Misconceptions Surrounding SAN Defragmentation Reach an Unprecedented Level

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An unprecedented number of IT users recently revealed that they are being instructed against defragmenting their SANs. This misinformation comes apparently from their SAN providers.

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Diagram of Disk I/O as it travels from Operating System to SAN LUN

It stands to reason then that making full use of your SAN potential is vital. The I/O bottleneck issue has a huge affect on performance...

Mandeep Birdi, Technical Presales Consultant from Diskeeper Corporation Europe has reported an alarming number of IT decision-makers are under the impression they don’t need to be concerned with fragmentation issues in their SAN environment.

He comments “This is a repeated story that I am hearing time and time again, from many of our customers adding SAN’s to their network estate. They are told they don't need to defragment – which is not necessarily true”.

A 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 further comments “It stands to reason then that making full use of your SAN potential is vital. The I/O bottleneck issue has a huge affect on performance, and if the customer is not aware that this is what’s occurring in the SAN environment, it can end up costing the company a lot of money with thinking they have to purchase more hardware, when in fact this might not be the case at all.”

In light of these revelations, Diskeeper Corporation Europe recently announced a series of webinars to blow the lid off this common misconception. The aim is to clear up the confusion and relieve unnecessary pressure from IT administrators. Mandeep will cover topics centred on handling fragmentation for users of SAN based technologies, Duplication, SAN Replication, Thin provisioning and Snapshots/Continuous Data Protection.

“We are not in competition with SAN vendors. On the contrary, we just want to ensure that everyone is working together with the correct data, so that users can maximise the benefit from their IT investment” says Thomas Doria, New Business Development Manager, Diskeeper Corporation Europe.


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