Pepperl+Fuchs Selects Violin Memory Flash Memory Arrays to Boost Performance of Critical CRM and SCM Applications
MUNICH, GERMANY, Dec 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Violin Memory, provider of a new class of high-performance
flash-based storage systems, has been selected by Pepperl+Fuchs, one
of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic sensors and the
world leader for intrinsic safety and explosion protection
technology, to enhance the performance of mission-critical
applications, and consolidate applications and databases onto one
Pepperl+Fuchs previously ran applications and databases on legacy
disk-based storage systems and experienced growing performance issues
as the business expanded. The organization reviewed its server and
storage options for a new infrastructure. In addition to optimized
application performance and scalability, Pepperl+Fuchs needed a
solution to update its database to Oracle 11g R2.
Pepperl+Fuchs worked with partner Christie Data Products to carry out
a 'proof of concept' with Violin Memory and found that the Violin
Flash Memory Array was the best fit regarding the price versus
performance ratio, even without database or application tuning.
"Current disk media is made up of legacy technology with moving parts
and spinning platters. Pepperl+Fuchs was unable to keep up with
demanding multi-tenanted workloads, which resulted in slow response
times and low throughput, and ultimately lost productivity and
revenue," said Garry Veale, managing director of Violin Memory EMEA.
"Violin Flash Memory Arrays eliminate I/O limitations from the
application by reading and writing data blocks within microsecond
latency. Pepperl+Fuchs is now able to accelerate applications to
their full potential, significantly improving productivity."
"The combination of low latency, high IOPS and high throughput made
Violin Flash Memory Arrays a perfect fit for all workloads including
the mixed performance requirements of our newly consolidated
infrastructure," said Helmut Eckstein, manager for global IT/SIS of
Pepperl+Fuchs. "Additionally, application consolidation and improved
efficiency reduced our total infrastructure costs even further."
Pepperl+Fuchs is running Siebel CRM, WITRON Supply Chain Management
and other critical Oracle databases on Violin Memory systems. Since
implementation, the company has increased its business agility,
lowered operational costs, and is prepared to efficiently address
changes in the business environment. By removing resource limits
imposed by legacy disk storage systems, Pepperl+Fuchs now has greater
protection against saturation points and resulting consequences such
as missed SLAs and system unavailability.
"This is a fast and stable system. Since installation, we haven't
experienced any disruption to service and performance is still
unbelievable," said Eckstein.
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About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of
high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to
bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications,
servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically
designed at each level of the system architecture starting with
memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent
capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance
requirements of business critical applications, virtualized
environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers.
Specifically designed for sustained performance with high
reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of
terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded
in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
For more information about Violin Memory products, visit
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