Webinar: Pay As You Grow - The Easy Way To Go

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 19, 2014 5:05:48 PM


Pay-As-You-Grow is a non-disruptive software license-based capacity expansion that allows you to expand your storage systems over time, as you need them. Recently, Erik and I took the time to explain how PAYG works and illustrate how it can help you assert more control over your storage expense and when you incur that expense. If you’d like to learn a bit more, I invite you to watch this webinar:

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Topics: Business, Products

Violin Systems and OpenStack Momentum

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 20, 2014 3:21:55 PM

Much of the technology world descended on Paris recently as the OpenStack Summit held its semi-annual get-together for a meeting of the minds.  It was my good fortune to attend with colleagues from Violin Systems. We even managed to see a few local sights while we were there!

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Topics: Erik Randles, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Business, flash, Products, Server, Technology Trends, Virtualization

The Problem with “Always On” Deduplication

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 1, 2014 5:47:15 PM

What is "Always On" Deduplication?

Deduplication is the process of removing redundant blocks of data. Several all-flash array vendors provide deduplication that can't be turned off. That's the "always on" approach. You might ask, what problem is "always on" trying to solve? That's harder to explain. It's solving an architectural problem for all-flash arrays.

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Topics: Business

Larry Ellison, Harbinger of Change

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 24, 2014 5:04:09 PM

This year you could say that #transformation is the best hashtag for Oracle OpenWorld. News of Larry Ellison's stepping down as CEO of Oracle signals a change of season.

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Topics: Oracle, Business

Why Implement an All Flash Data Center?

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jun 23, 2014 11:58:17 PM

The argument goes something like this: if flash costs more than disk, why would you spend the money on an all-flash data center? Some might suggest that you just use flash for intense I/O applications like databases where you can justify the additional expense over disk.

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Topics: Business

Software Defined Datacenter for Windows

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Apr 21, 2014 7:43:57 PM

Windows in the Enterprise has been a SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange kind of thing, with a little Hyper-V thrown in.  In many cases there might be several, even hundreds of SQL databases throughout the enterprise, sometimes consolidated under Hyper-V, sometimes not.  Apps such as SharePoint and Exchange can sometimes grow to the point where a difficult and hard to maintain.  One of the common sore points in datacenter computing, not just Microsoft environments, is the I/O.  Mechanical storage is just too slow.  Caching helps.  Overprovisioning helps.  They don’t fix the problem, however.

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Topics: Business

Freescale Takes on Data Center Transformation Project with Dell & Violin Systems

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 20, 2013 1:37:09 PM
Freescale Semiconductor – with revenues over $4 Billion – could not keep up with the growing needs of its engineers as their design centers evolved. But investing gear in every location was not only cost-prohibitive, it was also not a practical way to promote collaboration. They were looking to consolidate data centers and deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to address this growing need.
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Topics: Business, VDI

Violin Systems on the Move

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 5, 2013 2:52:31 AM

This week, the Violin Systems team is on the move at three events, spanning three cities, over three days. Come, catch up with us if you're at any of the events below.

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Topics: Business, fujitsu, sap