SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

November 19, 2009 09:55 ET

The Importance of Defrag in Base Images

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Having and using base image packages is obviously vital to system economy, especially at large sites. Gone are the days of having to install the operating system, the latest service pack, updates and applications separately for each new machine deployed. Now it's a relatively simple task of installing the base image -- also known as a Standard Operating Environment, or SOE -- and being done with it.

The base image is configured with the OS along with service packs and updates, applications that are commonly used such as MS Office and others, as well as any applications that are particular to that site's line of business such as medical, insurance or manufacturing-specific.

There is one other software solution that should be part of every base image, however, as it solves a problem that is common to every computer. The problem is file fragmentation, and the solution would be Diskeeper® performance software.

No matter the size of the computer -- from the largest server down to the smallest notebook -- they all suffer from fragmentation. All files and free spaces on a system's disk or disks are going to be fragmented, and that fragmentation is going to seriously impact performance as well as shorten the life of any hard drive.

It's important to take into account the technology involved in the defragmenter being used, however. For example, if a manual or scheduled defragmenter is being deployed, it has one inherent flaw: it requires human intervention to run it or schedule it to run. The user can't be counted on to perform system tasks, and often doesn't even have the privileges to do so. IT personnel are already well overloaded, and may not be able to schedule each and every defragmenter throughout an enterprise. And they certainly can't be expected to execute manual defrag on all those systems.

That's why Diskeeper 2010 is the best solution -- on each and every system, it prevents fragmentation before it ever happens. Utilizing a new revolutionary technology called IntelliWrite™ fragmentation prevention, Diskeeper performance software 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 delivers a complete performance solution for every Windows system at every site, and goes far beyond what defragmentation alone can achieve.

Making Diskeeper part of every base image deployed to every system means that fragmentation will never be a problem again. Performance and reliability will be constantly maximized on every machine from there on out.

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