SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

Diskeeper Corporation

August 13, 2009 11:31 ET

New White Paper Reveals Why SAN Defrag Is Needed Today

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Diskeeper Corporation, innovators in performance and reliability technologies®, today announced a newly released Ziff Davis Enterprise white paper detailing how disk defragmentation is vital to technologies like SANs. Due to the significant complexity and breadth of software and hardware used in modern storage environments, there are many myths and misconceptions regarding the continuing need for disk defragmentation.

The white paper outlines the fact that although new disk subsystem technologies do contribute to a better performing system, they do not solve issues generated at the file system level such as file fragmentation. Even with new storage technologies such as SAN, the disk still remains the weakest link. In addition to this, the rapid adoption of technologies, such as virtualization and cloud computing, contributes to the increase of overall system fragmentation.

The white paper emphasizes how defragmenting SANs not only boosts system performance and reliability, but it also prevents companies from investing unnecessarily in extra storage. Although SANs offer extremely efficient data storage, they're not designed to tackle file-system fragmentation.

Diskeeper® 2009 includes key technologies vital for SANs:

--  InvisiTasking® Technology ensures that Diskeeper 2009 utilizes only
    the idle resources without impacting negatively on systems resources.
    
--  I-FAAST® (Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing
    Technology) improves the reading speed of frequently accessed files by up
    to 80%.
    
--  Intelligent Defragmentation is monitored by Diskeeper 2009's logic
    controller, which detects various volume and system conditions and chooses
    the most effective algorithm to deliver performance benefits faster and
    more efficiently.
    
--  Titan Defrag Engine™ is specifically designed to work with large
    volumes. This engine is capable of handling 10TB, 20TB and even greater
    amounts of data.
    

To see why SAN defragmentation is needed today, the complete white paper is available at: http://downloads.diskeeper.com/pdf/SAN-defrag-by-Ziff-Davis-Enterprise.pdf.

For more information on Diskeeper 2009 visit www.diskeeper.com or contact us at 800-829-6468.

About Diskeeper Corporation -- Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 enterprises rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery™ with Undelete® data recovery software (www.undelete.com).

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