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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.

IntelliWrite boosts Lotus Domino Performance - Success Story

by Colleen Toumayan 16. April 2010 05:38

Sure I'd love to give a recommendation for Diskeeper.  We are running 2010 now with Diskeeper Administrator and so far I love the improvements. Many of our Lotus Domino servers were so busy that realtime defrag had trouble keeping up, but with the new IntelliWrite technology preventing most of the fragmentation in the first place, we finally have it under control.

 

The systems were running well prior to introducing Diskeeper, but we deployed the software during a project where we virtualized over 80% of our production servers.  Because of the shared storage aspect of our virtual platform I knew that fragmentation would become a serious issue if we didn't deal with it from day one.  The  Lotus Domino servers often had trouble keeping up with the fragmentation rate but most other servers did well with Diskeeper Server 2008.   

The new Diskeeper 2010 has our fragmentation in check across the boards and I couldn't be happier with it.

 

 

Josh Currier, Network Manager - Munters Americas

Amesbury, MA

http://www.muntersglobal.com

 

Munters is the  global leader in energy-efficient air treatment solutions and restoration services based on expertise within humidity and climate-control techniques.  Munters is organized in three divisions; Dehumidification, MCS (Moisture Control Serviced) and HumiCool. Customers are served in a wide range of segments, the most important being the insurance, utilities, food, pharma and electronics industries. Manufacturing and sales are carried out via the Group’s own companies in 30 countries. The Group has approx. 4000 employees and net sales of SEK 6,650 million.

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Defrag | Diskeeper | IntelliWrite | Success Stories | virtualization

Another cool IntelliWrite success

by Colleen Toumayan 4. March 2010 09:42

“We have been a Diskeeper customer for several years now and have not had any complaints. Installation is quick and easy with the admin console tool. The application does not have code bloat with each new version. I believe that the traditional hard drive in our environment has lasted longer since the drive heads have to do less work. I have 5 year+ old PCs with the original hard drives in them.  I have been very impressed with the new Intelliwrite prevention technology. I have seen 90% frag prevention on workstations and have a 380gb MS SQL database with 99% prevention. Our Domain Controllers and Fileservers range from 78% to 88%. This average has been done since we have installed the Diskeeper 2010 version in November of 2009.  Attached [below] is a screenshot of Diskeeper 2010 Server running MS Server 2003 R2 X64 with MS SQL. I hope to replace some aging servers with SSD drives and am looking forward to testing Diskeeper with HyperFast” .

Mike L., Information Technology Manager, Ohio Valley Community Credit Union

 

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IntelliWrite | Success Stories

Crazy or Smart? Inside IntelliWrite part II

by Michael 2. February 2010 05:39

A cure for cancer it is not, but in the category of performance (defrag) software, IntelliWrite is quite the bold, unorthodox step forward. Like many things new and revolutionary it is to be questioned, critiqued and qualified.

When we created IntelliWrite we had to first question the old way of doing things. Same goes for you, the user. You also need to form your own opinion on whether a new approach to eliminating fragmentation is warranted and worthwhile.

Now of course new does not necesarrily mean better, but new can, when done right change the way of things... for the better.

Our customers are our best and favorites critics. We hope we have provided you value and have earned your approval.

IntelliWrite technology is, as the name would imply, smart. Not only is it a better solution to removing fragmentation (it prevents fragmentation), but it actually self-learns; i.e. it gets smarter over time. Or perhaps more simply as one customer, who per his company policy must remain anonymous :-(, said, "crazy smart".

 

IntelliWrite learns how the various different applications on your system write data, much like advanced heuristic anti-virus solutions that learn "patterns" and can then proactively block new, as yet unreported, malware. IntelliWrite adapts to the applications on your system and how they write, and thereby fragment your files. That adaptive learning makes IntelliWrite increasingly more effective on your computer.  

Another part of the technology is an awareness of its surroundings. IntelliWrite automatically detects conditions where it might affect system performance and backs off, thus providing the best balance for performance – improves performance when fragmentation can be prevented and does not impact free space fragmentation when it might matter (i.e. when the available space is very low). One such easy-to-demonstrate case is on volumes with less than 2GB free space; IntelliWrite disables itself.

We began the process of securing the intellectual property rights to this revolutionary innovation prior to the release. You don't have to be a crazy Irishman to know that if you're looking for "The only way to prevent fragmentation before it happens(tm)", you've come to the right place.

 

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Diskeeper | IntelliWrite

The Diskeeper Dashboard - IntelliWrite

by Michael 17. December 2009 11:58

We have an online FAQ that I thought I'd post here as well. It provides some valuable insight into what's going on with all those graphs and statistics related to our proprietary new IntelliWrite technology.

IntelliWrite Fragmentation Prevention

 

This section of the Dashboard tab explains that IntelliWrite increases system performance by preventing fragmentation before it happens.

IntelliWrite System Statistics for All Volumes Since the Previous Day

This section of the Dashboard Tab includes statistical information regarding fragmentation prevented by IntelliWrite, fragmentation eliminated by Automatic Defragmentation, and a sum of the two numbers since the previous day.

It is important to note that the amount of fragmentation prevented is an estimation determined by a large number of factors and extensive testing. The IntelliWrite graphs are designed to approximate fragments prevented across a wide range of applications and must incorporate various types of file writes and modifications into a singular display. In some cases the charts may over-estimate and in other cases, underestimate. For example, on SQL Server® the graphs may overestimate about 10% of the fragmentation prevented, on Microsoft® Office documents it may underestimate the number of fragments prevented by 80%. What is important is that with IntelliWrite enabled, fragmentation is being handled, before it happens. The end result of having Diskeeper with IntelliWrite and Automatic Defragmentation working is a system running at peak performance in the most efficient way possible (without fragmentation).

The statement: "Proactive prevention is the most energy efficient method to eliminate increased storage power consumption caused by fragmentation," points out that when IntelliWrite is handling your system’s fragmentation, it is reducing the amount of disk head movement previously needed to accomplish defragmentation and therefore is reducing Diskeeper's total system resource footprint.

System Fragmentation Prevention Graph

 

This section of the Dashboard tab shows system fragmentation prevented by IntelliWrite in real-time. In the graph, fragmentation prevented every second, within the last minute, for your entire system, is displayed in green. The scale on the left side of the graph pertains to the number of fragments that have been prevented and the scale along the top of the graph pertains to the seconds in the last minute.

Statistical Information for Selected Volume(s) Since the Previous Day

 

This section of the Dashboard tab shows statistical information for selected volume(s) since the previous day. The columns of the table include the name of the selected volume(s), whether or not IntelliWrite and Automatic Defragmentation are enabled, the number of fragments prevented, the number of fragments eliminated and file read/write time % improvement.

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Diskeeper | IntelliWrite

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