This paper presents the results of a Diskeeper Corporation study that examines the effects of disk fragmentation on virus scan time to verify and measure the magnitude of virus scanning speed improvement.
Tight IT budgets demand that desktop and laptop PCs remain in service well beyond their prime. But as these systems age, performance degrades. The culprit most often is file fragmentation. Download this paper to find out how Diskeeper can help your systems perform longer.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
With continued expansion of organizational storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue to remain an unresolved issue that must be addressed on the file system level to solve this bottleneck.
In today's environment of bigger disks storing not only larger files but more files than ever before, the effects of fragmentation worsen markedly with each day's use. To keep up with same-day performance degradation, disks must be defragmented in real-time.
The size of today’s hard drives boggles the mind. Coupled with this surge in disk capacity is an explosion in file sizes. And multi-MB PowerPoints, MP3s and PDFs litter the hard drive. The problem is that drive I/O speed has not kept up the pace. As a result, it has developed into a serious bottleneck in system performance.
While there is little dispute among IT professionals regarding the impact of disk fragmentation on system performance, no independent guidelines exist to recommend the frequency of defragmentation across an infrastructure. This white paper will outline the results of testing, draw conclusions, and make recommendations regarding managing fragmentation across your infrastructure.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 17, 2013
"Storage Anywhere & Everywhere" is a new study by Free Form Dynamics sponsored by Mimecast. It includes lessons from expert or 'elite' organizations on how to get control of your data and make it work to your advantage.