Solutions built on Concerto OS 7 with inline de-duplication engine deliver all-flash storage system at a cost lower than disk

SINGAPORE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a leading provider and pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage arrays, announced worldwide availability of the Flash Storage Platform™ (FSP), including the new 7300 and 7700 all flash arrays, Concerto™ OS 7, and Symphony™ 3 simple management control. The Flash Storage Platform is the first all-flash storage system designed to run all primary storage and active workloads below the cost of traditional disk. The Flash Storage Platform achieves the ultimate consolidation and simplification of next generation data centre workloads by delivering the highest performance storage at the lowest Capex and Opex possible today.

"The Flash Storage Platform is a game changer for our customers and the industry as it creates the tipping point for enterprises to capture the promise of flash for all primary storage workloads, and to migrate and refresh disk storage to all-flash cost effectively. At the same time, customers gain 10X performance improvements for most applications. These performance improvements deliver efficiencies that can completely change the competitive dynamics of most industries by removing the latency and bottlenecks created in the data center by legacy disk," said Kevin DeNuccio, CEO at Violin Memory.

"The Flash Storage Platform delivers the performance of flash, and enterprise-grade data services, including user selectable block-level, inline de-duplication and compression at end-user costs that compete with traditional disk array prices on a single, simple, powerful platform," DeNuccio concluded.

At the heart of this engineering achievement is Concerto OS 7. It combines Violin’s system-level flash management and control, block-level de-duplication and compression data efficiency engine, and one of the broadest sets of data management, protection, and recovery services, into a single, integrated operating system. All the power of Concerto OS 7 is managed by the user through Symphony 3, delivering the ultimate flexibility and granular control on a per workload, application or LUN level of all features with the most elegant, and simple, single pane of glass storage management solution in the industry.

"The explosive growth of data has had a significant impact on how organisations in Australia store and manage data. In a fast-paced environment, everyone demands data fast, in real-time without any downtime. For the first time, customers here no longer need complex solutions with multiple components running different software environments and fragmented feature sets. With Concerto OS 7 as the foundation for the Flash Storage Platform, data protection, data reduction, performance, and scalability for the vast majority of primary storage needs are met in a single enclosure running a single operating system managed through a single pane of glass," said Ross Lynch, Violin’s Director for ANZ.

The 7300 and 7700 Flash Storage Platform designs reduce the effective cost-per-gigabyte by more than 75 percent over Violin’s prior generation of arrays, and are more than 25 percent lower in cost-per-gigabyte than the competition. For large deployments the system delivers all-flash storage for as low as $1.50 effective cost-per-gigabyte, making it possible for the first time, to upgrade all primary storage to all-flash, opening up the roughly $15B primary storage market to all-flash based solutions.

The Flash Storage Platform’s fourth generation Flash Fabric Architecture™ (FFA) sets new and unprecedented levels of performance, scale and density. The capacity of the 7300 FSP is 217TB effective in a three rack unit space, while the Violin 7700 FSP six-shelf configuration exceeds 1.3 petabytes effective, delivering an industry-record scale and density of 2.2 petabytes effective in a rack. Each shelf or array delivers sustained performance that can achieve 1 million IOPS at sub-millisecond latencies.

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APAC:

"We are excited to enhance our Toshiba Total Storage Platform portfolio with Violin Memory’s new 7300/7300E Flash Storage Platforms series, which utilize Toshiba’s state-of-the-art NAND technology, and augment its comprehensive data service capabilities with the sophisticated inline deduplication and compression functions. We will continue to strengthen our relationship with Violin Memory to deliver flash memory solution to the market."

Toshiba Corporation
Cloud & Solutions Company
Koichi Kagawa, General Manager

"While the adoption of all flash arrays is widely apparent to enterprise users, they remain concerned about the stability of software for services like data protection and data migration tacked onto these systems. Because data service and protection software is embedded at the kernel level, the Violin Flash Storage Platform eliminates this concern, ensuring end users an easy upgrade path and simplified management."

IDC
Eric Burgener, Storage Research Director

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Business in a Flash. Violin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low cost management of critical business information and applications. Violin’s All Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings for building the next generation data center. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture™ (FFA) speeds data delivery with chip-to-chassis data protection, data efficiency and performance optimization that achieves lower consistent latency and cost per transaction for Cloud, Enterprise and Virtualized mission-critical applications. Violin’s Flash Storage Platforms, All Flash Arrays and Appliances, enhance agility and mobility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/violinmemory

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