SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

May 02, 2006 10:15 ET

Diskeeper Warns the Industry About the Pitfalls of Server Virtualization

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Diskeeper® Corporation, the leader in automatic disk defragmentation, is warning the industry about the rarely discussed pitfalls of server virtualization. A newly released Diskeeper whitepaper entitled, Virtualization and Disk Performance, details how the industry's movement towards virtualization is making the mechanical disk drive an even weaker link by consolidating I/O through this key performance bottleneck.

With the recent explosion in storage capacity, the industry has begun to feel the growing disparity between high performing CPU and memory speeds and sluggish disk I/O. Server virtualization exacerbates this bottleneck by layering host and virtual file systems, creating layers of file fragmentation within fragmentation, and funneling I/O requests through common I/O channels. Diskeeper's new whitepaper discusses the many ways virtualization ties server throughput more closely to the lagging disk I/O speeds.

With disk fragmentation being a major contributor to decreased file system performance, automatic defragmentation should be a key piece in any virtualization strategy. In today's environment, it's important to defragment drives more frequently, ideally daily. Daily defragmentation handles fragmentation as it occurs and reduces the resources needed for each defragmentation job. The complete whitepaper is available at:

About Diskeeper Corporation

Diskeeper Corporation (formerly Executive Software®) is the undisputed leader in defragmentation technology. From its origins as the first defragmenter for Windows NT, Diskeeper has grown to become the Number One Automatic Defragmenter™ with over 19 million licenses sold. Corporations around the world rely on Diskeeper to provide daily automatic defragmentation, giving their systems unparalleled speed and stability. Diskeeper Corporation also provides up-to-the-minute data protection and instant file recovery with Undelete® and easy-to-use automated patch and systems management with Sitekeeper®. Diskeeper Corporation is located at 7590 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504. Phone numbers are (800) 829-6468 and (818) 771-1600. A variety of system management tools, trialware and free utilities are available at

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    Colleen Toumayan
    Tel: 800-829-6468 ex. 1610
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