USB Storage

This edition looks at Memory Experts International's Outbacker, Raxco Software's PerfectDisk 7.0, Plumtree Software's Analytics Server and nLayers' InSight 3.0.

April 22, 2005

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Raxco Software PerfectDisk 7.0

In its latest release of the PerfectDisk defragmenter, Raxco Software has improved the product's performance significantly, boosting speed and decreasing consumption by a promised 20 percent. Using the proprietary SMART Placement optimization strategy, PerfectDisk places files on a drive according to usage patterns and consolidates free space to reduce the risk of refragmentation. A new configuration wizard lets users set config options, including scheduling, through Active Directory. Certified for Windows Server 2003 and 2000. Starts at $44.95 for a single workstation and $239.95 for a single server. Raxco Software, (800) 546-9728, (301) 527-0803.

Plumtree Analytics Server

Plumtree Software is releasing its Plumtree Analytics Server to deliver real-time reporting on portal activity and content usage, making it easier to plan portal development and optimize resources. Analytics Server tracks metrics for Plumtree portals running on Microsoft IIS, Apache Tomcat, BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere application servers. Available on Windows and Solaris, it supports SQL Server and Oracle databases. Metrics reporting can document community, portlet, document and collaboration server traffic, as well as searched keywords and user turnover. User behavior and performance analysis looks at usage duration and response time. Group and filter features are also included, as are multidimensional usage-correlation features. Starts at $10,000. Plumtree Software, (800) 810-7586.

nLayers InSight 3.0

With its release of InSight 3.0, nLayers promises real-time discovery and resource optimization. Capable of handling more than 400 servers per minute, nLayers' agentless appliance creates a 3-D model of n-tiered environments and saves it in a federated configuration-management database. InSight continuously tracks an app infrastructure to illustrate demand, usage and service levels over time, providing more data for planning. It integrates with many leading systems-management products. Starts at $100,000 for a three-year subscription license. nLayers, (877) NLAYERS, (408) 554-7470.

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