Four Day Backup Time Cut in Half With Diskeeper's Data Performance Software

By Diskeeper Corporation Europe, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LONDON, May 25, 2011 -

David Anderson, Network Manager for Cramlington Learning Village School,
gave his feedback on how Diskeeper(R) dramatically cut their server backup
times in half. The School which has been graded 'outstanding' in the last
three OFSTED inspections had the problem of backup times taking four days to

"Symantec BackupExec V12.5, our primary backup application, was taking
considerable amount of time to backup due to file fragmentation. Microsoft
2003 Windows and other free defrag tools where not providing an adequate
level of defragmentation when working with our large terabyte drives,"
comments David Anderson.

He further states "We tried and tested numerous products and found
Diskeeper had the best results… Diskeeper was not only easy to deploy but
also proved to decrease the time our backups now take by an average of 50%…
Our backup software showed improved data transfer speed going from 500m/bits
per minute to now 1Gb per minute. We have Diskeeper installed onto ten MS
Windows 2003 servers which have numerous SAN drives attached to each one. We
use an EMC CX3-10 SAN."

It was also noted by Mr Anderson, that the Support Contract Company had
said there shouldn't be a problem with fragmentation related issues. "Our
Support Contract Company said there shouldn't be an issue with fragmentation.
However, since installing Diskeeper, drive failures have decreased, and we
also don't have to replace as many drives on the SAN as often as before.
Diskeeper also helps with improved access times."

A recent survey carried out with the existing customers of Diskeeper
Corporation Europe, showed over 75% have implemented or are planning to
implement a SAN solution. The same survey also revealed that 80% were aware
of the detrimental effect of fragmentation on I/O performance.

Mandeep Birdi, Technical Presales Consultant of Diskeeper Corporation
Europe comments "I think Diskeeper is vital for file servers and backup
servers, and now that we are preventing over 85% of fragmentation from
happening this means preventing latency of backup times. Our intelliwrite(R)
fragmentation technology also reduces the I/O bottleneck which has a huge
affect on performance. So we are in effect not only reducing backup times but
also improving disk I/O performance as well within the SAN environment."

About Diskeeper Corporation - Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies(R): CIOs, IT
Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500
enterprises rely on Diskeeper(R) performance software to provide unparalleled
performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers.
Diskeeper 2011 includes the breakthrough IntelliWrite(R) fragmentation
prevention technology.

Media contact: For Immediate Release, Contact: Dorian Culmer, Email: d.culmer at, Phone: +44(0)1293-763-060

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