Diskeeper Releases Automated Defragmentation TechnologyBy Elizabeth Millard | Posted 2006-10-18 Email Print
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The technology, dubbed InvisiTasking, allows system maintenance to run invisibly in the background, and draws on unused system resources in order to perform defragmentation without affecting network performance.Diskeeper Corporation has included automated defragmentation functionality into the next iteration of its flagship application, Diskeeper 2007.
The technology, dubbed InvisiTasking, allows system maintenance to run invisibly in the background, and draws on unused system resources in order to perform defragmentation without affecting network performance.
The launch of Diskeeper 2007 represents a new step forward for defragmentation, said Diskeeper product manager Michael Materie, because it allows users to "install it and forget it," rather than schedule regular defrag sessions.
When Diskeeper first appeared about a decade ago, the product was unique because it allowed users to create a schedule for defragmentation rather than do the work manually, freeing them from waiting around the office after hours or going in on weekends just to defrag a system.
But as the amount of data and applications on systems has grown, Diskeeper realized it needed to have a more advanced option than simple scheduling ability.
"We've been improving the product over time to have it run during the day, since there's so much more data now that people need to be able to do defragmentation even while users are on the system," said Materie.
Even with scheduling trumping manual processes, though, users still had management issues, such as having to check reports on the effect of the defragmentation, Materie added.
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