A major global financial services company has selected all flash storage platform provider, Violin Memory, to deploy solutions for the second phase of its datacentre build out. As per the deal, Violin Memory will deploy its Flash Storage Platform (FSP) 7300 arrays for the financial services company.
In the first phase, the firm replaced its legacy disk-based arrays with the Violin 6000 All Flash Arrays to provide high throughput for all critical Tier 0 workloads including Oracle databases used to make real-time equity trading recommendations.
In this second phase of the build out, the firm has extended its investment in Violin’s flash storage technology offerings, utilising the Flash Storage Platform, to broaden the performance benefits of flash for Tier 1 primary storage workloads that historically ran on disk.
In this two-phased rollout, the company aims to reap the performance benefits of flash storage across its operations.
Violin Memory CEO, Kevin DeNuccio, said it’s delighted to be selected again as the storage partner of this marquee global firm as they migrate to an all-silicon datacentre.
He claimed a key financial driver that created the customer’s phase-two investment to accelerate the deployment economically, was Violin’s “Pay-as-You-Grow” model, which allows customers to align storage investment with capacity as it is consumed.
Using this model, the customer deployed the FSP 7300 array fully populated with the maximum storage capacity – while allowing them to pay only for the capacity they needed at the time of acquisition.
The program enables customers to upgrade effective capacity quickly and at any time through a process in which Violin activates additional VIMM memory modules already on the array. It also activates new capacity in a non-disruptive way, requiring no changes, no downtime and no interruption of daily operations.
“Financial services create a myriad of applications in which every enterprise resource must respond with no perceptible delay. In this case, the firm’s traders are ‘consuming’ multiple real time feeds of market data and analysing those feeds to make smart, instant trading decisions.
“With the critical need for their analytics to be bulletproof, they have deployed the most reliable and fastest storage underlying their trading and investment decisions, and utilising Violin’s flash storage foundation equates to money in a financial trade,” DeNuccio added.