Storage Wars: Thin vs. Thick Provisioning

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 31, 2020 5:49:13 PM

When you’re dealing with a modern, all-flash array, you need data efficiency technology to keep up. Otherwise, what’s the point of having such a speedy solution? Perhaps you’ve heard the terms “thick provisioning” and “thin provisioning.” These terms get tossed around a lot in the storage community, but which is right for you?

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Topics: All Flash Array

SQL Servers and All-Flash Arrays: The Perfect Pair

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 24, 2020 7:47:07 AM

Structured query language servers, or SQL (sometimes pronounced “Sequel”) servers are becoming an increasingly important tool for any data scientist to have in their toolbox. It’s a key asset that can be used to do all sorts of things, like access, update, insert, manipulate, and modify data, and it also helps in communicating with relational databases.

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Topics: Flash Array, SQL

Stay Active Series: 5 Living Room Exercises to Get in Shape from Home

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 17, 2020 1:51:51 PM

The home has become the main feature for people's lives. With so many people working from home, many find themselves sitting for long periods of time.

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Topics: productivity

Machine Learning, AI, and All-Flash Arrays: Leave Performance Tuning in the Past!

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 10, 2020 9:51:19 AM

Whether you realize it or not, we’re exposed to artificial intelligence and machine-based learning every day. The virtual assistants on our smartphones, the smart speaker in your living room, your social media account, and even your favorite TV-streaming platform all use artificial intelligence and machine learning for optimum performance and personalized user experiences.

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Topics: All Flash Array

Data Security from Software to Hardware

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 4, 2020 10:03:00 AM

Currently, about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced each day.

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Topics: Data Security

Stay Active Series: 10 Yoga Poses for Working From Home

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 27, 2020 8:12:22 AM

Whether you’re working from home while your company is employing social distancing measures, or your business is making a more permanent shift to embrace the new work from home culture, spending too much time sitting at your desk can leave you feeling stiff and achy.

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Topics: productivity

100% Channel Sales Model: A Win-Win-Win

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 20, 2020 8:17:12 AM

More than 40 percent of salespeople say that prospecting is the most challenging part of their job. Once you’ve built a relationship, the sales part comes easy. This is why many vendors are rethinking their sales models and looking to value-added resellers and affiliate partners—because these partners come with built-in clients.


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Topics: Flash Array

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with All-Flash

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 13, 2020 7:43:53 AM

As a value-added reseller, your business model relies on providing your customers and clients with a product that works anytime they need it. If you are using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to deliver this product to your customers, you already know that this kind of platform has been all-too problematic in the past.

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Topics: flash, VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Your Storage Matters

Posted by Brent Earls from Mirazon Group on Jul 3, 2020 9:20:00 PM

Standing up a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a great move for organizations looking to consolidate their systems or provide a simpler solution to standardizing how to support and provision users. However, one grand misconception we encounter when discussing the prospect of implementing VDI is that it will cost less.

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Topics: IT operations

The Total Truth About Hybrid Cloud Security

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jun 26, 2020 6:44:00 PM

Curious about hybrid cloud solutions? You’re not alone.

82 percent of polled enterprises either have deployed or are looking to deploy a hybrid storage strategy, compared to 9 percent of organizations that use or plan to use a single public cloud. Only 6 percent use or are searching for a single private cloud solution. So only a mere 3 percent of enterprises aren’t planning to use the cloud. The clear takeaway here is that we live in an overwhelmingly cloud-based world.

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Topics: cloud