Efficiency and uptime are key across all industries, but especially so in E&P where safe and secure operations are critical. Increasingly more of those operations utilize hardware and software solutions to communicate between the field and office. This increased application use coupled with high volume of server requests place an increased burden on shared storage resources that adversely impact application performance. One way to overcome these storage bottlenecks that degrade application performance in virtual environments is through the use of high speed server resources like flash storage. By putting storage performance on the server tier, companies can accelerate virtual workloads while extending the life of existing storage assets.