Private Cloud Storage: Everything You Need to Know (2020)

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Mar 9, 2020 10:27:57 AM

For so long, jokes about storing data “in the cloud” were all too common. But cloud computing has become a mainstay in how we do business, and how we store data. So much so, that 74% of tech chief financial officers say that cloud computing has had the most measurable impact on their business, according to the folks at Forbes.

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Topics: Private Cloud, Storage Array

4 Benefits of Enterprise Flash Storage

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Mar 9, 2020 10:27:21 AM

Flash storage for enterprise storage systems is quickly becoming the storage entity of choice for many businesses-- especially those who have high-performance needs, or those who use apps for things like accessing or storing to databases or operating artificial intelligence.

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Topics: Extreme Performance, All Flash Array, QV2020

Petabyte Storage: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 26, 2020 1:04:26 PM

Conversations about enterprise data management used to focus mostly on terabytes, but that conversation is changing.

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Topics: storage, Storage for DBAs, storage architecture, Storage Array

VIOLIN QV2020 for All Budgets & Workloads

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 24, 2020 2:20:25 PM

IT administrators and architects are constantly balancing the needs of applications with the cost to provide the best services possible. Flash storage technology has been at the forefront of this trade-off between cost and benefit for several years, but has recently become more affordable for more applications in the datacenter.

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Topics: All Flash Array, NVMe, cost savings, QV2020

Oracle Runaway Licenses, Catch Them If You Can

Posted by COLLIER IT on Jul 22, 2019 3:32:02 PM

One of the services Collier IT offers to our customers is Oracle licensing optimization, especially at the core technology (Database) tier. Some of the triggers for this are mergers, acquisitions, license audits, or budget cuts.

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Topics: OLTP, Oracle, cost savings, AFA

Need for Speed in Oracle Environments – The Impact of Long Tail Latency

Posted by Field Insight on Jun 21, 2019 5:30:00 AM

All communications in an application stack generally take a few microseconds. Some take a few milliseconds which results in higher latency also known as long tail latency.

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Topics: OLTP, Oracle, All Flash Array

Performance of Oracle Databases on CISC vs. RISC with VIOLIN

Posted by COLLIER IT on May 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Oracle, performance comparison

Database Health Check: Operate at Fullest Potential

Posted by Soaring Eagle Consulting on Apr 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 

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 problematic sections so you can enhance your database in the areas that aren’t operating at their fullest potential.

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Topics: Databases, Storage for DBAs, SQL Server, Extreme Performance, Transformation

Converged Infrastructure vs. RISC-Based Server: Database Comparison

Posted by COLLIER IT on Mar 13, 2019 12:41:20 PM

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 converged infrastructure, virtualized blades, and high-end converged infrastructure. Recently, the release of the new RISC processors has generated interest to see how they might compare in this type of evaluation.

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Future of Data Storage Technology: Four Predictions for 2019

Posted by Mark Lewis on Feb 28, 2019 10:45:00 AM

 

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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Topics: flash storage, Violin Systems, POV, Transformation, strategy, cloud, predictions