Software Recommendation with Dell Compellent SAN and Condusiv Velocity
Posted on 2015-02-18
A colleague of mine is looking to purchase Condusiv Velocity but wanted to know if it is worth it. A little bit about the environment:
Fully virtualized Hyper-V 2012 R2 environment running on a Dell Compellent SAN. The Dell Compellent is a Tiered Storage solution meaning that all of the writes ideally take place on Tier 1 and the data progresses to Tier 3 until a change is made.
My colleague is interested in buying Condusiv Velocity but my concern is that the application will work a lot like Disk keeper and make all of the Data funnel into Tier 1 storage because it has a continuing defrag happening.
Has anybody used Velocity? Do you feel it's a valuable purchase?