Virident Resource Library

Datasheets


 

Virident FlashMAX Connect Product Brief

November 8th - 2013

Accelerate your applications while minimizing the costs of centralized storage. Use low-latency PCIe-attached flash storage that provides high availability, shared access and performance boosting cache....read more.

 

Virident FlashMAX II PCIe Storage Class Memory Datasheet

February 8th - 2013

Virident incorporates specialized software and hardware that combine to implement Storage Class Memory (SCM) within the server. Virident's SCM architecture has been designed to tightly integrate different kinds of flash media, hardware and software to deliver memory-class performance with storage-class capacity and persistence...read more.

 

Virident Storage Class Memory - FlashMAX II - Performance Without Compromise

August 7th - 2012

Delivering application performance in a cost effective manner is a challenge for today's enterprise IT organizations. Most applications suffer from having to wait longer for data from the legacy storage infrastructure, even as the computing horsepower increases over time with the advent of faster processors and more cores in today's datacenter servers....read more.

 

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Infographic: Top Considerations before Making a Enterprise Flash Storage Purchase

December 11th - 2012

Adopting new and innovative technology like flash storage can be intimidating. This infographic illustrates the top considerations of flash storage adopters and what the industry recommends doing before making this investment...read more.

 

Technical Papers


 

Improving Oracle RAC Performance with Preferred Reads using FlashMAX II

March 21st - 2014

This article shows how the Virident | HGST FlashMAX II card can be used to gain read Flash performance in an ASM cluster, while keeping a copy of the data in the existing SAN storage array....read more.

 

Building a Server-Side SAN

March 21st - 2014

Storage Area Networks dominate today’s enterprise data centers. These specialized networks use fibre channel switches and Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to connect to storage arrays....read more.

 

ESG Lab Validation Report - Virident | HGST FlashMAX Connect

March 21st - 2014

This ESG Lab Validation report documents remote hands-on testing of the Virident | HGST FlashMAX Connect Software Suite, with a focus on the performance advantage the solution provides and the ability to deploy the suite in a distributed storage/application environment....read more.

 

Flash Performance for Oracle RAC with PCIe Shared Storage

March 21st - 2014

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) allows Oracle Database to run any packaged or custom application unchanged across a server pool. This provides the highest levels of availability and the most flexible scalability....read more.

 

Server Consolidation Leveraging PCIe Flash

March 21st - 2014

Scale-out architectures are widely used in web services and cloud designs, whereas scale-up approaches run most of today’s enterprise databases. The reason that scale out has become so popular with web service providers is that scale out uses a shared-nothing design that assures....read more.

 

Virident FlashMAX II and FlashMAX Connect High availability Oracle Reference Architecture 

Sept 23rd - 2013

Growing businesses increasingly rely on enterprise-class software applications such as databases for their long-term success. Logically, this leads to large investments in complex clustering and high availability technologies to stave off the business consequences of application downtime. Clustering at the software level can help, but it often requires specialized engineers and additional software licenses, which can increase costs. Clustering at the hardware level....read more.

 

Virident FlashMAX II Storage with VMware View 5.2 Virtual Desktops

February 15th - 2013

Whether you are planning to make the move to desktop virtualization or are looking to expand your existing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), it is important that you choose the right software and storage for your enterprise environment....read more.

 

Virident VDI Solution Brief - Optimize your VDI Deployments with Virident FlashMAX

March 6th - 2013

VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solutions such as VMware View allow IT organizations deploy and manage virtual user desktops in the data center eliminating the tedious management of numerous physical desktops. Virtual desktops allow end users to maintain their own personal desktops while sharing the resources of centralized compute and storage infrastructure...read more.

 

Implementing SQL Server on the Virident Drive

November 7th - 2012

The Virident FlashMAX Drive delivers uncompromising performance to Microsoft SQL Server installations. A single card provides up to 2.2 terabytes of database space in an industry-standard PCI Express half-height, half-length form factor. For larger databases, up to eight cards can be employed for combined storage of over 17TB....read more.

 

ESG Lab Validation - FlashMAX II

August 7th - 2012

The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products...read more.

 

Vail Case Study 

August 6th - 2012

David considered a number of solutions, including reengineering the billing system on a No-SQL solution. That would have required significant development work and a change to how Vail's client's accessed their billing system. Clients were already familiar with the SQL interface and the capabilities an SQL Server provided. "After a lot of research and discussions with other technology professionals, I concluded that Virident boards could increase the performance without any development or change to the customer interface," said David....read more.

 

The Advantages of Server-Side Flash Storage 

July 26th - 2012

Enterprises today are struggling with the exponential growth of data and inefficient data delivery; mission-critical applications can take five seconds or more to respond to queries, which is unacceptable for most organizations. This latency is partially due to the rapid growth of CPU clock speeds—transistor density doubles every 18 months, according to Moore’s Law—and the stagnant performance of...read more.

 

ESG SSD Bench Brief 

July 9th - 2012

This lab brief explores the capabilities and benefits of SSDBench, a freely available benchmarking tool that’s purpose-built for solid-state application workload performance analysis. After decades of relying on spinning disk drives for the non-volatile storage of data, a growing number of IT organizations are deploying solid-state storage solutions. Solid-state storage solutions use solid-state memory, most frequently in the form of flash memory...read more.

 

Speeding up Oracle Databases Using Flash 

June 7th - 2012

Today's IT departments are faced with ever increasing demands on their applications as the number of users and underlying databases continue to expand. Application performance has not been able to keep up with this exponential growth. The first thing an IT organization tries to do when performance drops is to add incremental CPU and memory to servers, or add more servers to application server...read more.

 

Energy Trading Market Case Study 

May 11th - 2012

The energy trading market is dynamic and relies heavily on critical transactional systems. A leading web-based global energy software provider that offers graphical decision support and analytics needed to process time- sensitive information and to manipulate the data at high speeds during peak trading times throughout the day. With thousands of nodal electricity trades taking place each hour – with over one-billion rows of data – storage performance and transactional...read more.

 

ESG Lab Validation 

April 19th - 2012

The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products....read more.

 

Overcoming Conditional SSD Performance

February 14th - 2012

Flash based solid state disk (SSD) improves storage I/O response times. However, the challenge with memory- based storage, especially PCIe devices, is that most solid state products require that the right conditions be in place or be “arranged” so that maximum performance can be obtained....read more.

 

Implementing SQL Server on the Virident FlashMAX Drive 

February 2nd - 2012

The Virident FlashMAX Drive delivers uncompromising performance to Microsoft SQL Server installations. A single drive provides up to 1.4TB of database space in an industry standard PCI Express half-height, half- length form factor. Multiple drives can be combined for larger datasets....read more.

 

Virident Storage Class Memory Overview

November 23rd - 2011

Delivering application performance in a cost effective manner is a challenge for today's enterprise IT organizations. Most applications suffer from having to wait longer for data from the legacy storage infrastructure, even as the computing horsepower increases over time with the advent of faster processors and more cores in today's datacenter...read more.

Percona MySQL Multiple Instances with FlashMAX 

November 23rd - 2011

Scaling a MySQL database server has traditionally meant deploying in a so-called scale-out configuration, with many MySQL instances running on inexpensive machines. This strategy was also called horizontal scaling. In recent years, however, the rapid increases in hardware capacity and decreases in price made scale-out less economically desirable, and there was considerable pressure to make the software able to run on larger, more powerful servers. This scale-up or vertical scaling architecture remained out of reach...read more.

 

A Game Changer - PostgreSQL 2nd Level Cache on Virident FlashMAX PCIe Storage Class Memory (SCM) Device 

November 14th - 2011

Accelerating database performance is often critical to successful business operations. Powerful servers with large memories and multi-threaded processor cores are helping to alleviate CPU bottlenecks. Distributing I/O operations across large disk subsystems with 10Gb interfaces can also help with the transactional I/O demands of database...read more.

 

Virident Systems Whitepaper 

November 10th - 2011

We are seeing a fundamental shift in computing, triggered by an explosion of data driving the applications that run on the world's largest Internet and Enterprise data centers. The continuing popularity of Internet portal, search, and e-commerce sites and the exponential growth in social networking sites has resulted in...read more.

 

Scaling MySQL Deployments Using Virident FlashMAX Storage Class Memory Devices 

November 9th - 2011

Data continues to grow at an exponential rate across organizations of all sizes. This growth is fueled by the popularity of portal, search, media, and e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Yahoo, eBay, and the exponential growth in social networking such as Facebook, and Twitter...read more.

 

iParadigm Case Study 

November 9th - 2011

iParadigms, LLC, creators of Turnitin®, iThenticate®, Turnitin for Admissions and WriteCheckTM, is the leader in textual intellectual property protection, and a pioneer of other web-based services for collaborative, online educational support. Founded in 1996 by a group of researchers, teachers, mathematicians and computer scientists from University of California...read more.

 

Accelerating Oracle Databases and Reducing Storage Complexity and Costs. Virident FlashMAX SCM as Primary Storage. 

November 9th - 2011

Virident FlashMAXtm Storage Class Memory (SCM) provides simple and powerful storage solution for applications using Oracle database. Using FlashMAX one can place an entire Oracle database on the high- performance flash memory attached directly to PCIe. Resulting high performance and quality of service allow quicker application deployments with enough headroom for future growth or for unexpected workload spikes...read more.

 

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