SAN Vendor fails to mention fragmentation issues yet again – is storage space really that cheap? Thursday 7 July 2011 PDF Print Logicx a rapidly growing salvage company with over 300 employees in Holland, gave strong feedback on the benefits of installing Diskeeper® on their company servers (mostly HP Proliants 380 and 360's) and also on a 4TB HP EVA 4000 SAN. Peter Landman, ICT Manager for Logicx already knew the benefits Diskeeper could bring to the company’s IT site, having known and used Diskeeper since the 1980’s. “Since I am a long-time Diskeeper user (as far back as the ’80s), it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw that we had fragmentation problems. It is software which I was certain would solve my problems.” However, in what is becoming a common oversight or “forgot to mention” by SAN providers, their provider likewise hadn’t even alluded to the problem of fragmentation. “The SAN vendor didn’t mention anything about possible fragmentation issues...” Peter Landman commented. Peter continues “After using the Windows [built in] tool for several months, we saw that we still had a fairly large percentage of fragmented files. Without further measuring we concluded that this was costing us too much performance and we bought and installed Diskeeper.” “...with its IntelliWrite technology, [Diskeeper] took care of those problems thus greatly improving the disk performance (especially the volumes on our HP EVA 4000). Within a week we saw a major improvement.” Mandeep Birdi, Technical Presales Consultant at Diskeeper Corporation Europe comments “It’s unfortunately becoming a little too common for me to hear from many customers who are adding SAN’s to their network estate, that their SAN vendor has either told them not to worry about fragmentation, or didn’t even mention it as a possible problem.” He continues “Making full use of your SAN potential is vital. The I/O bottleneck issue has a huge affect on performance, and if the customer is not aware that this is what’s occurring in the SAN environment, it can end up costing the company a lot of money with thinking they have to purchase more hardware – Storage just isn’t that cheap after a while.” Thomas Doria, New Business Development Manager at Diskeeper Corporation Europe comments “We are not in competition with SAN vendors. On the contrary, we just want to ensure that everyone is working together with the correct information, so that users can maximise the benefit from their IT investment”. About Diskeeper Corporation - Microsoft Gold Partner Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper® performance software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2011 includes the breakthrough IntelliWrite® fragmentation prevention technology. V-locity® 2.0 virtual platform disk optimizer for VMware ESX and Hyper-V eliminates the barriers to full virtual efficiency and maximum I/O performance on virtual servers. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery with Undelete® data recovery software (www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking® technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (www.invisitasking.com). Media contact For Immediate Release Contact: Dorian Culmer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 (0) 1293 763 060 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Diskeeper in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.