What does running your critical applications on flash memory mean for your business?

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 9, 2013 12:56:21 PM

Jim Thomas, Director of IT Operations at Pella, discusses the business case for running his critical applications on Violin Systems, even with 10 months left on his existing SAN storage:

Switching to a new technology - with the potential for duplicate payments - meant that it had to be game changing. And that is exactly what Violin Systems achieved for Pella.

Running their applications faster on flash memory storage translates into a competitive advantage for Pella:

  • Data warehouse applications: 50% reduction in nightly load times, with more complex, real-time reports for actionable analysis
  • A more efficient Oracle ERP:
    • 40-50% reduction in long job times
    • 15-20% improvement in online transactions 
    • Nearly zero CPU wait time for I/O
  • A more agile PeopleSoft application: 40% reduction in weekly payroll processing, driving efficiencies and reducing financial risk.

From an overall CapEx/OpEx perspective, Pella achieved the following:

  • 80% reduction in power consumption
  • 90% reduction in space usage
  • $150k reduction in operating costs

What could you achieve by running your critical applications on the Violin Systems platform?

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