At Violin Memory, the Gartner Group market share leader in Flash Arrays, we have been watching the developments at EMC/XtremIO with great interest. We’ve noticed a few things:
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This week, the Violin Memory team is on the move at three events, spanning three cities, over three days. Come, catch up with us if you’re at any of the events below.
November 5 & 6
PASS SQLRally Nordics – Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport | Stand 7
Join us at the Speaker Session on Tuesday 5th November @ 3.15- 4.15pm in the Bejing Capital Theatre. Presenters Jens Melhede & Michael Fransden will discuss Windows Server 2013 R2 and SQL Server 2014 Infrastructure running on the Violin Memory platform.
November 5 – 7
SAP TechEd Amsterdam, RAI Convention Centre | Booth E19
This event is key to meeting and engaging with SAP partners. Come and talk with Violin Memory experts to learn how you can supercharge and get the most out of your SAP deployments with SAP-certified solutions.
November 6 & 7
Fujitsu Forum, International Congress Centre (ICM) Munich | Booth B17
Our crowd-favored game, Crack the Code, is back with the chance for you to win a Fujitsu Tablet.
Check out our full list of events here.
Organizations across the world are trying to be nimble and faster in areas of ERP, business analytics or financial modeling and so on. SAP makes some of the most recognizable productivity tools for enterprises found anywhere to help with this. The perfect partner for this advanced software suite is a storage platform that allows productivity @ the speed of memory. Violin Memory accelerates SAP, over 10x faster to provide the competitive advantage that customers want. The result can be faster decisions, improved responsiveness, and timely financial records with SAP. Customers value these productivity tools’ ability to reduce costs and improve their competitive position.
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A while back, we started Part I of this two-part series. Let’s continue the conversation and discuss how Violin Memory can achieve the same effects with MLC.
Changing the Architecture
Recall that I mentioned how it is possible to use MLC parts “like” SLC? By only using half the addresses in a block (writing one bit to each cell), this can be done and is commonly done by people who don’t have a relationship with the fab. This makes the flash last longer but it still doesn’t have the full performance of SLC. However, it does have the loss of half its storage capacity.
If not properly coordinated with the garbage collection algorithm and the system controller, this could cause enough increased write amplification to offset any potential endurance benefit. Or as they say, we are trained professionals, don’t try this yourself.
If you do have a close relationship with a fab as Violin does, you can make your own flash controller like Violin does. You could operate the MLC as SLC, getting the wear and performance benefit while being fully coordinated with the rest of the flash management, thus gaining improved endurance from it.
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We look forward to welcoming you Violin-style, next week at VMworld, Barcelona!
Join us at Booth S114 to watch live demos, illustrating the value of flash memory storage for your virtualized applications as well as virtual desktop infrastructures.
Come to the booth for the following demos:
- VDI Deployment: Virtualize thousands of desktops with better-than-desktop experience at lower-than-desktop costs
- Database Consolidation: Virtualize business-critical applications to create the most efficient data center
- Violin Symphony: Manage petabytes of flash based storage at the swipe of your finger
Join Ashish Gupta at the Solutions Exchange, as he presents the “All-Flash Cloud Infrastructure” on Weds, 16 Oct @ 3:20pm – 3:50pm CEST.
It is going to be a great show and we look forward to hosting you at the Violin booth!