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How to Improve Application Performance by Decreasing Disk Latency like an IT Engineer

Is Application Performance Your Realm? You might be responsible for a busy SQL server, for example, or a Web Server; perhaps a busy file and print server, the Finance Department’s systems, documentation management, CRM, BI, or something else entirely. Now, think about WHY these are the workloads that you care [...]

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: Application Performance, Storage Performance|2 Comments

I Have Backups and Snapshots, So Why Do Condusiv Customers Use Undelete?

Enterprises use backups and snapshots to recover data sets in the event of system failure. But how about individual files on file servers? Often times users accidentally delete or overwrite files saved on file servers. Backups and snapshots can still be used to retrieve those files but that can be [...]

A Simple Trick on Maintaining Your Storage Performance – Maintain Your Free Space

Low Free Space Impact on Storage Performance In the last few months, I was approached by three different companies that were frantic because they were experiencing an EXTREME fragmentation issue. Not just files that were in hundreds or thousands of fragments, but in millions! Of course, this was causing performance [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Storage Performance|0 Comments

Undelete Saves Your Bacon, An In-depth Video Series

Undelete Saves Your Bacon! Undelete® is a lot more than those simple file recovery utilities that just search through free space on Windows machines looking for recoverable data. Undelete does so much more; protecting files in network shared folders and capturing versions of any number of file types. If you've [...]

I/Os Are Not Created Equal – Random I/O versus Sequential I/O

Random I/O versus Sequential I/O To demonstrate the performance difference of I/O patterns, put yourself in a Veterinarian’s office where all the data is still stored on paper in file cabinets. For a single animal (billing, payments, medication, visits, procedures…), it is all stored in different folders and placed in [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: IntelliWrite, Performance, SSD, Solid State, Flash|0 Comments

Where Do Files Go When Deleted From a Network Shared Folder?

The short answer is: Poof! Many companies set up a network share as a means for users to share and exchange information/files. Also, as a central location for user files. An easy example of this is to set up on the user’s desktop or laptop system, a shared network folder [...]

Solving the I/O Blender Effect with Software-Based Caching

First, let me explain exactly what the I/O Blender Effect is, and why it causes a problem in virtualized environments such as those from VMware or Microsoft’s Hyper-V. This is typically what storage I/O traffic would look like when everything is working well. You have the least number of storage [...]

Welcome to Undelete Server

Welcome to Undelete Server The Undelete® Server software includes powerful features and components to provide real time data protection enabling you to recover accidentally deleted files very fast. This article is for you if you have purchased the Undelete software, are using the 30-day trial software, or are considering adding [...]

SQL Optimization: How to Achieve 2X Faster MS-SQL Applications

SQL Optimization: How to Achieve 2X Faster MS-SQL Applications By following the best practices outlined here for SQL optimization, we can virtually guarantee a 2X or faster boost in your MS-SQL performance with DymaxIO*, our I/O optimization software. The secret sauce to 2X faster SQL is to install DymaxIO and [...]

By |January 19th, 2021|Categories: Application Performance, SQL Server|2 Comments

How to Recover Deleted Files from Network Shares

How to Recover Deleted Files from Network Shares You may have discovered—and too late—that while you can recover some deleted files from the Windows Recycle Bin on local machines, you cannot recover deleted files from network drive shared folders. If you delete a file from a network share, it is [...]

Windows is still Windows Whether in the Cloud, on Hyperconverged or All-flash

Let me start by stating two facts – facts that I will substantiate if you continue to the end. Fact #1: Windows suffers from severe write inefficiencies that dampen overall performance. The holy grail question as to how severe is answered below. Fact #2: Windows is still Windows whether running [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Application Performance, Cloud, SAN, SQL Server, SSD, Solid State, Flash|3 Comments

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files BEFORE Resorting to Outsourced Data Recovery

Here’s a nightmare scenario…a user accidentally deletes irreplaceable or valued files from a network share, and there is no way to recover the data because: >The file was created or modified then deleted AFTER the last valid backup/snapshot was taken. >There is NO valid backup or snapshot to recover the [...]

Help! I hit “Save” instead of “Save As”!!

Need to get back to a previous Microsoft Office, CAD, Photoshop, or other file version before the changes you just made? Undelete® has you covered with its file Versioning feature. True Story - IT Manager Saves Panicked CEO Have you or your users ever made some changes to a Word [...]

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