SOURCE: Raxco Software, Inc.

July 19, 2007 09:00 ET

First Data Solutions Speeds Its Way to Productivity and Storage Savings With Raxco Software's PerfectDisk and PerfectDisk for Exchange

Gains Come Quickly for Regional Banking Data Center

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Raxco Software, the leader in disk defragmentation software, announced today that First Data Solutions (First Data), a banking data center in the southeastern United States, has chosen PerfectDisk® and PerfectDisk for Exchange for its disk defragmentation and storage management needs. PerfectDisk was chosen based on its superior ability to easily and effectively defragment disk drives, and to do so with minimal free space. First Data Solutions has over 700 employees in over 50 locations in multiple states.

First Data quickly recouped over 120 gigabytes of storage running PerfectDisk for Exchange across 3 Exchange servers. "Our Exchange administrators can now save lots of time and can more regularly defragment and compact our Exchange data stores," said Brian Fason, vice president of information technology at First Data. "This allows us to more quickly recapture valuable space that is otherwise wasted."

With PerfectDisk deployed on several servers and over 200 PCs, employees have seen significant improvements in response times for the organization's imaging and reporting products that store data on multi-terabyte drives. "After evaluation of different disk defragmentation products, it was clear that only PerfectDisk could effectively handle our 2-terabyte drives," added Fason. "Another big requirement of ours was to work with minimal free space, and again, only PerfectDisk could work with just 5% free space on the drive. With disk defragmentation now automated, everyone in the organization is enjoying consistently improved response time, and that makes them all more productive."

"Medium-size businesses that demand high-end performance at a fair price are a cornerstone of our growing PerfectDisk user base," said Joe Abusamra, vice president of operations at Raxco Software. "We're delighted to be able to meet the high bar that First Data set for their defragmentation and storage management requirements."

About First Data Solutions

First Data is the IT management company of HomeBanc Shares, Inc. HBI is a bank-holding company that owns 5 retail banks, located in Arkansas and Florida, with over $2 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries provide a broad range of commercial and retail banking and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers, investors, individuals and municipalities. HBI can be found on the Web at

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows® Certified by Microsoft®, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005 and 2006 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at

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