The Latest in Software – The Word is Transparent

IT professionals have always dreamed of this: as many IT operations as possible need to be transparent. Since the 1980s, this word (similar to ‘paradigm shift’) has been widely used by publishers and software vendors, and all you have to do is look for the latest news about the software to discover this transparency in the software, especially in system software. it is still a critical issue. At a minimum, updates, virus scans, and other routine tasks should work transparently, without the attention of IT professionals or users.

Unsurprisingly, “transparency” is still a problem. First, many applications and utilities that were previously called “transparent” were not quite suitable. They can cause performance issues or slow down applications, and in some cases completely freeze a system that tries to run “in the background.” Thus, in some circles the goal has not yet been achieved, developers are still trying, and IT professionals are still waiting.

But secondly, due to the combination of growing technological complexity, lack of experienced staff and the need for many enterprises to work around the clock and without days off, the activity of data centers has reached a critical mass. It’s a constant struggle to implement new applications and new technologies such as virtualization, NAS and SAN. Running manually or even setting a schedule for routine system tasks doesn’t just mean that it’s out of date, it just means extra work on the back of already overburdened IT staff.

A good example is the planned defragmentation of the disk – a task that has existed for so long that many consider it “transparent”. But on closer inspection, this will not be the case: systems should be scanned for performance bottlenecks due to fragmentation, and as a result, defragmentation schedules are installed. This requires not only a lot of time from IT staff, but also experience with the system and its operation, which many employees do not have today. It is clear that the defragmentation of the disk, along with other similar tasks, really should be transparent.

Incidentally, another problem with planned defragmentation is that it can no longer keep up with the current frenzied rate of fragmentation between scheduled launches, fragmentation continues to occur and affects performance. Because of the increased disk capacity and large file sizes, there are also times when the planned fragmentation does not defragment.

Through constant innovation, it allows IT executives and system administrators to keep up to date with the latest transparent technologies. Like defragmentation, there are now fully transparent defragmentation solutions that do not require planning and work discreetly in the background using only free system resources. Solutions for other similar tasks appear every day. Use them to eliminate routine staffing tasks from the system.

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