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Sr. Unix and Storage Administrator at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Oct 09 2016

What is most valuable?

Speed: It’s simple to use hardware to fix performance issues. Our issue is poor coding/queries. This greatly speeded things up. It’s too costly to track down poor programming in applications. The price of a developer’s time to scan through… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It has lowered batch times from 14 hours to two hours. It allows us to perform real-time reporting.

What needs improvement?

VIMM replacement is poorly designed. You have to slide out an entire drawer, remove the cover and then pop out the failed VIMM. I would like to see a front replacement just like with hard disks. This leaves room for error; for example, when… more »

What other advice do I have?

It’s a very solid product. We are very happy and have seven units currently in production. These outperform any SSD or spinning disk array that I have found so far. The speed is great for such a small footprint. I have not found anything… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated IBM 820; did not use due to price and the interface was dated.

What is VIOLIN QV2020?

Quartet™ is the name of VIOLIN’s software-driven flash storage product portfolio. Quartet™ helps customers access and use more of their data, while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. The Quartet Platform was purpose-built to the highest industry standards and has four components:

VIOLIN QV2020 customers

BlueScope Buildings, GameVil, VRT, IKYU Corporation

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