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Diskeeper: New White Paper Reveals Necessity to Defrag SANs
Diskeeper Corporation, innovators in performance and reliability technologies®, today announced a newly released Ziff Davis Enterprise whitepaper 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 obtain a copy of the white paper and see how Diskeeper 2009 can benefit your organization visit or contact us at +44 1342 327477.

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:30 AM by David Marshall
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