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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.

Defragmenting IT Healthcare

by Michael 20. December 2010 05:18

Joe Marion is founder and Principal of Healthcare Integration Strategies, specializing in the integration of imaging technologies with the overall healthcare IT landscape. His blog (at Healthcare Informatics) covers challenges and opportunities specifically relevant to optimizing Healthcare IT initiatives.

Medical images are a significant percentage of the the world's storage requirements, and have been predicted to encompass an even greater percentage of future storage demand. In Joe's recent blog post he posed the question "Is Defragmentation a Boon to Healthcare IT Performance?"

In his post he includes personal observations and insight into performance implications fragmentation can incur on IT as healthcare departments themselves consolidate and standardize application use:

"With departmental solutions, there very likely was less emphasis on system tools such as defragmentation applications.  Now that PACS technology is becoming more intertwined with the rest of IT, there should be greater emphasis on inclusion of these tools.  In addition, server virtualization can mean that previously independent applications are now part of a virtual server farm."

He also makes the astute observation that centralizing computing and storage magnifies bottlenecks, making a solution such as defragmentation increasingly more vital:

"The addition of disk-intensive applications such as speech recognition and imaging could potentially impact the overall performance of these applications.  As data storage requirements within healthcare grow, the problem will potentially get worse.  Think of the consequence of managing multiple 3000-slice CT studies and performing multiple 3D analyses.  As more advanced visualization applications go the client-server route, the performance of a central server doing the 3D processing could be significantly impacted."

You can read Joe's blog here.

  

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Defrag | Diskeeper | IntelliWrite | V-Locity

Third Place? eh, we'll take it

by Michael 23. November 2010 12:16

We didn't win the 2010 Windows IT Pro Editor's Choice for Best System Utility this year (we won last year). While we lost out to a couple consumer/small-biz software suites, we're the only awarded enterprise system performance solution of the group (a group that encompasses various non-competitive products), so we're content with Bronze. You can read the full article here

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awards | Diskeeper

Windows IT Pro Study - Defragmentation Benefits

by Michael 19. November 2010 03:14

Windows IT Pro recently undertook a survey of users who have applied Diskeeper across their network. The purpose was to uncover the benefits achieved from this solution.

It covers points such as...

Increased hardware life, and reduction in unnecessary I/O:

Improved system stability and less crashes:

Less drive failures and data loss:

Faster backups and bootups:

 

Their conclusion?

“Low overhead in system resources, significant documented potential improvements in performance and reliability, along with the improved user productivity and better IT resource utilization demonstrate beyond a doubt that Diskeeper software isn’t just a “nice to have” option in your standard system configuration for the effective business IT department. It is a “must have” in order to obtain the best possible performance and ROI on your servers and workstations.”

Read the full paper here: Windows IT Pro Reliability white paper.pdf (2.10 mb)

Slow PC? Defrag It!

by Colleen Toumayan 27. October 2010 04:42

Short 1950s style defrag ad here. Free trialware here.

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Diskeeper | Diskeeper TV

Diskeeper Wins Gold: Video Review of DIskeeper 2010 from Top Ten Reviews

by Colleen Toumayan 26. October 2010 06:26

Diskeeper 2010 was reviewed on Top Ten Reviews and won the Gold award.

Diskeeper offers a large list of powerful features for both general computer users and advanced experts. Diskeeper is a top performer, surpassing all the other disk defragmenter software reviewed as a result of its impressive feature set and very fast performance.

The video is also here.

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awards | Defrag | Diskeeper | HyperBoot | IntelliWrite

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