Why is RTD | RealTime Defrag necessary?

Real Savings
Today the availability and reliability of your organization’s data is critical to its success. But finding the time required to keep your systems operating efficiently often strains a data center’s resources and its ability to meet service level agreements. In order to utilize available resources more efficiently, more and more computer centers are optimizing their disk space with RealTime Defrag (RTD).

RTD makes the impossible possible. Now you can have cost-effective, optimal utilization of disk space around the clock. RTD optimizes disk space permanently and automatically without affecting production and online operations. This way, you achieve considerable savings in terms of space and shorter processing times. Take a look at RTD and you’ll soon see it pays for itself.

Recover Disk Space Around the Clock
RealTime Defrag quickly, reliably, and economically makes more of your existing disk space. Batch windows at night and maintenance windows on weekends are freed of defrag runs that often take hours. RTD optimizes all disks according to your instructions – even those that are continuously accessed. In this way, particularly in cases of 24×7 operations, you achieve optimal management of the entire DASD environment. Production continues without interruptions. And disruptions due to too little disk space are as much a thing of the past as are deletion activities that have a negative impact on production and block access to the disks for other applications.

Optimize Automatically in Real-Time
RTD always makes certain that disk space is being utilized in the most economical way. RTD never takes a break. There’s no need for manual involvement and costly advance planning. Once started, RTD works behind the scenes, inconspicuously and automatically, continually and in small steps, which assures that the space on your disks is put to optimal use. You save in terms of costs, avoidance of job disruptions and can be assured of the best conditions when you access your files.

Customize to Production Standards
RTD works according to those criteria that are important to you. Whether those criteria are storage groups, volume names or file names, file attributes, or SMS classes, you control the processing. Parameters can be customized at any time, and your changes take effect immediately. In Simulation Mode, RTD reports scheduled actions without actually performing them. Disk space is then optimized in Active Mode. Simulation Mode can operate parallel to the Active Mode. This way you can adapt RTD to new situations, step by step.

Proven Efficient DASD Management
RTD handles important DASD management tasks such as defragmentation, unused space release, and file extent reduction in one step. Efficient I/O techniques assure optimal performance. Applications that run in parallel are unaffected. With RTD’s online reports you can monitor your success. At a glance, you know how much space you’ve saved, and can verify its optimal use.