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

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on December 20, 2013

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....

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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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Why Storage Performance Matters - Part III

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 14, 2013

In the previous two installments of this article, I discussed the high cost of squeezing performance out of legacy storage for high-performance enterprise applications, and how legacy storage performance destroys value and increases costs.

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Why Storage Performance Matters - Part II

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 7, 2013

Legacy storage vendors, wanting to prove value, will use the $/GB metric to justify their price tag.  They will attempt to prove value by stating that their storage system costs $0.07/GB. As I pointed out in part I of this article, the key  for....

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Why Storage Performance Matters - Part I

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on February 28, 2013

When deploying a new IT system, the four key questions are: What are the goals and what value is to be created? How do we achieve those goals? What type of systems should be implemented to meet the goals, and what is the required storage....

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Key Insights & Considerations for a VDI Implementation at Anglia Ruskin University

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 9, 2012

Gregor Waddell, Assistant Director IT, Anglia Ruskin University is joining us for a two part blog series where he shares his insights on the university’s VDI initiative. In my previous post I outlined how VDI implementation reduced power consumption....

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VDI: When Using Less Power is More Powerful

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 5, 2012

Gregor Waddell, Assistant Director IT, Anglia Ruskin University is joining us for a two part blog series where he shares his insights on the university’s VDI initiative.

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