PerfectDisk 14 adds Windows event log integration, thin-provisioned drive auto-detection, automated reporting from PerfectDisk clients to their managing PerfectDisk Enterprise Console and enhanced integration with Citrix Servers.
PerfectDisk-identified fragmentation-related issues are now logged to the Windows Application Event log. These alerts can then be detected by 3rd-party monitoring programs such as Microsoft System Center and HP Operations Manager. This integration allows customers to use their existing monitoring/management tools to monitor for performance degradation caused by file and free space fragmentation.
PerfectDisk now automatically detects thin-provisioned drives in both physical and virtual environments. For drives that are auto-detected as thin-provisioned, PerfectDisk automatically will configure itself so that defrag operations performed on the drive are less likely to fully provision the drive.
Virtual Infrastructure Awareness Technology monitors resource availability at the physical host level and allows optimizations to occur dynamically between virtual guests so as to completely eliminate the resource contention caused by simultaneous optimizations.
Proven to increase I/O throughput, and decrease I/O request latency by 35% or more. PerfectDisk Hyper-V enables the best possible performance for your virtual machines and maximizes the performance of your storage solution. Using I/O prioritization for zero resource contention overhead, PerfectDisk Hyper-V optimizes server virtualization performance management by defragging file systems for increased IOP performance and completely eliminating performance issues relating to split I/O requests.
PerfectDisk Hyper-V is a complete solution that optimizes your physical host, guest machines, and your storage solution to eliminate I/O throughput and I/O latency bottlenecks. This includes the optimization of both fat and thin provisioned virtual storage on both local and external RAID / SAN solutions.
PerfectDisk’s new Space Management recovers disk space by detecting and removing duplicate files such as text documents, pictures, music, and videos. Recycler purges the Recycle bin and removes temporary files so that your drive remains clutter free. With Space Reports you can view a graphical and statistical report of file usage and allocation.
Take control of any client running on a remote computer with the power to access features normally only accessible via a local client. Make on the fly changes to client configurations and behaviors without the need to use Remote Desktop. PerfectDisk also supports direct connections to remote clients via the Enterprise Console.
Virtual Infrastructure Awareness Technology monitors resource availability at the physical host level and enables high resource availability and intelligent real time I/O prioritization during file system optimization. This technology allows optimizations to occur dynamically between virtual guests so as to completely eliminate the resource contention caused by simultaneous optimizations. PerfectDisk Hyper-V also includes full support for Live Migration to track resource availability when virtual guest migrate from host to host.
PerfectDisk’s new OptiWrite™ technology prevents most fragmentation on your drive before it occurs, which prevents your system from slowing down. OptiWrite™detects when Windows is going to fragment files and intelligently redirects I/O to stop the fragmentation from occuring. System performance is maintained and the need to utilize CPU and Disk I/O resources to defragment files is greatly reduced. Because less defragmentation is needed, there is a direct benefit in the form of energy saved in both CPU usage and in the reading and writing to a disk. It saves in energy costs and in the time required to defragment a file system.
SMARTPlacement™ is the most advanced file system optimization method available today. Featuring full customization, SMARTPlacement™ works with the file system to prevent the creation of performance bottlenecks by consolidating free space and reducing the amount of time and resources required to optimize a volume. Also eliminates split I/O requests and fragmentation while maximizing access times.
PerfectDisk Hyper-V is a Native 64-bit application providing for exceptional server virtualization performance management on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. (Also supports Server Core 2008 R2) PerfectDisk Hyper-V supports virtual machines of all server roles, including Clustered and non-Clustered SQL Server, Exchange Server and File & Print server roles.
Licensed per physical host, PerfectDisk Hyper-V is a cost effective solution with exceptional ROI. Each licensed host supports unlimited guest licenses for easy license management and superior value. No additional costs per CPU or CPU core. Volume pricing is available.
Includes the PerfectDisk Enterprise Console, which provides complete central management of your physical and virtual Hyper-V environments. The Enterprise Console features Active Directory integration, OU Linking, deployment, monitoring, customizable alerts and reports.