SOURCE: Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group

July 18, 2012 11:29 ET

Games Workshop Selects Paragon Alignment Tool to Maximize Server and Workstation Performance and Extend the Life of Hard Disks

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Disaster recovery and data protection software developer Paragon Software Group (PSG), today announced that Games Workshop, the leading designer and manufacturer of fantasy miniatures, selected Paragon Software Group's Paragon Alignment Tool (PAT) to boost server and workstation performance due to misaligned partitions.

Games Workshop employs both a modern VMware virtual server environment running Windows 2008 Datacenter and a legacy physical server environment running older Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 operating systems. "We had a number of older servers that we migrated into our virtual environment and noticed that we did not get the performance that we expected," said Jon Howell, North America IT Director for Games Workshop. "A little research revealed that since they were older OS versions, the partitions were not aligned correctly. The Paragon alignment tool cleaned things up nicely and increased the performance."

In the recently issued IHS iSuppli report "Hard Disk Drive Pricing: Will it Reach Pre-Flood Level in the Near Future?", prices for hard disk drives are expected to remain above pre-flood levels through 2014. Paragon Software's partition alignment tool is perfect for extending the life of hardware still utilizing older operating systems; it also boosts server performance for little investment in time or dollars.

Partition Alignment Tool ESX Benefits

  • Measurably increase I/O performance of virtual machines by a factor of 2X to 3X
  • Control, manage, and align centrally and remotely dozens of virtual drives belonging to different virtual machines (no need to manually install software on every virtual machine)
  • Reduces complexity and hardware requirements of alignment projects (no need for extra storage, because PAT performs in-place alignment -- no migration required)

"As the use of virtual machines continues to expand, partition alignment is becoming more and more relevant to the IT departments that manage servers and workstations utilizing older versions of Microsoft operating systems," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. "Paragon's line of partition alignment software is specifically designed with a powerful feature set and easy-to-use interface to ensure maximum performance from older operating systems running on new, advanced format drives (AFDs)."

About Games Workshop

Games Workshop is a publicly quoted company with direct sales operations in the UK, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia. With over 70% of sales coming from outside of the UK the Group is now truly international. GW remains a vertically integrated company, retaining control over every aspect of design, manufacture, distribution and retail of our models and rulebooks. Products are sold through our own chain of 340+ Hobby centers and by more than 3,700 independent toy and hobby shops around the world. These outlets are complemented by our growing mail order and online sales businesses.

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets -- data storage and mobile productivity. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco, Dell, HP, WD, ASUS, Seagate, LG, Logitech, Buffalo, Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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