SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

March 17, 2016 06:00 ET

Major Turkish Corporations Implement Flash Storage to Manage Mission-Critical Data

Tara Sistem and Violin Memory Address Increasing Performance Requirements

ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, announced that its All Flash Arrays (AFAs) were adopted at an unprecedented pace in the Turkish marketplace in 2015. With robust IT spending and accelerating implementations of transformational technologies across the country, the rapid growth appears likely to continue into 2016.

Violin reseller Tara Sistem experienced this rapid growth first hand, benefiting from a 10-fold increase in the sales of Violin All-Flash products in 2015, compared to the previous year.

"This growth was fuelled, in part, by the successful sale and integration of Violin All-Flash Arrays into several major national companies, including government-owned Halkbank; Migros, the second-largest retailer in Turkey; and Turkish Airlines, the sixth-largest airline in Europe. What's more, Acibadem Hospitals Group, one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, is also using Violin for its core application," said Aybars Gumus, general manager at Tara Sistem. "Turkish companies clearly see the benefits of going all-flash. Tara Sistem customers have seen Oracle database performance improvements of more than 60 percent after implementing Violin AFAs. Depending on application and data type, the performance increases brought about by the integration of Violin All-Flash Arrays in the Turkish market have reached as much as 600 percent."

The upsurge of Violin AFAs in Turkey is largely attributed to rapidly evolving storage performance requirements, which have rendered many legacy storage architectures inadequate or obsolete. As a result, leading financial, retail and transportation organizations are increasingly turning to AFAs to address their growing data challenges.

The rising demand for AFAs is congruent with predictions by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spending in Turkey was primed to cross the $27 billion mark. This rapid growth is attributed to Turkish organizations' increasing investments in cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data, cloud, social business and mobility. IDC forecast that Turkish organizations would make further investments in the data-center space as well as in mission-critical hyperscale servers, which are predicted to be game-changers for organizations from late 2015 into 2016. The accelerating adoption of these data-intensive technologies has elicited greater demand for next-generation storage technologies such as flash that offer the high-performance, speed and efficiency necessary to accommodate their needs.

"Many Turkish customers have experienced significant growth throughout 2015 and have thus invested heavily in data-driven technologies such as cloud, Big Data and mobility that place heavy performance demands on spinning disk and SSD-based storage architectures," Gumus continued. "What's more, the way in which customers access and use data is also changing rapidly. Servicing this kind of growth often requires a re-evaluation of backend storage architectures, and many organizations have found that All-Flash Arrays, with their vastly superior performance, reliability and speed, can better meet these elevated demands. We regard Violin AFAs as the best in the industry, and looking ahead, this makes Violin the right partner to help us take advantage of the enormous market opportunity for high-quality All-Flash solutions in the year ahead."

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Business in a flash. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in all-flash arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage Platforms. Violin Concerto OS 7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin's patented Flash Fabric Architecture for cloud, enterprise and virtualised business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough capex and opex savings while helping customers build the next-generation data centre. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and all-flash arrays enhance business agility while revolutionising data centre economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit Violin Memory at www.violin-memory.com and follow us on Twitter @ViolinMemory.

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