|[January 28, 2014]
SCOR Global Life Turns to Violin Memory to Accelerate Core Business Processes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory,® Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a leader in persistent memory-based
storage solutions, was chosen by SCOR Global Life USA Reinsurance
Company to accelerate its in-house Windows Server and SQL server-based
applications. Using a Violin® 6000 Series Memory Array, SCOR Global Life
was able to increase server performance by an average of four times,
improve staff productivity, as well as provide timely year-end reports
to reduce financial risk and meet compliance regulations. Reports that
once required six full days using hard disk drives took SCOR Global Life
only one day to complete with the Violin solution.
The company's in-house applications previously experienced high disk
latency, in the 20-millisecond range. While typical for spinning disk,
the latency negatively impacted queries, slowing down nightly and yearly
jobs, rendering operational inefficiencies and decreasing overall
productivity. To make matters more critical, SCOR Global Life was making
an acquisition in October, with year-end reports due in November.
Processes needed to be accelerated to meet the compliance regulations of
the accounting department.
"We knew of the performance and latency benefits of flash memory and
that Violin led the market with its arrays, yet the results exceeded our
expectations," said Greg Clinton, vice president of IT at SCOR Global
Life. "We received exceptional and prompt customer service and were
treated like a true partner. We didn't feel like we were just a number
in the system."
To expedite the deployment of the Violin flash memory array, the account
team at Violin shipped the array overnight and installed it the
following morning.�By the end of the same day, SCOR Global Life migrated
application data to the new system and immediately experienced
dramatically improved performance. Some applications saw performance
acceleration of up to 12 times in contrast to the existing disk
solution, and on average an increase of four times.
"Meeting regulatory requirements is more than a benefit-it's the law,"
said Narayan Venkat, vice president of product management at Violin
Memory. "The performance delivered by Violin enabled the completion of
time-critical applications and improved overall business productivity."
Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays are designed to meet the
performance, availability and scalability requirements of the most
demanding database applications. The 6000 Series Memory Arrays:
Deliver more than 1 million IOPS
Scale from 8TiB to 64TiB of memory capacity
Provide I/O access with latency measured in microseconds
Plug into your existing Storage Area Network
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About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory enables businesses to access real-time information by
delivering memory-based storage solutions that close the compute storage
gap. Named by Gartner (News - Alert) Inc. as the market share leader in flash-based
storage systems, Violin Memory brings storage performance in-line with
demanding, high-speed applications, servers and networks at disk
economics. Violin Memory solutions are optimized from the ground up to
leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory, enabling performance
of memory at compelling economics for business-critical applications,
virtualized environments and big data in enterprise data centers.
Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara,
California. For more information, visit�www.vmem.com.
SCOR is organized around two main businesses, SCOR Global P&C (Property
and Casualty reinsurance) and SCOR Global Life (Life reinsurance), plus
an asset management business, SCOR Global Investments. SCOR Global P&C
and SCOR Global Life are leading global reinsurers, executing an
underwriting policy focused on profitability, developing value-added
services and adhering to a cautious financial policy in order to meet
the expectations of their clients in terms of security. Thanks to its
two main business lines, the Group is active throughout the world, which
means it can serve the interests of all its clients as effectively as
possible. The Non-Life and Life sectors, which are entirely
uncorrelated, contribute in equal measure to the Group's success,
providing it with stability and guaranteeing lower volatility. For more
information about SCOR, visit www.scor.com.
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