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Lawnswood School increases laptop longevity with Diskeeper Professional

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Benefits

• No reboot deployment for performance improvements – with no additional hardware

• Storage latency and throughput dramatically improved

• True “set and forget” management

• Compatible with all SAN/NAS, cloudbased, and SSD systems

• “Time Saved” benefits dashboard

• Increased storage longevity leads to a reduction in total cost of ownership.

IT staff at Lawnswood School in Leeds, United Kingdom used Condusiv’s V-locity software on their virtual servers for years and were no stranger to the performance benefits that storage I/O reduction and intelligent RAM caching can provide.

They were also able to use the same underlying software
technology to extend the life and usability of their workstations and laptops with Condusiv’s Diskeeper Professional software for a reduced TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

THE CUSTOMER

Lawnswood School is a successful comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds in northwest Leeds, which according to Ofsted can boast one of the best performing sixth form in Leeds for progress and attainment; making Lawnswood School one of the top performing 20% in the country.

Like many educational establishments in the United Kingdom, IT investment is an important part of the budget and any expenditure must represent exceptional value for money. Due to GDPR, Lawnswood School needed to implement data encryption, which would add an additional overhead to the school’s workstations and laptops.

THE CONDUSIV DISKEEPER BENEFITS

Noel Reynolds, IT Manager at Lawnswood School said: “We upgraded 150 laptops with SSD storage costing around £120 each, which is a significant investment. I knew from what I had seen the Condusiv software technology achieve in our virtual server estate that they can
almost halve the storage I/O traffic that disks need to deal with.”

“The Diskeeper software not only prevents the write performance from
degrading over time when using SSD storage, but by eliminating many of the erase/write cycles during write operations, the usuable life of an SSD disk is extended too. If I can increase their longevity by at least 30%, just by installing a lightweight software application, that’s a great way to ‘sweat the assets’ for longer and that in turn decreases the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) too.”

Noel concluded: “Of course, the ‘cherry on top’ is that the RAM caching in Diskeeper makes the computers faster too!”