SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

September 29, 2009 08:24 ET

Defragmentation: Making Life Trouble-Free for IT

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - To say that IT has enough on its plate is, in the vast majority of cases, a ridiculously unnecessary statement. Not only does IT have enough, it has twice to three times enough. Quite in addition to moving along on company computing strategies, system personnel are constantly working to keep everything up and running, put out fires, develop solutions on the fly and a plethora of other tasks. There is seldom "enough days" to get everything done.

Because of the enormous amount of traffic, it can be "the last straw" to have a steady stream of user complaints about slow performance. Not only does it mean one more thing to do, it's a generalized complaint and therefore requires troubleshooting to figure out in each case. This is especially true if the first thing that comes to mind as a cause of slow access -- defrag -- is supposed to be already taken care of. Most enterprise IT departments have some sort of fragmentation solution in place, so performance troubles must have some other source.

A closer look, however, will reveal that many defrag "solutions," especially scheduled defrag, are not adequate to the job. Today's enormous disk capacities and huge file sizes have created fragmentation problems that dwarf those of yesterday, when scheduled defragmentation was deemed adequate. Because many servers must remain up and running constantly, time windows in which to schedule defrag have all but disappeared. In between the defrag runs that can be scheduled, fragmentation continues to grow and impact performance. User complaints continue to flood in.

Many IT managers have discovered that Diskeeper® fully automatic defrag completely solves this issue. Diskeeper Corporation's proprietary InvisiTasking® technology allows defrag to occur invisibly, in the background, whenever idle resources are available. Performance and reliability are consistently maximized; no scheduling is ever required and there is never a negative performance hit from defrag.

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