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Admiral Metals Doubles SQL Throughput with V-locity I/O Reduction Software

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"Admiral Metals Doubles SQL Throughput with V-locity I/O Reduction Software"

When queries during peak load would cause the servers to lag, Admiral Metals needed a solution to increase application performance.

Admiral Metals has built its reputation on delivering competitively priced, highest-grade metals with superb machineability. They deliver top-notch metal tubes, rods and bars, sheet metal, and other shapes, all with precision accuracy, on budget and on time, often overnight.

Admiral Metals relies on the efficiency of their SQL servers. However, they were experiencing bogged down SQL and ShoreTel servers during peak load times and were needing weekly reboots to refresh these servers.

“We virtualized our servers but weren’t getting the performance we wanted during peak load times. We suspected the “I/O blender” effect was giving us some problems, so we wanted to evaluate V-locity I/O reduction software before throwing more expensive server and storage hardware at the problem,” said Matt Skelley, Network Admin & Systems Engineer, Admiral Metals.

“After deploying V-locity onto the virtual servers running SQL and ShoreTel, we saw such dramatic reduction in I/O that throughput nearly doubled on both systems. Any lag we used to experience during peak load has disappeared. In addition to performance gains, we no longer have to reboot servers once a week,” says Matt.

“One of the things we love most about V-locity is that it is automatic. It deploys easily, runs transparently in the background with near-zero overhead, and all functionality is set-and-forget. I also like the weekly status reports I get on each server, so I can monitor workload growth on each system,” says Matt.


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