Video Released by Leading Analyst Firm Identifies the Real Performance Problem Behind SAN Fragmentation

Storage Switzerland Report Identifies the Performance Problem Behind SAN Fragmentation and How Condusiv(R) Technologies' Diskeeper(R) 15 Keeps SAN Systems Running Like New

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwired - April 29, 2015) - Condusiv Technologies, the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, today announced Storage Switzerland's report and video of Condusiv's Diskeeper 15® Server. The Storage Switzerland report and video, identifies the performance problem behind SAN fragmentation and how Diskeeper 15 keeps SAN systems connected to physical servers running like new. To see the report and video in its entirety please visit: "Briefing Note: Physical Servers Matter-Diskeeper Keeps Them Running Like New" and "Video: Can Windows Hurt Flash Performance?"

The analyst brief summarizes the challenges businesses face when dealing with data fragmentation in shared storage systems, where it can decrease performance by more than 25 percent. The result of this situation for many organizations is that they need a greater number of IOPS to support a data request. Therefore, many businesses are seeking ways to derive optimal performance from shared storage systems connected to physical systems by addressing fragmentation within the file system. The goal, according to the report, is for blocks to be written and read in a more sequential manner so more data can be processed with every I/O operation.

"Diskeeper simply makes NTFS smarter about how it writes data, which also speeds subsequent reads," said George Crump in the Storage Switzerland report. "Essentially, it prevents fragmentation from occurring at the file system level so data is being written sequentially and then read sequentially."

For Storage Switzerland, the advantages of Diskeeper have been clear. "Instead of Windows seeing a file existing as multiple pieces with each piece requiring its own dedicated I/O operation, it now sees nice, clean sequential files that only need minimal I/O to process," said Crump in the briefing note. "As a result, the server and underlying storage experience less I/O overhead to process files, which increases throughput so more data can be processed in less time." Crump added that because Diskeeper is vendor agnostic, it has the capability to work across a wide range of storage systems, as well as across drive media types like flash SSD.

"SAN technologies fail to address fragmentation at the logical disk layer, which is the primary reason SAN storage performance degrades over time," said Brian Morin, SVP, Global Marketing, Condusiv Technologies. "The Diskeeper 15 Server prevents files from being broken apart into pieces before being written to disk or SSD in a non-sequential manner, eliminating fragmentation before it becomes an issue. The Storage Switzerland report validates that Diskeeper is, in Crump's words, 'an obvious choice for IT professionals looking to increase the performance of their environments' and represents a new era of performance optimization to SAN storage."

Read the complete Storage Switzerland "Test Drive" report at:

Condusiv Solves Performance Issues Behind SAN Fragmentation to Keep Systems Running Like New:

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About Condusiv 
Condusiv® Technologies is the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, enabling systems to process more data in less time for faster application performance. Condusiv's V-locity® I/O reduction software greatly reduces I/O overhead in virtual environments by eliminating the performance penalty from mixing uncoordinated, contentious and disruptive I/O streams from multiple virtual machines (the "I/O blender" effect). As a result, customers experience a minimum of 50% faster performance gains on their heaviest workloads. Condusiv's Diskeeper storage performance solution is the #1 real-time fragmentation prevention solution for Windows servers and clients, keeping servers, desktops and laptops running like new permanently. With over 50 million licenses sold, Condusiv solutions are used by 90% of the Fortune 1000 and almost three-quarters of the Forbes Global 100 to increase business productivity and reduce datacenter costs while extending the life of existing hardware.

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