If you were an orchestra conductor, you would expect to be able to see and guide every player in that orchestra; all the strings, all the brass, all the woodwinds, all the percussion. If there were partitions put up blocking your view of a section, you would have to conduct that section separately, requiring some deft movement on your part. If you had to conduct every instrument separately, it would be darn near impossible and the music heard by the audience would probably be pretty awful.
Fortunately, a conductor stands on a raised platform and, because of the careful arrangement of the orchestra, is clearly visible by every member. The result is a much easier time for the conductor and a coordinated, beautiful symphony.
It has been known for some years that site-wide deployment of Diskeeper is the most beneficial method to obtain system performance and reliability across an entire enterprise, on all servers, workstations and laptops. But for many companies, that can mean thousands of Diskeeper copies to install, monitor, coordinate, and thousands of reports to receive, check and file. This is a task as daunting as separately trying to conduct individual members of an orchestra. IT personnel have enough to do with their valuable time, they don’t need to be weighed down with such activity.
For a system administrator, the conductor’s “raised platform” is Diskeeper Administrator Edition. Diskeeper Administrator gives you centralized control of all copies and versions of Diskeeper, from the largest servers down to every workstation and laptop in the network. Control includes installation, configuration, monitoring, updating, email reports and alerts and more. With simplified “policy-based” management of clients in existing or newly-defined groups, you can handle the problems of file system performance across your entire site without ever leaving your desk.
Diskeeper 2008 Administrator utilizes the .NET framework, and can store data on an existing SQL server or on a Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) database on any workstation (MSDE is included with Administrator). Diskeeper 2008 Administrator’s extensible architecture allows you to run multiple consoles connecting to one or multiple databases.
Like the orchestra conductor has a clear, simple channel through which to motion instructions to all players, Diskeeper Administrator Edition leaves nothing to a system administrator’s imagination — everything is clearly seen and managed. Across the entire enterprise, all systems have reliability assured and are running at peak system performance.