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Virtual Defrag

I have to admire Diskeeper. This company thinks of one thing and one thing only: defragging hard drives.

It took me a while to understand just how important it is to organize bits and bytes on our hard drives; for our PCs, defragging gives back a little oomph. But on servers, the difference is more dramatic. And now we're asking our servers to do even more, to perform cartwheels as we virtualize the heck out of these things.

Diskeeper believes that server disks that support a bunch of VMs should be as efficient as possible, and has a new tool, V-locity, that helps do just that for Hyper-V.

Is defragging important? Do the built-in Windows tools do a good enough job? Render your verdicts at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/24/2009 at 1:16 PM


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