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How To Find Out If Your Servers Have an I/O Performance Problem

IT pros know all too well the pain and frustration due to performance problems such as users getting disconnected and complaining, SQL reports or queries taking forever or timing out, annoyingly slow applications causing users to wait, lose productivity and complain, backups failing to complete in the allotted window or even having to constantly reboot the servers to restore performance for a bit. … [Read more...]

Myriad of Windows Performance Problems Traced to a Single Source

    Believe it or not, 12 substantial Windows performance issues that can cause the most frustration and chew up valuable time can be directly traced to a single source. In this article, we’re going to show you how. First, let’s briefly touch on and describe each issue. 1. Slow Application Performance This is an issue that many of us are familiar with. A company is … [Read more...]

I/Os Are Not Created Equal – 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 different cabinets according to specific categories, like Billing and Payments.  To get all the … [Read more...]

6 Best Practices to Improve SQL Query Performance

  MS SQL Server is the world’s leading RDMS and has plentiful benefits and features that empower its efficient operation. As with any such robust platform, however—especially one which has matured as SQL Server has—there have been best practices evolved that allow for its best performance. For any company utilizing it, Microsoft SQL Server is central to a company’s … [Read more...]

Top 10 Webinar Questions – Our Experts Get Technical

As we enter the new year and reflect on the 25 live webinars that we held in 2019, we are thrilled with the level of interaction and thought we’d take a look back at some of the great questions asked during the lively Q&A sessions. Here are the top questions and the responses that our technical experts gave.   We run a Windows VM on a Microsoft Azure, is your product still … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Flash Storage Or Move To Cloud

You just went out and upgraded your storage to all flash.  Or, maybe you have moved your systems to the cloud where you can choose the SLA to get the performance you want.  We can provide you with a secret weapon that will make you continue to look like a hero and get the real performance you made these choices for. Let’s start with why you made those choices to start with.  … [Read more...]

Causes and Solutions for Latency

Sometimes the slowdown of a Windows server occurs because the device or its operating system is outdated. Other times, the slowdown is due to physical constraints on the retrieval, processing, or transmitting of data. There are other causes as we will cover. In any case, the delay between when a command is made and a response is received is referred to as "latency." Latency is a measure of time. … [Read more...]

What Condusiv’s Diskeeper Does for Me

I'm a person who uses what he has. For example, my friend Roger purchased a fancy new keyboard, but only uses it on "special occasions" because he wants to keep the hardware in pristine condition. That isn't me--my stuff wears out because I rely on it and use it continuously. To this point, the storage on my Windows 10 workstation computer takes a heavy beating because I read and write data to my … [Read more...]

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 (accidentally or otherwise) from network drive shared folders. If you delete a file from a network share, it is gone. If you look in the Recycle Bin, it won’t be there.  This happens because Windows is organized … [Read more...]

Ransomware Protection Tips

You hope that your systems never get attacked by Ransomware, but in case you do, you want to be prepared. One of the best ways to recover from such a malicious attack is to ensure you keep good and recent backups of your systems. But even with that, you can only recover back to the last known good backup. What about the files worked on since that last good backup? To fully recover from a … [Read more...]