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Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform™ Supports Multiple Primary Storage Workloads
IDC's Eric Burgener discusses the four key feature sets needed to most effectively enable mixed workload consolidation in enterprise storage.
Today, I am exceptionally proud and excited to announce the availability of our new Flash Storage Platform (FSP), powered by Concerto OS 7 and managed by Symphony 3.
Let’s say you own a Ferrari… No, wait. Let’s say I own a Ferrari… a 458 Speciale… Black… Let’s say that I paid about the same for this Ferrari as you would expect to pay for a nice Honda Accord and that I plan to make it my primary “every day” car. And let’s say my Ferrari has some “special features”.
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:
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!
We have previously discussed the Windows Flash Array's (WFA) performance and the importance of latency, and in this blog, we'll focus on how the WFA can deliver a simpler solution that helps transform the economics of your data center.
What is Firmware? Think of firmware as software for hardware. Good firmware allows the full expression of the underlying hardware’s capabilities. Good firmware allows for optimization. In the case of an all-flash array, good firmware handles low-level data movement, RAID, Garbage Collection, data placement, data recovery, and data integrity.