Data Center Links: Violin Memory, Joyent, Symantec

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Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Violin Memory launches data management for flash arrays.  Violin Memory announced a suite of data management capabilities for its all-flash Memory Arrays, offering enterprises a tier 1 storage solution that requires no compromises between speed, scale, reliability and cost. In partnership with Symantec, Violin collaborated to build flash-optimized software including snapshots, cloning, deduplication, replication and thin provisioning into Violin’s product portfolio. rrays with built-in data management capabilities from Symantec allow businesses to move beyond the typical 40-50 percent virtualized infrastructure to 70-80 percent. End users can now put business critical applications on virtual machines without sacrificing IOPS, latency, economics, data protection and reliability. “Violin is at the forefront of offering tier 1 storage that is built from the ground up,” said Narayan Venkat, vice president of products for Violin Memory. “We have been delivering storage at the speed of memory with disk array prices, and now, we’ve partnered with Symantec to build a comprehensive flash-optimized data management suite that extends the benefits of speed and scale to data protection, disaster avoidance and storage efficiency.” Violin Memory also announced that the company is a founding partner of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium, and exclusive data storage provider for the 68,500 seat stadium.

Joyent selected by Sleepy Giant.  Joyent announced that Sleepy Giant, a games-as-a-service provider for game developers and publishers on all digital platforms, has selected Joyent Cloud as its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. Looking for the flexibility to scale up or down quickly, ability to deliver a seamless user experience, and a reliable support team, Sleepy Giant selected Joyent’s unique technology solutions. “Conventional cloud infrastructures are not designed to handle the surging usage spikes common to online video game applications,” said David Lee, cofounder, Sleepy Giant. “We needed a cloud provider who could manage these service spikes while ensuring service performance – especially response times – without sacrificing the user experience. Joyent is backed by an excellent team of cloud infrastructure specialists who recommended architectural options and software tools that gave us the ability to be more efficient and focus on our actual game application needs.”

Symantec makes Hadoop Enterprise ready.  Symantec (SYMC) announced an add-on solution for Symantec’s Cluster File System that enables customers to run Big Data analytics on their existing infrastructure by making it highly available and manageable. By working closely with Hortonworks, the new Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop offering provides a scalable, resilient data management solution for handling Big Data workloads to help make Apache Hadoop ready for enterprise deployment. “Customers can’t afford to let the challenges of implementing Big Data translate into management challenges within the infrastructure they’ve worked so hard to build,” said Don Angspatt, vice president of product management, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec Corp. “Our Enterprise Solution for Hadoop helps connect Hadoop’s business analytics to the existing storage environment while addressing key challenges of server sprawl and high availability for critical applications. It’s now entirely possible to get the Big Data solution you want from the infrastructure you’ve got.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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