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Addressing I/O Bottleneck

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Condusiv Technologies Corporation
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Craig Jensen is a computer programmer who founded Executive Software, later called Diskeeper and now Condusiv Technologies, in 1981. In 1986, Craig Jensen invented Diskeeper, a defragmentation software that functions to make Windows computers work better. Condusiv Technologies now provides several programming products and services to address common software issues in today’s tech world.

In a recent survey, Condusiv Technologies found that of 2,654 IT professionals across Europe and North America, 77% had issues with their I/O since virtualizing. Virtualizing means creating a simulation or virtual version of something, and I/O is input/output, or the relationship between the product and the people using it.

When the I/O performance is too slow, the company is dealing with an I/O bottleneck. Condusiv’s V-locity helps to speed up systems by 50% to 300% by reducing inefficiencies that can slow down performance. This may be the solution for businesses facing the I/O bottleneck issues that arise from virtualizing.

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How Defragmentation Software Improves Hard Drive Performance By Craig Jensen

Defragmentation software was created to improve computers’ processing speeds. Software developers have written these programs to restore fragmented files that get scattered over a user’s hard drive over time. The more a computer is used, the worse the scattering—or fragmentation—becomes. Fragmentation can cause a hard drive to operate as much as 30 percent more slowly, according to a study done by Harvard University.

Why does fragmentation occur? It is helpful to think of a hard drive as a bookstore. As people browse, they pull books off of shelves and may put those books back in the wrong location. Over time, more and more books are misplaced and it becomes difficult to find the books. The same process takes place on a hard drive. As users access files and download programs, the files often get put back in the wrong location.

About the Author

A longtime computer programmer, Craig Jensen founded Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation). The company’s defragmentation software is used by 80 percent of Fortune 1000 enterprises.