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Diskeeper 2011 Professional Review in Smart Computing Magazine

by Colleen Toumayan 1. June 2011 09:24

Improve Data Performance 

For years, we have loved Diskeeper and the way it works in the background to keep your hard drives defragmented. Defragmentation programs have been available for decades, but Diskeeper is among the true innovators.With the release of 2011, the tool has gotten even better. 

Basic Bits 

Drive defragmenters aggregate the data—which drives normally break into chunks and store wherever necessary— into contiguous blocks. This speeds access time (and therefore system performance), and can literally prevent a drive from crashing.  Diskeeper takes a multipronged approach to defragmentation that eases its system impact and helps keep your drives humming along smoothly. For one thing, its IntelliWrite technology prevents fragmentation before it happens. Its new Efficient Mode feature improves the defragmenting process by identifying problem fragmentation. The Instant Defrag feature tidies up any leftover fragments it cannot process during the initial file save. Both of these happen on the fly, in the background,and with little to no impact on system resources.  

The full review is located here.

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Diskeeper | Diskeeper TV | InvisiTasking

IT News for the Week

by Feng 25. May 2011 10:11

Windows 8 Coming in 2012. Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer on Monday confirmed that Windows 8 will be available in 2012. 

Microsoft denies Intel statements about Windows 8 on ARM‎. Microsoft last week denied statements made by Intel executives about Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on ARM processors, calling them “factually inaccurate.” 

Rackspace offers hosted virtual desktops from Citrix‎. Rackspace announced Monday that it is offering hosted Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, hoping to make using virtual desktops easier. 

Jive buys OffiSync to deepen links with Microsoft apps‎. Jive Software has acquired OffiSync, whose technology links Microsoft desktop applications with cloud-based enterprise social collaboration suites. 

ARM chases server opportunities for low-power processors. ARM Holdings is seeking the support of software makers for its plan to put its low-power processors in servers. 

Fusion-io is going public. Fusion-io, the company that makes SSDs for companies like Facebook, is planning a bigger-sized initial public offering. 

Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck‎. Twitter has reached an agreement to acquire TweetDeck, a Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, for $40 million in cash and stock. 

Amazon adds electronics to Trade-Ins‎. Amazon last Thursday expanded its Trade-In program to include electronics, allowing consumers to ship gadgets to the online retailer for free in exchange for a gift card. 

Microsoft blasts EU antitrust fine in appeals hearing‎. Calling it "excessive," Microsoft this week criticized in an appeals hearing the 899 million euro fine imposed three years ago by EU antitrust regulators on Microsoft for failing to comply with a court order. 

ISuppli warns explosion at China plant may slow iPad production. iPad manufacturer Foxconn last week suspended operations at its facility in Chengdu, China after a fatal explosion, which could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple’s iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter.

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Diskeeper | Diskeeper TV

Major Performance Improvement after Running Diskeeper on DFS server

by karen 4. May 2011 05:53

“We are now running Diskeeper 2011 EnterpriseServer on our a DFS server which houses all our corporate documents. This server has about 500GB of files and was heavily fragmented prior to installing Diskeeper. 

“Users were experiencing latency issues, login delays (roaming profiles) and sometimes apps would freeze upon saving to that server. After running Diskeeper for a few weeks, there was a major performance improvement. We went from getting several calls a week prior to the Diskeeper install, down to a couple of calls a month. 

“The other server is a backup repository that houses our SQL backups, BackupExec files and other archived info. This server has over 10TB of storage. Since running Diskeeper, the overall performance of the server and backup times improved greatly.” 

Sandy Hyde, Senior Systems Analyst, Business Support Services, Family Insurance Solutions

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Defrag | Diskeeper

Diskeeper 2011 - Software So Evolutionary Where Can They Go From Here?

by Colleen Toumayan 26. April 2011 04:34
Diskeeper 2011 was covered on Wugnet.  Howard Sobel stated, “They introduced technology that slowed down and prevented fragmentation in Diskeeper 2010 so I thought it was impossible to improve on the concept of defrag much more. Not so! By increasing the efficiency of their algorithms, they have decreased the wear and tear on your hard disk and your computing performance while it works in the background. Decreasing the overall disk activity also decreases your electrical consumption. This may not be a huge savings on "your" electric bill but consider how much savings this amounts to in datacenters where thousands of hard disks are used. So being GREEN doesn't mean paying a penalty. In fact, the opposite is true for Diskeeper. I would go as far as declaring this the software utility "Product of the Year" if we didn't have 8 more months to go in 2011.” The full article is located here: http://www.wugnet.com/tips/this_week.asp  

 

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Defrag | Diskeeper | IntelliWrite

Faster File Access Using Diskeeper on SAN

by karen 19. April 2011 06:33
When I asked Patrick Blanche, of Hobbs+Black Architects, whether he saw good results from his use of Diskeeper, this is what he said: 

“Good results? … you mean GREAT right!  Allow me to explain,

We are an architectural business and work with many small interrelated files that can get highly fragmented, so for us using Diskeeper Server is a must to maintain our performance. For the past few years Diskeeper has been working full time on all file servers in Michigan, Arizona even Utah, and the result has been significant improvement in the user experience.  Back before Diskeeper, (a time I would rather forget) we suffered from literally days of waiting for Windows built-in defrag to try and cope with our TB size volumes.  Finally Diskeeper came along and we have seen those issues vanish.”

Then we worked up a fine case study about the performance benefits to his company and now they are deploying Diskeeper on all of their servers and workstations company-wide!  

The complete case study is located here: http://downloads.diskeeper.com/pdf/HobbsBlackSANCaseStudy.pdf

 

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Diskeeper | Diskeeper TV | InvisiTasking

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