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Cool Customer Quote: Up to 40% System Performance Increase

by Colleen Toumayan 2. September 2009 12:18

Diskeeper has been one of our main implementation tools for any new Windows Server-based product. HBR Solutions has been using Diskeeper for nearly 8 years, and have found it to be a critical part of our system configurations.  

Our clients understand the importance of highly efficient data access, and Diskeeper Corporation has always kept their promise on making sure that the drives are always set to peak performance. Whether we run the product under a NAS, SAN or DAS, Diskeeper has proved that it can manage any type of hardware design and configuration including virtual servers.  
 
In the majority of our client's install base, Diskeeper has shown a substantial increase in performance once installed and configured on existing systems. The hardware is a mix of IBM Shark SAN, EMC, Dell (DAS and internal) and HP (internal).

As for the NAS, DAS an SAN results, our analysis pertains to clients who had the hardware in place and were looking at upgrading their hardware. However, once we installed and configured Diskeeper on those systems, we saw performance that went up to nearly 40% better on the same hardware platform.

We are very pleased with Diskeeper and will continue to the use their product on our future endeavors.

 
Steven Bond
HBR Solutions Inc
Aberdeen, NJ

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A Diskeeper story? Yes, something does come to mind:

by Colleen Toumayan 25. August 2009 10:16

Our Executive Vice President had a 3-year old Dell computer that had probably never been defragmented.  It had only 512MB of RAM and when I worked on it, it was EXTREMELY slow.  To open up MS Word had to take 10-15 seconds or more.   I installed Diskeeper Professional and let him know what I did to speed up his PC.  Much to my surprise he called me back a day later and thanked me for speeding up his PC.  He said it was quicker and the applications he opened were more responsive.   I hung up the phone in amazement. Usually the only time a user calls is when they have a problem, not to tell you how well something is working.  Obviously Diskeeper made quite an impact on him and his PC! 

Tony Laird, United Fire GroupCedar Rapids, IA 

 

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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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No more delays in business critical ERP apps

by Colleen Toumayan 12. August 2009 05:47
Great customer success:

“Diskeeper is vital; it helps our business with what we consider preventative maintenance.  We also feel that this software keeps our server and our server apps running smoothly and efficiently as we have 50 users who require simultaneous access to our data for operation of our facilities.  I run Diskeeper on my primary ERP server which is our business critical application.  We saw within the first day, that previous delays in processing data had decreased.  Our current ERP, called Eagle, was installed and implemented about 2.5 years ago and is made by a company called DMS (now owned by AFS).  This server is one of four we run Diskeeper on.  Since we are food warehousing company, we chose an application that was built specifically for our industry.  Also as we are a company that ships and processes orders 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, being able to run at optimal performance is always crucial for us. “  

Jamison Moklak

Information Technology

Julius Silvert, Philadelphia, PA    

 

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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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