SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

November 25, 2009 11:16 ET

How Much Faster Is Fragmentation Prevention?

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2009) - Two very common computing environments today are virtual machines (VMs) and databases. In that VMs greatly reduce resource consumption while making it possible to better utilize existing resources, and while databases are the heart and soul of just about any enterprise, it is vital that both uniformly achieve maximum performance.

It's a known fact that file fragmentation will slow both down, and quickly. For many years, defragmentation was the answer. And an efficient answer it was; sites found that drives that had been routinely defragmented performed many times faster than those that hadn't, and lasted at least as long as their expected lifespan as well; in some cases, they lasted well beyond expectations.

Diskeeper Corporation, long the leader in defragmentation and performance solutions, has now taken the next evolutionary step in dealing with fragmentation. Diskeeper® 2010 performance software actually prevents fragmentation in the first place, before it happens. And reports of performance results are already starting to surface.

"I have Diskeeper on my VMware server with the Virtual 64-bit Oracle 10-gigabyte database that I develop on," said Mark June, Business Application Analyst with Knife River Corporation. "It keeps those performing at their best. Prior to putting Diskeeper on I would do a manual defrag with another product and that took 3 1/2 days to defragment 3 terabytes of disk space."

"I also have Diskeeper on my laptop that keeps it running in tip-top shape even with the constant downloading and replacement of large database dump files," June added.

Utilizing a new revolutionary technology called IntelliWrite™, Diskeeper 2010 intelligently writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring. Coupled with Diskeeper software's superior defragmentation technology, Diskeeper 2010 delivers a complete performance solution for every Windows system at every site, and goes far beyond what defragmentation alone can achieve.

"When I drop a complete table space and re-create to refresh data to test my applications, from the word go it is quite optimized," June said. "I have also noticed the creation of the table is much faster, and my VMware server running the server is incredibly responsive after the change to Diskeeper 2010."

Because considerable system resources are used just in writing files, fragmentation prevention makes previously unapproachable levels of system efficiency a reality. Significant savings are achieved reducing energy consumption and cooling -- even more than is done with conventional defragmentation.

"Diskeeper is definitely vital," June concluded.

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