Managing Performance When Data Growth Runs Rampant

Data growth is outpacing storage solutions. According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, storage sales were up Y2Y in Q3 2014. As reported in StorageNewsletter: Total worldwide disk storage systems factory revenue grew 5.1% year over year to nearly $8.8 billion during 3Q14… Total disk storage systems capacity shipped […]

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The Role of The PC in a Mobile Device World

Last year I wrote a piece entitled Sorry Tablet: The PC is Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon. A year later, evidence supports the idea that every device has its role – tablet, and smartphone and PC. As it turns out, tablets aren’t taking over as many claimed they would, in fact, tablet sales are down […]

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NEW! PerfectAdmin Pro: Even More Centralized Administration

Back in 2013, Raxco launched centralized Windows management tools PerfectAdmin™ Remote Support and PerfectAdmin™ Remote Control. The Remote Control edition allows admins and helpdesk users to access and take control of client desktops from a remote console while the Remote Support edition allows admins to centrally manage network servers and PCs from a single console, […]

PerfectDisk 13 SP3 (Build 842) has been released

PerfectDisk 13 Service Pack 3 (Build 842) has been released, with updates fixing the SMART drive temperature, Hyper-V Host and Guest and XP issues in the PerfectDisk client and license pane and defrag monitoring pane issues in the console.

Big 4 Auditor's IT Dept. Reclaims 25TB SAN Space with PerfectStorage

How a Big 4 Auditing Firm’s IT Dept. Reclaimed 25TB SAN Space

The IT department for one of the Big 4 audit, tax and advisory services firms reclaimed 25TB of dead disk space with PerfectStorage‘s automated Smart Zero Fill storage space reclamation, analysis and reporting software, returning 3.5% of total space to their storage pool of 700TB thin-provisioned SAN – a huge savings for storage expenditures and […]

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5 Major Advantages: PerfectStorage vs. Command Line Space Reclamation

PerfectStorage ensures that your valuable disk space can easily be reclaimed in thin-provisioned environments. It provides the five following advantages over standalone and command line-only tools like SDelete, even with scripts running for partial automation:

How to Quickly Return Hacked Hospital Systems to a Trusted State

How to Quickly Return Hacked Hospital Systems to a Trusted State

Community Health Systems is a health care system with over 200 hospitals and they lost 4.5 million patient records in an attack from China involving “sophisticated malware.” In addition to CHS, over the past year similar attacks have occurred at Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Texas and two […]

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After Updating to Windows 8.1, I Kept Losing Wifi

I took the plunge and purchased a brand new touch-screen Windows 8 laptop earlier this year. Soon after booting up for the first time, I did the Windows update to Windows 8.1. All was well in the world, although learning how to handle the new operating system took a little getting used to. Windows 8.1 […]

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Patch Tuesday Sparks Crash/Boot Loop – If Only Windows Users Had This

Microsoft’s monthly security update on the second Tuesday of August 2014, aka “Patch Tuesday,” created a crash/boot loop for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users who installed the update, as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. Microsoft has pulled the security update, including download links as a precaution, but this failed software patch […]

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NEW: InstantRecovery and InstantRescue with GPT Disk Support

InstantRecovery, InstantRecovery Server and InstantRescue now support GPT disks in new Build 306. Now users can immediately recover failed operating systems, selected data and applications on both MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table) disks. Build 306 also includes bug fixes for all users. Download a 15-Day Free Trial of InstantRecovery (for business […]


NEW: Optimize ReFS and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVFS) with PerfectDisk

PerfectDisk 13 Service Pack 2 (Build 821) includes feature enhancements, including ReFS and Cluster Shared Volume (CSVFS) support, as well as bug fixes. All changes have been listed below. ReFS Defrag and Fragmentation Prevention New to PerfectDisk 13 SP2 is support for ReFS. ReFS is found in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. ReFS […]

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VMware Recommends VM Defrag, So What’s Your Excuse?

The vSphere 5.1 documentation has a section entitled Disk I/O Performance Enhancement Advice that offers 12 actions that can be taken to improve I/O on virtual machine. The second recommendation is: “Defragment the file systems on the all the guests.” The most common performance complaints in a virtualized environment are: clogged queues, poor disk latency, […]

Don’t Lose Your CIO/CISO/IT Job Over an All-Too-Common Security Breach

When public companies experience a data security breach their senior IT officials are often quoted when these events are announced. With the recent launch of high availability system recovery solutions InstantRecovery and InstantRecovery Server, Raxco President Bob Nolan has discovered a surprising trend when reaching out to these IT executives; many are no longer with the […]