Historically, achieving high throughput and lower latency meant overprovisioning hardware or using software to mitigate, but not fully eliminate performance issues. These workarounds have high CAPEX and OPEX costs and still don’t meet the requirements for cost-effective primary storage in 21st-century businesses.

It’s clear that a new approach is needed that can support growth, improve efficiency and manageability, and deliver consistent and predictable service levels without breaking the IT budget.

Many of Chi’s clients have had tremendous success with the Violin Flash Storage Platform, enabling them to transition their storage from legacy solutions to all-flash and achieving very favorable CAPEX and OPEX scenarios.

Five Reasons to Deploy the Violin Flash Storage Platform for Your Primary Storage Solution


1. Deploy Flash as Your Primary Storage at the Cost Disk

With Violin’s Flash Storage Platform (FSP), you can deploy all-flash storage solutions that deliver a suite of Enterprise Data Services, low latency, and consistent high performance for primary storage at the same cost as traditional enterprise-class storage. Violin’s Enterprise Data Services for business continuance, data protection, data reduction, and data safety support mixed and multiple workloads on a single integrated platform so you can streamline your primary storage and related expense. When the true cost of legacy storage is calculated, the move to a FSP in an All-Flash Data Center becomes an economic imperative.

2. Consolidate Storage Tiers for Simplified and Efficient Operations

With Violin, it is now a prudent financial option to place all active data, tiers 0, 1, and 2, onto the FSP. In addition, increased workload density on FSP accelerates consolidation elsewhere in the data center. For example, fewer servers will be required as their utilization rises since they are no longer I/O constrained. This, in turn, reduces software license expense. As overprovisioning is eliminated, less storage capacity will be required. Finally, improved system performance means networking resources can be optimized and humans can stop chasing I/O problems and focus on innovation instead.

3. Dramatically Lower Your Cost per Transaction and Meet Your SLAs

You will achieve the highest ROI and lowest TCO as you lower your cost per transaction with Violin’s FSP. The consistent low latency and parallelism deliver higher IOPS for heavy Primary Storage workloads so you can meet your SLAs while lowering your CAPEX compared with legacy, hybrid, or even SSD-based solutions. Further, the FSP’s dense architecture delivers significantly lower OPEX by having fewer racks of equipment to manage, which in turn reduces facilities expense. With the FSP, you transform your storage and data center economics so you can do more by spending less.

4. Reduce CAPEX and OPEX through a Fully Integrated Platform

Architecture does make a difference. The FSP features a vertically integrated design of software, firmware, and hardware that delivers the highest performance, resiliency, and availability at the same cost as legacy enterprise-class primary storage. Only Violin delivers a single OS platform with integrated Continuous Data Protection, Stretch Metro Cluster, and LUN mirroring, as well as a suite of Enterprise Data Services. There are no separate add-ons for data protection plus you can drive OPEX savings through simplification of complex infrastructures and facilities expense reductions of up to 90% by for power, cooling, and floor space. With the FSP, you can deploy a greener solution while saving some green (money) at the same time.

5. Simplify Management Tasks

Violin Flash Storage Platforms can address your use case today: whether it be performance, primary or more capacity-focused storage needs, the Flash Storage Platform has the feature set with Concerto Enterprise Data Services to fit the bill. Its management suite, including Symphony and the Simple Setup installation utility, make management tasks a breeze and eliminate many of the headaches associated with managing a storage infrastructure.

Learn how Chi and Violin have made a significant difference to companies of all sizes by contacting Chi directly at 440-498-2310 or sales@chicorporation.com.