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The Condusiv blog shares insight into the issues surrounding system and application performance—and how I/O optimization software is breaking new ground in solving those issues.

Is 7 Your Lucky Number?

by Anthony 21. October 2009 09:54

Have you received your Windows 7 Launch Party Pack yet? Have you sent out the invites? Prepped the guacamole?

There’s not much time left as Thursday, November 22 is the big day. Will you be upgrading your client’s machines (from XP or Vista) to the latest operating system or are you going to perform a “clean” install? I’ve spoken with a number of VAR’s and they’ve indicated a clean install is their preferred method. What’s yours?

Many VAR’s have indicated a slow and steady rollout with some of their customers opting to finally pull the trigger and purchase new pre-installed systems.

And the question I’m asked, “what about Diskeeper… will it work with Windows 7?” is an easy one to answer.

Yes.

Diskeeper 2009 and HyperFast fully support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008r2, and have since we released them back in December 2008. V-locity (our Hyper-V solution), also fully supports the new Windows platforms.

So pace yourselves with the chips and champagne. And remember to install Diskeeper.

Anthony

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Words From The Wise

by Anthony 16. October 2009 09:21

We receive testimonials daily from satisfied Diskeeper users (clients, VAR's system integrators), willing to share their positive results with our readers.

Today's quote comes from Cooper Industries, an electrical products manufacturer with 31, 000 employes:

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"I think Diskeeper is a valuable tool to keep our computers running efficiently. It increases the speed and has improved disk reliability. Before running Diskeeper I would have two to three disk failures a year from fragmentation. I would pull a disk that didn't boot, put it into a system as a secondary disk and defrag it. When I would put the disk back in the original machine it would then boot.

I think Network Administrators have defrag problems and do not recognize that this is the problem. I called my counterpart at another plant and asked him what he did when he had the same type of problem and he told me he would ghost the system. I did not have time to deal with those types of issues, but Diskeeper has eliminated that problem. In almost two years of running Diskeeper I have not had a disk failure that was data related. I use the Diskeeper Administrator to deploy Diskeeper to my systems."

Gene Grim, Cooper Industries 
Network Admin
www.cooperindustries.com

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Space Abhors a Vacuum

by Anthony 7. October 2009 15:05

Have you recently added extra storage capacity to your clients systems? A 1-terabyte drive is quickly becoming the defacto standard in new or replacement installs. While your clients may think that they’ll never be able to use all that space, within a short period of time, you’re getting a call to “fix” their “slow to a crawl” system and you find that they’ve filled the drive with important “stuff”, leaving 1% free space for you to work with.

LIMITED SPACE IMPEDES PERFORMANCE RECOVERY

Volumes with limited free space are the ones most in need of defragmentation. Most defrag solutions simply cannot operate efficiently in these conditions. Diskeeper can effectively defrag your clients drives with as little as 1% available space.

Pretty remarkable.

-Anthony

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Diskeeper and TCO

by Anthony 7. October 2009 03:17

I was speaking with one of Diskeeper’s Channel Partners at SMB Nation last weekend during lunch and we were interrupted by a VAR that said he was familiar with Diskeeper but wasn’t sure why it was necessary to install the software on his clients machines.

The Channel Partner I was with did a double-take and politely asked the VAR if he was kidding. (Truthfully he wasn’t all that polite).

So, by request, I will provide a number of facts that will help to  keep your clients systems running smoothly, increasing their TCO.

Extend Your Clients System Life

This is the one investment that pays for itself many times over. Keeping systems fragmentation-free can extend the life of your hardware up to 3 additional years. Even extend- ing system life an additional six months or a year, the savings are phenomenal. The elimination of defrag scheduling and administrator attention saves time and money, while keeping performance at peak levels throughout the day. The Help Desk traffic reduction is wide ranging. Your client’s IT department (if they have one) suddenly has more time to spend on those projects that needed to be finished yesterday.

-Anthony

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TGIF at SMB Nation

by Anthony 6. October 2009 03:18

You know you’re in Las Vegas by the flashing lights and non-stop bells and whistles of the slot machines along with the massive scale of buffet offerings.

You know you’re at the Riviera when, as you exit the elevator, you’re given a choice; go right and you’re getting married at the chapel. Go left, you’re getting tattooed.

Left it was -

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Jim Locke and the SMBTN boys and girl were on hand and included our promotional materials on their exhibit table. We were also part of their raffle, offering a copy of Diskeeper 2010 (when it becomes available) to a lucky winner.

While Managed Services remained a focus of many of the sessions, VoIP and Social Media solutions were definitely the “next thing” buzz of the show.

And Diskeeper 2010 was teased into every conversation. “When can I get my hands on a copy?” you may ask.

The clock is ticking.

-Anthony

www.smbnation.com

www.la-itgirl.com

www.smbtn.org

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