Introducing the QV1020: The New Addition to the High-Performance, Cost-Effective, QV-Series

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 17, 2021 3:17:44 PM

Across industries, the adoption of flash arrays is growing faster than ever before. In fact, from 2018 to 2023, the flash array market is projected to grow 25 percent per year. It’s very likely that not even the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have much of an impact on this projected growth, as organizations search for better, faster, and newer hardware to keep up with the lightning-fast digital transformation, which was only amplified by an overnight move to a remote workforce.

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Topics: All Flash Array, NVMe

VDI Performance Monitoring: How to Improve Your VDI Performance

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jan 6, 2021 5:05:04 PM

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been described as, “The remote worker’s dream.” As a form of desktop virtualization, VDI hosts many desktops on a single, central server, which can be accessed by authenticated users.

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Topics: VDI, Virtualization

Solid-State Drives Power Machine Learning, how you can leverage SSDs

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jan 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Machine learning is advancing in a broad range. Here are a few applications proposed today (listed without any particular order):

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Topics: SSD, All Flash Array, Machine Learning

Measuring IOPS and Monitoring the Performance of Your Flash Array

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 21, 2020 2:25:57 PM

So, how well is your flash array performing?

Imagine if you wore a fitness tracker that only measured one simple (fairly easy) fitness routine you completed over and over again but ignored your more demanding workouts. When charted on a graph, your workout efforts would look like a flat line, giving no indication of your overall performance and no measurement for how you performed during more challenging workouts!

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Topics: Flash Array, IOPS

Fine-Tuning Your I/O Scheduler

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 14, 2020 8:42:32 AM

Linux is chosen worldwide to power some of the most powerful computers and systems to keep technology running smoothly. Linux is used in every single one of the world's top 500 supercomputers, placed within every stock exchange on the planet, and even launched into space too.

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Topics: IO Scheduler

Should You Use RAID with Your Solid-State Drive?

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

For over thirty years, “RAID” configurations have been widely used throughout the IT-sphere to improve the reliability and performance of storage solutions. This technology’s lifespan demonstrates its usefulness, long before the advent and widespread use of solid-state drives, beginning with hard disk drives. 

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Topics: RAID, Computer Data Storage, SSD

Operating with Efficiency: The Importance of Strong Storage Provisioning

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 1, 2020 10:01:27 AM

What if you rented multiple storage units to store holiday decorations, old books and furniture, and things like bicycles and sports equipment—only to find out that while you didn’t need as much space as your holiday decorations, you can’t store your extra furniture in that excess space? You’re stuck with nowhere to park your bicycle and too much extra space for your wreaths and ornaments.

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Topics: flash storage management, Storage Provisioning

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