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Don’t Risk Leaving Your Data Protection Plan To Luck Of The Draw

by Alex Klein 2. July 2012 09:34
It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This proverb especially holds true when it comes to a company’s data protection strategy. Without the right tools in place, it can cost money, time – or even much more.

Circulating across the Internet lately have been many data loss horror stories, including one about a little film called Toy Story 2. With a production budget of $90 million, the film generated near $500 million dollars at the box office and is hailed as one of the most successful animated films of all time. In its early stages however, something went terribly wrong that almost stopped production in its tracks permanently.

According to Oren Jacob, former Chief Technical Officer for Pixar (Associate Technical Director for Toy Story 2 at the time), someone accidentally ran a command on the drive that contained all of the movie files – effectively DELETING most of them. On top of this, it was found that backups had failed for the past month or so – eliminating the possibility of using this data recovery method to put the pieces back together. The collective work of many people over a span of a year was deleted in a matter of seconds - can you imagine? Fortunately, in the end Pixar was able to restore the film’s data by a chance circumstance (watch the clip below to get the details), but the lesson learned here is obvious.

For example, let’s take a genuine moment to consider a current project at your company. Take into account the entire creative process, manpower and cost involved. Go ahead – I’ll wait. Okay, got it? Now picture all that work gone – documents, graphics, everything – truly GONE. What would you do? In one way or another, businesses today can’t risk the need to answer such questions. Instead, a solid data protection plan must be put in place to prevent these types of situations from happening in the first place.

This data protection plan starts with a proper backup solution, but definitely shouldn’t end there. With typical backup routines taking place once daily, huge gaps of time are left vulnerable during the workday where disaster can strike. Software such Condusiv’s Undelete® fills in those gaps and provides real time protection for servers and workstations across your network; allowing for instant data recovery regardless of how files were deleted – even in virtual environments.

"Our entire commissions’ database was saved by the Undelete program. We would have lost a week of commissions (over 2000 records easily). We are very grateful...” -Frank Broggi, Technical Manager, World Travel, Inc.

Hollywood blockbusters require a substantial monetary investment and can sometimes take years to complete production. For them, lack of complete data protection is not an option – is it for you?


Are there “holes” in your company’s data protection plan? Get Undelete and be the company hero – Woody would be proud.

Diskeeper Corporation at Interop New York

by Colleen Toumayan 27. September 2010 09:11

Diskeeper Corporation is glad to announce exhibiting at the upcoming Interop New York show, "The Leading Business Technology Event"

The show is October 20th and 21st at the Javits Center.  Come by and see us at booth 725. We will have free trialware of Diskeeper 2010 performance software, V-locity 2.0 virtual platform disk optimizer, and Undelete 2009 real time data protection software.

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Channel | Defrag | Diskeeper | HyperBoot | Undelete | Updates | virtualization | V-Locity

New Undelete Update (build 163) available

by Michael 20. January 2010 12:17

The update to Undelete 2009 to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008r2 is available. It also includes some general fixes.

I recommend going to your Account Page and downloading from there.

 

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Undelete for Windows 7 / Server 2008r2 - certified internally

by Michael 15. January 2010 06:43

The Undelete update that adds support for Win7 and Server 2008r2 has certified internally. It's now a matter of routing and uploading the software. Expect it to be available on your Diskeeper Account page early next week.

 

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Defrag and RAID: We need this on every server

by Colleen Toumayan 29. July 2009 10:50
Here is a cool success story I thought I'd share:  “The deployment process was exceedingly easy.  Made the purchase, downloaded and installed the software - watched response times drop.  Pretty nice over all. Diskeeper is exceeding my expectations. We had definite performance problems caused by heavy amounts of fragmentation. During the first two hours after installation we saw a significant improvement in access and delivery perceived timings.  This was a big surprise for us. The web application that runs on all of our servers was responding faster, pages popped a little quicker and the time between pages was reduced enough to notice without a stopwatch.   The servers are relatively standard Dell PowerEdge rack servers, running 3-6 drives in a RAID 5 configuration.  Unfortunately I don’t have timing or supporting data for comparison and analysis.   I didn’t really think that we would see a noticeable improvement after adding Diskeeper to the servers; it was more of a preventative maintenance issue for me. But on the databases host servers, we saw query times drop rapidly.   Since changing pages in our application can require dozens (or hundreds) of database calls, a small increase in the database performance results in a significant difference for the application.  Combined with a slightly faster access time for web resource files, it was a very positive change for server performance all around. Diskeeper has been moved from the optional utilities list, to the required utilities list for all of our production server deployment.   We are also recommending Diskeeper for our mid-to-high volume enterprise clients for their own hardware.  When the money-counters notice a difference dramatic enough to say, ‘We need this on every server’, something good has happened!”  Greg Porterfield, Pragmatic SoftwareSolutions Engineer/Architect 

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