SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced an innovative vision for the future of the Violin Flash Storage Platform™ (FSP). Violin has continued to innovate since pioneering all flash storage for enterprise data centers ten years ago. This manifests as the new FSP 7650 and 7450 all flash arrays that leverage the industry's only all flash storage platform that includes a full suite of tightly integrated data services, across all arrays, in a single native operating system, giving Violin Memory industry leadership in the combination of ultra-low latency, affordability, density, scalability, and performance, which were unveiled earlier today. Today, Violin also announces its vision that will incorporate new technologies and introduce new products to further lower latency, enhance data mobility, and facilitate cloud integration.
This new Violin vision includes:
- Further lowering the ultra-low latency of FSP all flash storage below the current, industry leading 200-microsecond consistent latency of the new FSP 7650 solutions.
- Enhancing data mobility beyond the capabilities of FSP Stretch Cluster that now enables business continuance (BC) with zero recovery point objectives (RPO) and zero recovery time objectives (RTO).
- Facilitating private, hybrid, and public cloud all flash storage integration with Concerto in the Cloud software products running in cloud environments and controlled on premise with Symphony and Concerto FSP software.
"Violin's forward thinking design from inception enables, for example, the Flash Storage Platform all flash storage arrays to adapt seamlessly to meet the requirements of tomorrow," said Tim Stoakes, Violin Memory's Chief Architect. "This allows performance-sensitive databases and applications to take advantage of the lower latency of on-premise FSP solutions while other workloads can leverage the lower cost of public cloud storage."
Data Mobility with Concerto in the Cloud
Violin's vision for enhancing the data mobility of FSP solutions includes a potential future software defined storage (SDS) product -- Concerto in the Cloud -- that could deliver a virtualized instance of the Violin Concerto OS that could be deployed in private, hybrid, or public cloud environments. This could allow more data mobility options to support cloud-based applications such as backup, archive, or testing/development. It might also integrate with legacy storage in the cloud or enable a lower tier of storage than FSP solutions alone. Violin Symphony will enable Single Pane of Glass (SPOG) management, across FSP and private, hybrid or public cloud solutions.
Lower Latency with NVMe Over Fabric (NVMf)
Violin's vision for further lowering the latency of FSP solutions includes future support for the new NVM Express (NVMe) and NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMf) technologies and standards. The Violin Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) provides custom connections between Violin Inline Memory Modules (VIMMs) and other modules incorporated within FSP solutions and could facilitate supporting NVMe within FSPs and NVMf between them. The new FSP 7650 support a minimum latency of 150 microseconds, but NVMf could allow further reductions in latency.
Additional information about this future vision is available by watching Violin Memory's Product Launch.
About Violin Memory, Inc.
Be Instrumental. Violin Memory, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to their company by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform™, powered by Concerto OS™, a fully integrated storage operating system, is the industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: low latency, affordability, density, scalability and performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. 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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Forward Looking Statements
This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the following: There are a significant number of risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory's business performance and financial results, including those set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Violin Memory's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at investor.violin-memory.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on information available to Violin Memory as of the date hereof, and Violin Memory does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.