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ASUS notebooks to provide faster Windows 7 boot-up

by Derek 18. March 2010 02:55

DIskeeper TO PROVIDE HyperBoot

Boot-Time Optimization Technology

Company Partners With ASUS to Reduce Boot Times

Burbank, CA—March 18, 2010—Diskeeper Corporation closed a second worldwide distribution agreement with ASUS, global OEM, pioneer and leader in the netbook category. Diskeeper will provide its newest HyperBoot™ boot-time optimization technology on ASUS’s forthcoming Windows® 7 notebook models.

“Diskeeper is rapidly becoming a technology player in the OEM market,” notes Mr. Gary Quan, Chief Technology Officer. “The deal with ASUS marks yet another OEM who will provide HyperBoot technology to give their users the fastest boot-up speeds available.”

HyperBoot puts an end to slow boot up times—permanently. In fact, on most machines this technology automatically provides decreased boot times from 20 to 48 percent depending on  processor, memory and configuration. Installed at the manufacturing stage, it begins “learning” a computer’s boot pattern from the first time the computer is started up and optimizes it thereafter for peak performance. Click on the below YouTube clip to see a live lab test of HyperBoot in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ft8dbyMVWw.

HyperBoot is currently available to ODM/OEMs globally. For further information, please contact Mr. Modesto Rodriguez, VP Business Development, at 818.771.1600 ext. 1734 or visit http://www.diskeeper.com/hyperboot/.

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About Diskeeper Corporation—Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery™ with Undelete® data recovery software (www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking® technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (www.invisitasking.com).

© 2010 Diskeeper Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Diskeeper, Undelete, InvisiTasking, HyperBoot, real-time data protection and real-time data recovery and Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies are trademarks owned by Diskeeper Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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Achieve “Zero Downtime Migrations” with Diskeeper

by Derek 18. August 2009 10:48

 

Anyone can perform a network migration WITH downtime. WITHOUT downtime is another story.  If you’d like to find out how, check out The Network Migration Workbook: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies for Microsoft Networks by prominent Reseller and technical author, Karl Palachuk. Amongst the best practices in use is the full implementation of Diskeeper.

We maintain many networks and knowing Diskeeper has our back gives us peace of mind. Our installation checklist is really only comprised of monitoring the installation while the technician eats a pastry, then verifying that a few default settings. It is set-it-and-forget-it at its best.   We use and have recommend Diskeeper exclusively for over 15 years. We know it is the best of breed tool for maintaining optimal drive performance and health on all of our client servers and workstations.” -Karl Palachuck 

Advanced copies of Karl’s new book can be purchased at www.networkmigrationworkbook.com He also has a popular SMB blog at http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com

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Most Annoying Industry Buzzwords

by Derek 7. August 2009 08:35

On a humorous note: I just returned from CompTIA’s Breakaway Conference in Vegas (Computing Technical Industry Association). While there, they published the results of a membership survey question which asked, “What is the most annoying industry buzzword?

The results were as follows:

1.       Value prop

2.       Paradigm shift

I would be amazed to see what would come up if they asked for the most annoying acronyms! Any takers?

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The Insider Skinny: Hyper-V Takes On VMware

by Derek 30. July 2009 08:34

I'm fresh back from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. This is the annual pilgrimage of 9,000 partners from around the world who come to find out about the latest Microsoft technologies. Obviously, Windows 7 was a highlight. But what struck me most was the amount of time devoted to virtualization, and especially VMware. Here are a few highlights:      Per Kevin Turner (Microsoft’s COO), VMware has changed their licensing scheme. Besides being very expensive, it’s not an easy upgrade path. So Microsoft will leverage this to their advantage—especially on price point—since one can get Hyper-V for free with Server 2008.  People have said that Hyper-V is too early in as a technology to decide on its being a viable alternative to VMware. Perhaps so. But 24 pts market share were taken from VMware with version 1.0 of Hyper-V alone. And now, Microsoft has Hyper-V R2 coming out with a new Live Migration feature to compete directly with VMware's core V-motion functionality.  Good enough to make one want to switch? I don’t know. But Microsoft has put a lot of thought into this. Check out their migration path: Using Microsoft’s new System Center console, one can run BOTH Hyper-V and VMware together. Microsoft views this as their “big differentiator” since VMware can't do the same.  This means with Hyper-V you will have the ease of having both products under "one pane of glass." So you don’t in fact need to give up your VMware if you wish to try both at once. Clever. 

Microsoft referred to this as "offering significant value at a fraction of the cost" (1/6th to be exact) and they showed the side by side pricing to prove it.  I am not really here to say this is right, wrong, good or bad—we deliver products for both platforms. But it does seem to me that the customer is the one who is coming out on top on this one. So it should be an interesting battle to watch.

[Derek De Vette is the VP Channel & Public Affairs] 

 

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