SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

April 29, 2010 11:16 ET

Fragmentation Prevention and Email

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  How important is email? When it first came around, it was kind of a novelty -- an additional way to communicate with somebody, if they happened to log in and check it. Originally, email could only pass between users on the same system or network. Later, however, it became possible for users on disparate networks or systems to pass email, and then it became possible to enrich email with graphics and pictures.

In a similar way to cell phones, email has now become a vital communication channel. Today, it has completely replaced inter-office memos and hard-copy notes for everyday internal communication, not to mention replacing a vast majority of the snail-mail letters generated and sent to clients, strategic partners and the like. For personal use, it has become the de facto communication method.

File fragmentation is a severe problem for all types of applications -- but it can be especially hampering for email. Because of the volume of email that occurs, reading and writing of files on email servers causes rapidly escalating fragmentation. Additionally, because email servers must remain constantly up and running, there is no time that can be taken for scheduled or manual defragmentation. Hence, the solution must be automatic -- and the most beneficial now is fully automatic fragmentation prevention, such as that provided by Diskeeper® performance software with its proprietary IntelliWrite technology.

"Lotus Notes, used as email servers, seems to generate heavy fragmentation on the hard disks over time," said Dominic Daigle, Information Technician for the Agency for Health and Social Services of the National Capital in Quebec, Canada. "That is why we had such a performance gain after the installation of Diskeeper. We use Diskeeper on Lotus Notes mail servers to keep good performance."

Utilizing IntelliWrite technology, a new revolutionary breakthrough, Diskeeper intelligently writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring. Coupled with Diskeeper superior defragmentation technology, Diskeeper delivers a complete performance solution for every Windows system at every site.

Daigle has discovered -- like other sites -- that Diskeeper 2010 provides substantial gains wherever it is used. "We use Diskeeper also on the file servers which are connected to an EMC Clariion SAN," he said.

Diskeeper performance software is also invaluable when it comes to backups -- lengthy backup times can lead to incomplete or even failed backups. "Having Diskeeper installed reduces the backup time by 30-40%," Daigle said.

Any company greatly benefits from keeping email flowing smoothly, for internal as well as external business. Diskeeper 2010 makes it possible -- automatically and effortlessly.

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