V-locity 3 now has full integration with VMware ESXi as well as existing support for other platforms such as ESX, and Microsoft Hyper-V. Other developments include V-Aware technology which detects external resource usage from other virtual machines on the virtual platform and eliminates resource contention that would otherwise exist on the same Host Server. New CogniSAN technology detects external resource usage within a shared storage system, such as a SAN, and allows for transparent optimization by never competing for resources utilized by other VMs over the same storage infrastructure. CogniSAN does this without intruding in any way into SAN-layer operations. Lastly is the new automatic zeroing of free space. This powerful engine zeroes out unused data blocks on virtual disks and makes virtual disk compaction easy. Benefits: Faster VM and Host I/O throughput, increased VM density, increased platform reliability, zero resource contention, optimized VM resource usage within a shared storage system, increased hardware life, and lower operating costs.Consists of two core components: V-locity 3 Guest installs on all Windows virtual machines. V-locity 3 Host Agent installs on any Windows virtual machine over VMware ESX/ESXi, or directly on the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. Host requires Windows 2008 (R2) server with Hyper-V role. VMware: ESX and ESXi server versions 4.0 or later. Guest supports the following OS’s: Windows XP (requires SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (or R2). V-locity 3 is designed to enormously improve the performance and efficiency of all VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms automatically, intelligently and transparently.