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The Thought Process, Part Two: Moving to NextGen Storage

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 25, 2016

I will not be selling you anything in this blog. I will be sharing a small part of the thought process Ferrellgas (NYSE: FGP) exercised as they evaluated their flash storage options and why they decided to go with Violin Systems and the 7300 Flash....

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Violin Systems: Making Telco Billing Platforms Fly

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 2, 2015

As an Oracle database guy working at Violin Systems in Europe, I get exposed to some truly big, scary database platforms. Sometimes they are important (like the global PeopleSoft database for a well-known world-wide intergovernmental organization),....

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Flash Vendor

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 7, 2013

NAND flash brings with it a new set of terminology; a new set of pros and most certainly a new set of cons.  New flash-based storage vendors are popping up by the dozens.  So, what is an IT person to do with all this new technology?  Simple. Ask....

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NAND: A Brief Background

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 7, 2013

NAND flash (solid state) storage is the new rage in IT.  As only a new technology can, it is quickly becoming the focal point in new solutions architecting.  Where once we had to manage hundreds or thousands of disk drives, dozens of LUN groups,....

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Jailbreaking Data from Mechanical Storage – The Need for Speed

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on September 19, 2013

Ask any product architect from your decade-old disk storage vendor about his BIGGEST source of pride – and you will invariably hear “our products don’t lose data.” Of course! Storage – as the name screams – is a place where you put your data in....

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What could you do if your Storage Infrastructure ran @ the Speed of Memory?

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on July 25, 2013

Suspend disbelief for a moment and ponder the following questions: What would your business look like if we made it economical to run your storage infrastructure at speeds closer to that of memory than that of disk storage? How fast would your....

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The Fundamental Characteristics of Storage

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 23, 2013

Storage for DBAs: As a rule of thumb, pretty much any storage system can be characterised by three fundamental properties: Latency is a measurement of delay in a system; so in the case of storage it is the time taken to respond to an I/O request.....

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Performance: It’s All About Balance…

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 23, 2013

Storage for DBAs: Everyone wants their stuff to go faster. Whether it’s your laptop, tablet, phone, database or application… performance is one of the most desirable characteristics of any system. If your system isn't fast enough, you start dreaming....

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My Observations of Violin at Microsoft TechEd

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on June 21, 2012

Just came back from an exciting Microsoft TechEd conference. Violin was one of the partners to showcase a cluster-in-a-box solution. We demonstrated Windows server 2012 running inside our V6000 platform at the Partner Pavilion. While this was a....

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Podcast with Chris Evans of The Storage Architect

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on May 29, 2012

Chris Evans, AKA The Storage Architect, was in town for Tech Field Day and dropped by the Violin office. Naturally we asked him to sit down for a quick chat to get his take on a few storage topics for your enjoyment. Tune in to listen to his....

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