SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

November 18, 2008 17:13 ET

Automatic Defrag Eliminates IT Overtime

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - IT hours are at a premium these days. In addition to keeping the existing system up and running, there are updates and upgrades to deploy, new technology to incorporate and a plethora of other tasks that seem to crop up right when you least expect -- or need -- them. All over the company, fires seem to come in from every quarter that must be put out "now now now." While all this is going on, experienced IT personnel are becoming hard to come by, and due to the economy layoffs occurring, you have to handle an increasing workload with fewer resources.

At the end of a long day, the last thing you need is to perform system maintenance such as defrag. But it has to be done or performance will be reduced to a crawl, thus systems have to be analyzed so those that need such maintenance can be isolated and then times when defrag won't impact users have to be found. Once all that is accomplished, defrag actually has to be done. Additionally, these kinds of tasks can't be assigned to a "rookie" -- it takes experience to actually evaluate when and where each defrag run should be done. So again, resources are stretched thin.

Scheduled defrag is not a solution, because systems still need to be analyzed and scheduled. Overtime will still be paid to already-overworked staff that would most likely rather be home. Scheduled defrag also doesn't solve the fragmentation problem -- in between scheduled runs, fragmentation continues to build, slows down performance and impacts system reliability.

There is only one real solution to today's fragmentation problems, and that is Diskeeper® software with InvisiTasking® technology. Once installed, Diskeeper is forgotten as it automatically handles defragmenting from there on out.

Diskeeper Corporation's proprietary InvisiTasking technology allows defrag to occur utilizing only otherwise-idle system resources. This means there is never negative performance impacts on users from defrag and scheduling is never required. User complaints are drastically reduced and performance and reliability are maximized.

Best of all, precious IT personnel resources are saved and can be assigned to higher-priority tasks. Maintenance overtime for defrag -- meaning evenings and weekends -- can be eliminated.

In today's economy, every dollar counts. Diskeeper causes substantial savings to occur in many areas, including IT overtime. It is vital to every system in today's enterprises.

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