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SpeakersForDeepDive2010: CEO and President

FullName

Bob Nolan 

Last

Nolan 

First

Bob 

Title

CEO and President 

Company

PerfectDisk 

IsSponsor

True 

Topic

The Impact of Logical and Physical Fragmentation in a Virtual Environment  

Bio

 

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Robert E. Nolan is president and chief executive officer of Raxco Software. Under Mr. Nolan's leadership, Raxco has evolved to one of the leading providers of system utilities for the Windows operating systems. Recognizing the opportunity in the Windows utility market, Mr. Nolan and his team have transformed the company from the leading provider of OpenVMS system management software to a leader in providing solutions for the Windows market. Under his direction, Raxco's PerfectDisk has become the recognized leader of disk defragmentation software for enterprises, small business, and consumers, with numerous awards to its credit and a fast-growing customer base. Mr. Nolan provides the strategic direction for Raxco product development and leads the development and expansion of strategic alliances and international operations.

Prior to joining Raxco in 1984, Mr. Nolan consulted to numerous commercial and government clients. With a background covering 24 years in technology, Mr. Nolan brings a blend of expertise in general management, strategic planning, and system softwares design, computer software development and sales management. He holds a bachelor's degree from Bloomburg University.

email

bnolan@perfectdisk.com 

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Description

Fragmentation is a normal byproduct of the Windows file system, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding with respect to what it really is and its impact. This presentation debunks the myths, describes the differences between logical and physical fragmentation,  and explains the impact both have on real and virtual system performance. We examine the implications of fragmentation in a virtual environment where there is competition for finite resources between guests, and between the guests and the host. The presentation addresses issues with both ESX and Hyper-V virtualization platforms and offers solutions to minimizing the potential for conflicts and maximizing virtual I/O throughput.
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