SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

February 09, 2016 06:00 ET

Migration to All Flash Enterprise Data Center Accelerated With Violin Starter Kits

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 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 the launch of two new Starter Kits that feature Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) 7700, deliver high availability in a single system and enable enterprise data center customers to scale their data center capacity while maintaining high availability. The Scalable Starter Kit enables customers to start their all-flash data center with 70 TB of raw capacity. When more space is needed, additional Violin arrays can be seamlessly added as storage shelves up to a maximum of 1.4 petabytes raw capacity. With the Stretch Cluster Starter Kit, customers can implement the only native all-flash stretch cluster for data protection that ensures comprehensive and automated recovery for all critical applications, business data, and services in case of a catastrophic event. The FSP 7700 is fully-integrated with Violin's Concerto™ OS 7 to deliver enterprise data services, consistent, high performance and management simplicity to create a new class of flash-based solutions for primary storage applications.

Aimed at offering enterprise data center customers an easy and affordable way to add the power of flash while preserving the ability to scale storage as business needs grow, both Starter Kits enable enterprises to immediately take advantage of an all-flash array on a small scale and grow, over time, up to 2+ million IOPS and 1.4 petabytes raw capacity in a single namespace. Additionally, the Stretch Cluster Starter Kit adds the benefit of disaster recovery to deploy an HA solution between two geographically separated sites.

"For enterprises, the move to an all-flash data center is an increasingly attractive and realistic step to not only reduce storage costs and lower power consumption but to do so with accelerated performance, increased efficiencies, and hence improved overall ROI," said Mark Peters, Practice Director and Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Violin's Starter Kits give organizations all the fundamental tools they'll need to take the first steps in making that migration, and Violin is making that transition even easier by providing everything out-of-the-box at reduced cost."

Scalable Starter Kit

This Scalable Starter Kit features the FSP 7700 which can deliver up to 2+ million IOPS of performance with consistent sub-millisecond latency. Users can start with as little as 70 TB of raw capacity; as space is needed, additional Violin arrays can be seamlessly added as storage shelves up to a maximum of 1.4 petabytes raw capacity. Customers also have the option to scale with full data protection for stretch clusters deployed over metropolitan distances.

The Violin Scalable Starter Kit includes:

  • Two Violin FSP 7700 Modular Scalable Array Controllers
  • Two switches
  • Two all-flash arrays with a total 70 TB of raw flash capacity (35 TB per shelf)
  • Violin Concerto OS 7 and Symphony™ Management Software

Stretch Cluster Starter Kit

This Stretch Cluster Starter kit builds upon Violin's comprehensive data protection technology to provide data centers with the ability to survive a catastrophic event without business impact. Violin's integrated stretch cluster technology delivers synchronous mirroring of all selected LUNs across geographically dispersed locations. With support for zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), a Violin FSP 7700 Stretch Cluster can keep your business running.

The Violin Stretch Cluster Starter Kit includes:

  • Two Violin FSP 7700 Modular Scalable Array Controllers
  • Four switches
  • Two all-flash arrays with a total 70 TB of raw flash capacity (35 TB per site)
  • Violin Concerto OS 7 and Symphony Management Software
  • Stretch Cluster License

Violin's FSP 7700 is an enterprise storage solution designed to provide both capacity and performance. The FSP 7700 eliminates issues of complexity and reliability for business continuity by providing robust data services for the enterprise's entire primary data storage needs, managed easily at a granular, group or global level. The features of the FSP 7700 deliver the high performance expected from an all-flash platform and data protection resulting in comprehensive and automated recovery for all critical applications, business data, and services.

All Violin FSP solutions are built upon highly redundant, no-single-point-of-failure hardware platforms, which are integrated with Violin's Concerto OS 7 to provide Enterprise Data Services that offer data efficiency, data scalability, and business continuity.

"With the transformative benefits of flash that include higher performance, greater efficiencies, and reduced overall costs, it's a matter of when, not if, enterprises will start making the migration to an all-flash data center," said Amy Love, CMO of Violin Memory. "It's Violin's goal to make that process as smooth as possible. By providing everything organizations need and bundling it together as a starter kit, it's now easier than ever for enterprises to begin their journey to an all-flash environment."


About Violin Memory

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 virtualized 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 center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential financial, business and other benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using Violin Memory's products and services, including Violin Memory's Starter Kits, the performance and capabilities of Violin Memory's products and services, and Violin Memory's business plans and strategy. 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 third quarter of fiscal year 2016, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at and on the SEC's website at 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.

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