Insights, Best Practices and Forward Thinking from the Customer Facing Team, Solution Architects and Leaders on Extreme Performance Applications, Infrastructure, Storage and the Real-World Impact Possible

Performance of Oracle Databases on CISC vs. RISC with VIOLIN

by COLLIER IT on May 30, 2019

Collier IT customers have been embracing CISC-based solutions for a number of years, with chip architectures ranging from x86 to AMD to x64. Performance of these systems continues to improve with core count and memory size. Architectures vary from single systems with attached storage to converged infrastructure systems with extremely fast (and expensive) storage options.

Database Health Check: Operate at Fullest Potential

by Soaring Eagle Consulting on April 17, 2019

  Whether your company runs on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2, MySQL, IBM Informix, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB, your database is a complex machine that relies on maintenance to function well. A database health check is essential to identify....

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Converged Infrastructure vs. RISC-Based Server: Database Comparison

by COLLIER IT on March 13, 2019

Collier IT has extensive experience guiding customers through modernization utilizing converged infrastructure solutions. In a number of cases, this process revolves around licensing cost sustainability as well as price/performance of low-end....

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Future of Data Storage Technology: Four Predictions for 2019

by Mark Lewis on February 28, 2019

  Sometimes the best way to advance the state of technology is to return to past architectures. I call this approach "back to the future" innovation.v

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Affordable Data Storage: Cost-Saving Through Extreme Performance

by Gary Lyng on December 14, 2018

At a young age, we are pre-programmed to believe that high performance is expensive.  As kids, we played with toy cars of Ferrari and Porsche that are known for performance but associated with high cost and only the rich typically own. ....

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IT Infrastructure Trends: Speed Up Business Application Performance

by Todd Oseth on December 4, 2018

The rate in which applications can complete their tasks for your business can often determine the success of your business. Many successful businesses segment their applications by their contribution to revenue or profit.  These businesses have made....

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What is NVMe? Get Extreme Flash Storage Sans NVMe

by Field Insight on October 26, 2018

NVMe has been one of the hottest topics in the storage industry for a while now.  Rightfully so, it is making an impact in the storage industry and moving computing forward.  For storage vendors and customers alike, it is important to be ready as....

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IT Modernization: Renovate or Buy New?

by Brett Miller, Field CTO on October 18, 2018

With all the technology approaches in the market place to modernize IT, it is a challenge to maneuver through all the noise and figure out which is the best approach for you and your company.   Whether you are considering cloud, hyper-converged,....

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The Acquisition of X-IO Storage

by Mark Lewis on October 16, 2018

Today, Violin Systems signed an agreement to acquire X-IO Storage.  This is big.  Here is why we are doing it.

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The Fastest Enterprise Storage in The World

by Mark Lewis on October 2, 2018

Today we announced a really cool new product called the XVS 8. In a nutshell, we made the fastest enterprise storage in the world – faster. Speed, and by speed, I mean ultra-low latency, can do some amazing things. It does the obvious, it lets your....

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