuously updates those settings to maximize performance and capacity of changing workloads.
Veloxum calculates optimum settings for groups of interdependent settings. Within VMware and Guest OS’s, these include memory, CPU, network, and storage settings. Veloxum also contains application-specific optimizations for some Enterprise applications such as Citrix VDI, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SQLserver.
Veloxum software is made up of three parts. The first is a guest-resident, light-weight Veloxum agent that reports metrics and receive settings updates for each optimized guest OS and associated application. The second is a Veloxum server that runs as a 64-bit VMware virtual appliance that collects agent metrics and pushes new settings to them. The third and last component is the Veloxum Management Console. It allows viewing server metrics or optionally pushing new settings manually to clients.
One such success story is Gabriel Sandu, Sr. Dir. Of Technical Services for Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Gabriel finds that Veloxum not only saves him money on VMware but, because of its automated nature, also saves him personnel costs.
Thank you for your time and interest in Veloxum and its active continuous optimization process. Should you have questions on any part of this presentation, you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website, or call us directly.
Veloxum corporate introduction for crowdfunder may 29 2012
Company and Product IntroductionPresenters: Kevin Cornell CEO Michael Lazar CTOMay 29, 2012
What We Do Veloxum actively and continuously optimizesexisting server infrastructure and application settings to maximize workload density and reduce TCO up to 50% Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 2
FAQs• Founded in 2009 by a core team from Network Physics, Symphoniq, and Finisar• V1.0 optimized Microsoft stack (SharePoint, Exchange, Outlook, SQLserver)• Nominee for Gartner 2012 cool company award for Cloud and Infrastructure Management• Global company: Based in U.S. with resellers in Europe, Australia, Brazil, throughout Asia• Series A funding from Stage 1 Ventures Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 3
Customers WhoDependUpon Veloxum Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 4
Server environments contain hundreds ofinterrelated settings, requiring active performance and capacity tuning; otherwise, workload densities fall and virtualization costs soar 5
Active Continuous Optimization (ACO) Step 1 Gather and correlate data Step 4 Calculate solution Step 2 Define performance inhibitors Step 5 Remediate Step 3 Root cause Step 6 Test and logAuto-Focus Auto-Regenerative Braking Auto-Pilot Auto-Optimization Google search yields > 33,000,000 results Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 6
Settings NightmareNumbers for Microsoft Exchange:115: Settings affecting performance and capacity*174,900,000+: Settings possibilities56: Years to test all settings (10 seconds / test)* Includes OS and application settings for Microsoft’s Windows, Exchange Server, Global Catalog Server, andWindow’s Active Directory Server, as well as VMware ESXi settings and client workstation access settings Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 7
Veloxum’s ACO: What It Does Collects metrics across the infrastructure to solve capacity and performance issues Automatically calculates values for hundreds of interrelated settings Continuously updates settings to maximize performance and capacity of changing workloads Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 8
Veloxum’s ACO: Settings Calculated Application specific settings • Exchange • SQLserver • SharePoint Guest OS settings • Memory • CPU • Network • Storage HyperVisor/Server Settings • Memory • CPU • Network • Storage Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 9
Veloxum’s ACO: Architecture Connectors: report metrics & update settings 1 Management Console: Allows3 viewing VA metrics & optionally pushing new settings manually 2 Server: 64-bit VMware virtual appliance collects Connector metrics and pushes new settings Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 10
Defensible Intellectual Property Veloxum Intelligent Performance Tuning Engine Solves inputs from handlers Constraints CPU Storage Network Applications iPTE Handlers iPTE Handlers iPTE Handlers iPTE Handlers Bandwidth Context Switch IOPS Buffers Latency Queue Latency Threads Packet Loss Cache hits Queue / Concurrency Memory Allocation Packet Pipleline iSCSI / Fibre / RAID Configuration Options Ordering Physical System Virtual Systems Collect / Test Analyze Apply SERVERS OPERATING SYSTEMS a STORAGE NETWORK ɛ ∆ WORKSTATIONS APPLICATIONS iPTE Rules Place "Solutions" into Operating Systems and Applications Continously optimze based on existing stateVeloxum Confidential – Do not distribute without written authorization. 11 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TUNING AN OPERATING SYSTEM, APPLICATION, OR NETWORK COMPONENT
Solution: Veloxum AutomatedOptimization Microsoft Apps Virtualization (SharePoint/Exchange/SQL Server)• Exchange performance improved by 700% • Increase capacity of host servers by 30%• Reduce Outlook disconnect errors by 75% • Reduce guest CPU Ready by 50%• SharePoint performance improved by 45% • Reduce host CPU by 30-50%• SQL Server query times decreased by 40% • Reduce I/O latency/Increase I/O throughput • Increase guest throughput by 200% – 800% Networking Tier One Applications• LAN throughput improved by 200%–600% • Application optimization modules added as• WAN throughput improved by 50%-1300% needed• iSCSI performance improved by 50%• Reduce “out-of-order” packets by 40%• Reduce packet loss by 40%–60% Veloxum Corp Confidential – Do not distribute without written authorization. 12
Network Improvement (Guest View) Pre-optimization results: Post-optimization results: • 18.30 Mbps Upload • 102.2 Mbps Upload (5.6x improvement) • 36.81 Mbps Download • 89.95 Mbps Download (2.4x improvement) Veloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 13
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“Veloxum both shows me the causes of my VMware settings inefficiencies and, more importantly, implements their necessary fixes. I have no need to hire additional people for an ongoing solution.” – Gabriel Sandu, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NYVeloxum Corporation – Do not distribute without written authorization. 16