SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

December 24, 2009 13:01 ET

Preventing Fragmentation: Essential for the Enterprise

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - If you question any system administrator as to "essential" software applications or utilities, you're likely to get any number of answers. You're likely to also find some commonalities, though, such as anti-virus, firewall, backup and defragmentation. But in the case of defrag, the defragmentation technology being used is a key factor -- one that bears examination by any enterprise.

File fragmentation occurs on all computers. Invented to better utilize disk space, fragmentation breaks files into pieces (fragments). While the disk space is indeed better utilized, a serious problem is entered in due to the multiple extra I/Os required to access all the fragments of a file. Performance is drastically affected, hard drive life is shortened by a third to half, and system reliability can also come into question.

For many years, the common defragmentation solution has been scheduled defragmentation; at times when a system isn't in use, defragmentation could be scheduled to run. In today's computing environment, however, with its enormous files and huge disk drive capacities, scheduled defrag is no longer able to keep up with the fragmentation rates. Preventing fragmentation before it happens is the only real solution.

Diskeeper® 2010 is the only real way to keep pace with fragmentation. 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'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.

In today's computing environments with their constant access and frantic rates of fragmentation, Diskeeper 2010 is essential to make systems faster, more reliable, with longer life and improved energy efficiency, all with zero overhead.

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