Avoiding Critical Mass: The Importance of VDI Performance Testing

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 23, 2020 7:37:41 AM

A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can help reduce operating costs by as much as 90 percent by increasing resource consolidation and bolstering performance while providing an exceptional user experience. 

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Topics: VDI, Performance Testing

Cluster Solid-State Drives and Machine Learning: A True Partnership

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 16, 2020 8:32:26 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are becoming a significant part of how businesses operate and use technology. Deep learning—only one small part of machine learning that’s concerned with algorithms based on the human brain—is expected to reach a value of $935 billion in the U.S. software market by 2025.

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Topics: solid state drive, SSD, Machine Learning

Deduplication Versus Compression

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 9, 2020 10:34:20 AM

We live in an either/or world. Coffee or tea. Chocolate or vanilla. Right or left. North or south. Day or night.

In such a world of polarizing choices, many data storage companies are used to making a choice, and when this happens, the customers feel the effects—they also have to choose.

So when it comes to data reduction, the question often arises, “Data deduplication or compression?”

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Topics: database consolidation, Flash Array, flash storage management

Comparing Hyper-Converged and Converged Infrastructure Systems

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 2, 2020 10:54:00 AM

Very few things in life are constant, right? This, of course, includes technology, which is ever-evolving. Many companies are now taking advantage of enterprise-level virtualization, which enables these organizations to do more, thanks to physical computer hardware utilization.

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StorCentric Acquires Violin Systems

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 29, 2020 12:01:00 PM

StorCentric Adds Software-Defined NVMe High Performance, All-Flash Solution to its Portfolio with Acquisition of Violin Systems

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Topics: Violin Systems, StorCentric

IOPS Versus Throughput: What You Should Know

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 26, 2020 8:01:16 AM

The speed of your system matters. When your users are sending and receiving large volumes of data, slow operations can be a problem. 

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Topics: flash storage management, IOPS

Get Optimum Linux Performance with I/O Schedulers

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 19, 2020 9:53:02 AM

Whether we realize it or not, much of our life is measured in IOPS, input/output operations per second. The memory systems that power our enterprise systems—the systems that power everything around us—are responsible for saving and storing data, which comes in two forms: inputs and outputs.

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Topics: flash storage, I/O Scheduler, Linux

The Long List of Impressive Features of SQL Server 2019 (And Why It Needs an All-Flash Array)

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 12, 2020 8:41:25 AM

Since its announcement in 2018, Microsoft’s structured query language (SQL) database management system, SQL Server 2019, has been making headlines, first for its introduction and again in 2019, for its impressive list of updates.

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Topics: server, SQL, All Flash Array

SQL Server for Linux: What You Need to Know

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 5, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Microsoft’s Subject Query Language (SQL) Server is one of the strongest, most powerful database management systems available to date.

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Topics: SQL Server

Powering SQL Servers on an NVMe All-Flash Array

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 28, 2020 3:39:39 PM

If you need to arrive at an appointment on time and you know you need to take a highway that gets jammed up right at rush hour, wouldn’t you prefer to take a high-speed detour, one with 64,000 lanes instead of just one?

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Topics: SQL, All Flash Array, NVMe