You bought Flash Memory products from Violin Memory to speed up a single application like a database. This is because the V6000 can run databases about 10 times faster. However what about your other applications? Violin Memory’s products were not designed to simply speed up a single application. They were designed to speed up almost every application that cannot fit into the internal memory of your servers. Hence, if your application is:
- Unable to fit in your server’s internal memory
- Constantly uses swap memory space on the server,
- Often retrieves information from different external memory source,
- Wasting CPU cycles due to large storage access latency,
using a Violin Memory Array can help that application go significantly faster.
Since you already have the array, if there is space, try out other applications. Those application users will be very happy you did. Maybe some of the other applications can show significant improvement like they did for IBM: Violin Memory Breaks Existing General Parallel File System World Record By 37 Times Using IBM Research Storage Technology.
Violin Memory is is driving innovation with SAP, and last week’s SAP Sapphire NOW was no exception. If you missed the conference, you can still get a glimpse of Violin CEO Don Basile and the president of Savvis taking part in a CEO panel discussion how strong ecosystems fosters game-changing co-innovation and provide insight into new technology that is turning the world on its head.
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This week, Violin Memory CEO Don Basile was on hand at the SAP SapphireNOW conference in Orlando, Florida, discussing his perspectives on innovation with other prominent SAP partners, including Jeff Don Deylen, CEO of Savvis, a leader in managed hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
The conference also provided an opportunity to highlight the work that Violin is doing with SAP to accelerate transaction-driven environments and shift the data management paradigm.
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Modern hosting and service providers often face the challenge of managing the cost efficiencies of their platform. A common solution is to deploy a multi-tenant or multi-instance architecture in which many customers share the same hardware. The reuse of hardware over many clients drives down costs and also reduces the required ongoing administration.
Multi-tenant deployments host many clients in the same instance of software while segregating the client data through configuration. Multi-instance designs are similar but run one instance of software per client. To the storage tier, both approaches require many sub-ecosystems to run simultaneously in a shared space and will cause similar access challenges:
- Unpredictability of usage
- Height of individual usage spikes
- Scale versus storage performance (more clients translates into a more random and parallel workload)
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SSD’s are like cordless phones and DVD’s. They made an improvement on an existing technology but didn’t revolutionize its use. In technology there is a difference between the concept of modernizing and revolutionizing. Modernizing is finding a way to do the same thing, just a little bit faster or little bit easier. Revolutionizing is either eliminating or vastly changing how something is done. Read More …