Tim Stoakes

Tim Stoakes
As Chief Architect, Tim oversees the architecture team in formulating the vision and architecture for all Violin products and IP development, and directly participates in all phases of product development. Tim has spent over 15 years in the software industry, with the majority in enterprise storage, where he holds multiple US patents. Before joining Violin in 2013 he served as Technical Director at Quantum (after acquiring deduplication pioneers Rocksoft) in the office of the CTO, responsible for the entire life cycle of the deduplication product lines. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
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Performance is Both Speed and Latency

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Aug 29, 2016 3:23:16 PM
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Credibility Counts

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Jan 5, 2016 3:52:27 PM
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What is Really Going On?

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Sep 21, 2015 5:01:40 PM
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Topics: Products

The Unexpected Side-Effects of Tiering

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 22, 2015 6:05:26 PM

A few months ago, I was visiting a customer, who also happens to be a very large, global retailer. I sat down with their storage architect to get a sense of their environment, their application and technology dependencies, and ultimately, their storage decision criteria. They had been running EMC hybrid arrays for a while.

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Topics: Business, Technology Trends

Hello Flash Storage Platform, Concerto OS 7 and Symphony 3!

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 17, 2015 8:45:26 PM

Today, I am exceptionally proud and excited to announce the availability of our new Flash Storage Platform (FSP), powered by Concerto OS 7 and managed by Symphony 3.

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Topics: Products

You Can’t Have Enough Performance, Really.

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 10, 2015 6:18:06 PM

The topic for this episode of the Architecture Matters blog series is performance, and specifically why performance is something you can’t have enough of.

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The Role of Features in Flash Storage

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 4, 2015 10:06:22 AM

In this episode of the Architecture Matters Blog Series, I’ll be covering the rising importance of data management features for all-flash arrays.

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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends

How To Beat The Cost of Disk?

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Jan 27, 2015 8:48:12 PM

In this episode of the Architecture Matters blog series, let's look at the economics of all-flash arrays and Violin’s strategy to make all-flash arrays as affordable as enterprise disk solutions.

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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends

Why Does An All-Flash Array Architecture Matter More Than Ever?

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Jan 20, 2015 5:03:29 PM

The beginning of a new year is often an opportunity to reflect and make resolutions. In storage, you may be part of a growing group of customers that has made the resolution to stop investing in disk, and make the move to flash. In this blog series, I will share with you why not all enterprise flash storage is made the same; and that architecture matters.

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Topics: Technology Trends

Introducing the “Architecture Matters” Blog Series

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Jan 19, 2015 5:01:05 PM

Inarguably, it has never been a better time to be a storage user deciding on a next-generation all-flash array. The last 18 months have been a phenomenal time for the storage industry, with a flurry of all-flash array product announcements, each claiming unique approaches to solving the challenges of getting rid of disk and going all-flash.

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Topics: Business, Technology Trends