Violin Memory is the ultimate solution for the company who is looking to accelerate their business critical applications and virtualise their Data Center storage with a scalable flash memory array that delivers unprecedented sustainability and spike-free latency at price points challenging HDD performance storage.
Violin provides the industry’s fastest and most scalable memory appliances. Built from the ground up to provide scalable high performance memory infrastructure for large dataset applications, Violin’s memory appliances lower the total cost of memory (TCM), providing an 80% saving in space and power.
Violin’s memory appliances bring a new level of reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) by providing:
- Unmatched scalability
- Industry’s fastest I/O performance
- Memory fault tolerance
- Ultra-green power efficiency
- Compelling price performance
Violin Memory has rewritten the rules for how solid-state memory, Flash or DRAM or any memory type, can be deployed into the enterprise. Violin’s technology innovation stems from a system level view to re-architect a reliable, robust, and efficient memory system. Most solid-state companies squeeze solid state memory into either existing form factors such as hard drives or existing architectures such as the traditional linear bus found in most computer systems. Thus, along two dimensions, both form factor and level of integration, Violin has innovated with patented solutions.
Many applications in today’s data center are constrained by their ability to access data stored on mechanical disk drives. With fast multicore processors and high speed networks, the common bottleneck is the latency and throughput limitations of disk-based storage. Even the fastest drives available deliver less than 250 IOPS with latency greater than 5 msec. System administrators and IT architects often find themselves over-provisioning disk drives and endlessly tuning to squeeze out incremental performance gains.
Relief has arrived in the form of flash Memory Arrays. A single 10TB array can deliver 250,000 IOPS with latency under 0.1 msec (100 µsec) boosting application performance by a factor of 10 or more. This benefits a wide range of data intensive applications including databases, data warehousing, analytics, messaging, and content management. Commercial high performance computing (HPC) applications seen in industries such as energy exploration and rendering for computer generated imaging (CGI) are constantly looking for higher performance. Large scale file systems like IBM GPFS can see a significant performance increase from speeding up metadata access.
As the data center transforms with increased adoption of virtualisation, cloud computing, and the management of big data, storage is increasingly becoming a roadblock. Here are a few examples of how flash Memory Arrays eliminate roadblocks and improve application performance.
Reporting and query acceleration for Oracle Analytics
- Queries complete 90% faster
- Simultaneous queries allowed
- CPU utilisation increased by 10x
MySQL Server Consolidation for Social Networking
- Consolidated DB servers 16:1; eliminated 40 DB licenses
- Reduced power and other OPEX by 80%
- Invested cost savings in DR facility development
Metadata Server Acceleration – Perforce
- Operates at >10x client capacity
- 50% lower developer response time
- Dramatically lower operating costs; increased developer productivity
Performance Acceleration for SQL Server Data Warehouse
- Processing time 6x faster
- Consolidated 13 servers to 2
- Eliminated 40 DB licenses
Violin Memory also offer a variety of resources to support customers with their products and installations. These resources are available 24/7 to help get the most out of your Flash Memory Array solutions.
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