SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

August 19, 2009 09:15 ET

Fully Automatic Defrag: One Tool Benefitting All Applications

It's Very Rare to Find a Tool That Benefits All Applications -- Fully Automatic Defrag Is One

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - If you think about it, one element that benefits everything is not easy to find. A factor that benefits all life forms in nature, for example, would be water. In mechanics, it might be lubricating oil. In building, it might be a measuring tape. It takes a bit of looking, though, to boil things down enough to be that basic.

In the field of computers, the process becomes even more difficult, simply because there is so much specialized activity. Databases, graphics programs, spreadsheets -- each has their own particular requirement relating to what will help them perform better. Of course there are the obvious ones such as power, but beyond that, what one tool could benefit all applications being run?

One basic barrier to performance across an entire system is file fragmentation. If not properly addressed, fragmentation fractures every file and free space into pieces, causing extra I/O traffic for every file accessed. Not only is performance -- and therefore company productivity -- heavily affected, but so is hardware reliability; the toll taken on hard drives can mean shortening drive life by 50 percent or more.

The keyword in the address of fragmentation, especially today, is "properly." There are certainly improper ways to address fragmentation, such as with scheduled defrag. Because so many systems and applications must remain up and running 24X7, there is little time for such scheduling. And in between the defrag runs that can be scheduled, fragmentation continues to be a serious problem.

The proper way to address today's fragmentation is with Diskeeper® fully automatic defrag.

"Diskeeper is a vital tool," said Henry Cholakyan, IT Operations Manager with Total Financial & Insurance Services. "I believe that all my applications benefit from Diskeeper. I do know for sure that all systems suffer from fragmentation -- even domain controllers. With so many Microsoft security updates and file read/write/creation, I can't see how any system can remain defragmented."

Diskeeper is able to keep systems continuously defragmented through its proprietary InvisiTasking® technology. Systems are defragmented automatically, in the background, using only otherwise-idle resources. There is never a need for scheduling, and users never experience performance loss due to defrag runs.

"My own work is better off because Diskeeper takes lots of time off from scheduling jobs and guarantees that my disk arrays will be fragment free, unlike the embedded defrag tool," Cholakyan added.

If there is one tool that benefits all applications -- it is certainly Diskeeper.

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