SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

December 08, 2015 06:00 ET

OpenStack Certification Allows Private and Public Cloud Infrastructures to Utilize Violin Flash Storage Platform

Enterprises and Service Providers Reap the Benefits of Flash Storage Performance for Cloud Services

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - December 08, 2015) - 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 general availability of a driver supporting OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) that will give enterprise businesses and service providers the ability to leverage Violin's Flash Storage Platform™ (FSP) in private and public cloud computing environments.

The Cinder driver supports the OpenStack Juno release for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and integrates with Violin's Concerto™ OS 7 operating system designed to deliver expanded flash storage performance and management simplicity for customers deploying cloud services on an OpenStack platform.

Violin also announces certification with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. This certification ensures that Violin's FSP has been tested and is supported for use with this commercial distribution to provide consistent performance and compatibility.

"To help customers get the most out of their OpenStack and hybrid cloud deployments, Red Hat works closely with technology companies like Violin Memory that provide powerful and complementary solutions. We are pleased that through this certification, customers can deploy their Flash Storage Platform as part of their OpenStack infrastructure with confidence," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat.

OpenStack has rapidly become a leading platform on which to build private and public cloud computing environments that support Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Cinder is the infrastructure service for managing block-based storage in the OpenStack framework. Violin's Cinder Driver for Concerto OS 7 integrates directly with OpenStack-based private and public clouds via its sophisticated REST API, delivering a highly agile platform that supports developer operations, with support for all required OpenStack Juno Cinder APIs. The driver comes with every Flash Storage Platform at no additional cost and is fully documented to simplify deployment, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

"Being compatible with OpenStack and Red Hat is key to servicing and supporting our growing customer base of cloud service providers and enterprises deploying private clouds," said Sudhir Prasad, senior director, product management at Violin Memory. "With a driver that supports the defacto standard OpenStack platform, cloud service providers can leverage the high-performance capabilities of Violin's Flash Storage Platform and Concerto OS 7 in their environments."

Violin Memory plans to certify its Cinder driver with OpenStack distributions and continue its contributions to the community within the upstream OpenStack Liberty code base.


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 benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using Violin Memory's products and services, the potential benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder), the potential benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using Linux OpenStack Platform, the performance and capabilities of Violin Memory's products and services, the performance and capabilities of OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder), the performance and capabilities of Linux OpenStack Platform, Violin Memory's plans to certify its Cinder driver with OpenStack distributions, 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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