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Briefing Note: Violin Memory ushers in the Flash Storage Platform

Even though memory has always played a role in the storage infrastructure, the introduction of flash based storage has lead to rapid advancements in the evolution of storage. Today flash use has evolved from simply augmenting disk-based primary storage (hybrid

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Should you be able to turn All-Flash Deduplication off?

Deduplication, along with compression, provides the ability to more efficiently use premium priced flash capacity. But capacity efficiency comes with at least some performance impact. This is especially true on all-flash arrays where data efficiency features can’t hide behind hard

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Can Storage enable Hyper-V to replace VMware?

In our recent webinar “Don’t let storage eat your Hyper-V Savings” we were asked a question from the audience, “Will Hyper-V ever replace VMware as the predominant hypervisor in the data center?” This loaded question is actually very interesting. While

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How To Design a 2 Million IOPS Storage Architecture

In order for databases to scale, virtual environments to become denser, and analytics to become more real-time, storage performance needs to scale. That means designing storage architectures that not only meet the needs of today’s applications but also the needs

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The Million IOPS Data Center

Storage Switzerland recently completed a lab audit of a test performed by Brocade, Emulex and Violin Memory that achieved over two million IOPS. The report is available now and you can get a copy of it by attending our webinar,

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2 Million IOPS – It Takes A Flash Village

Storage Switzerland was recently commissioned by Brocade, Dell, Emulex and Violin Memory to audit a lab test in which we were able to design an environment that delivered over 2 million IOPS. As we went through the testing process I

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