Vote for Us! Violin Systems Selected as Finalist for Two SVC Awards

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 6, 2014 3:13:58 PM

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Migration Do's and Dont's

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 15, 2014 4:50:16 PM

Any IT project will succeed or fail based on the quality of planning, communication and execution: A drama-free data migration is no exception.

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Topics: Business Applications, Products

Webinar: SQL Server in a Flash

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 11, 2014 12:26:51 PM

Greetings!

Increasing the performance of SQL Server workloads remains a hot topic. Given the importance that tabular data plays not only in your organization, but also that of your trading partners, it’s not at all surprising that this remains of considerable interest. Recently, Sumeet and I took the time to articulate the value proposition for using flash storage in an SQL Server environment. If you’d like to learn a bit more, I invite you to watch this webinar:

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 2 - Latency Matters

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 28, 2014 11:25:50 AM

Greetings!

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SQL Server and the WFA: Part 1 - Lots of I/O

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 31, 2014 6:39:40 PM

Greetings!

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Violin & Microsoft's High-Performance, All-Flash Enterprise Storage

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Apr 24, 2014 12:11:14 PM

Guest Blog:
Scott M. Johnson
Senior Program Manager, Windows Storage Server
@supersquatchy

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What does running your critical applications on flash memory mean for your business?

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 9, 2013 12:56:21 PM

Jim Thomas, Director of IT Operations at Pella, discusses the business case for running his critical applications on Violin Systems, even with 10 months left on his existing SAN storage:

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Garbage Collection & XtremIO – Fiction & Fiction: Part I

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 6, 2013 2:31:37 PM

This post is part of a series of posts (starting with XtremIO - At the Bit Level) where I will explain not only the significant architectural failings of the XtremIO product, but also the fundamentally and deliberately  misleading way they have presented their product to the market, in my opinion.

During EMC’s launch of their XtremIO product, they made a number of jaw dropping claims, which they now seem to be trying to pretend were never said, such as one XtremIO blogger who comments:

One of the eye opening claims we made during our launch on November 14th was that the XtremIO array doesn’t have any system-level garbage collection processes.  In the coverage and chatter that followed our launch we noticed that some people interpreted this to mean that the flash in our arrays was somehow impervious to the need for garbage collection, which of course is impossible.  To be clear, all flash requires garbage collection.  What matters is where and how it is performed.  With XtremIO, performance is always consistent and predictable because garbage collection is handled in a very novel way, only possible with XtremIO’s unique architecture.”

What is the very novel way that XtremIO handles garbage collection? What is it about their architecture that is so unique that only their approach makes this possible?  In this second post, we try and answer these questions, and we are sure the answers will surprise you.

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Topics: emc, flash storage, Products, Technology Trends

Violin Symphony: Personalized Storage Management

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 13, 2013 2:10:04 PM

No two IT Managers have the same business needs. No two administrators face the same set of tasks. Why then should the management interface be static and common to all? Violin Symphony, our comprehensive management platform, tackles this challenge head-on with fully customizable and personalized Dashboards.

Let’s face it – every management tool claims ‘full customization and complete personalization’ – so what’s different with Symphony? Well, the difference lies in the many levels of intelligent and useful customization that Symphony provides you:

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