SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

October 24, 2016 20:00 ET

Violin Memory Continues to Extend Support for Enterprise Cloud Environments with Mirantis OpenStack

Latest Release Enables Mirantis Users to Take Advantage of Industry Leading Flash Storage Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - October 24, 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 availability of a Block Storage (Cinder) driver supporting the Liberty release of the Mirantis distribution of the OpenStack Platform.

This driver release demonstrates that the Violin Flash Storage Platform (FSP), which offers an industry leading combination of low-latency, affordability, density, scalability, and performance, is supported under the Liberty release of the Mirantis OpenStack distribution. Violin's Concerto™ OS 7 operating system integrates with the Liberty release of OpenStack to deliver expanded flash storage performance, tightly integrated data services and management simplicity.

With the Liberty release of the OpenStack Cinder driver, Violin is also announcing support for Consistency Groups. Consistency Groups take advantage of the advanced features of the FSP to enable greater levels of data protection as well as remote replication. With this new functionality, users are now able to take snapshots of multiple volumes which are in a single consistency group at the same point-in-time to ensure data consistency.

The Liberty driver release also supports Violin LUN encryption technology. Violin's software based LUN encryption can be turned on or off on a per LUN basis and is supported across all supported LUN types, including thick, thin and deduplication LUNs. Violin FSP arrays take advantage of software based encryption to maintain keys off of the array, which can offer better data protection than hardware encryption.

As a leading OpenStack distribution, the Mirantis platform has become a key platform on which many businesses have built private and hybrid cloud computing environments to 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 Liberty 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.

"Violin is committed to our growing customer base of cloud service providers and enterprises deploying private and hybrid clouds," said Sudhir Prasad, Senior Director, Product Management. "This release allows customers to seamlessly take advantage of the high performance and low latency of the Flash Storage Platform."


  • Read Demartek's Benchmark Performance Testing of Violin's Flash Storage Platform to learn how a single FSP can do the work of multiple storage arrays.
  • Watch Violin Memory's recent product launch, where the company re-establishes industry leadership with the only all flash storage array that offers a full suite of tightly integrated data services, across all platforms, in a single, native operating system providing the number one combination of low latency, affordability, density, scalability and performance.
  • Read a case study on Ferrellgas, the nation's premier retail propane provider, that leveraged Violin's Flash Storage Platform for high performance storage for growing numbers of critical applications.
  • Read Why AFA Architecture Matters as Enterprises Pursue Dense Mixed Workload Consolidation, sponsored by Violin Memory and written by Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC's Storage Practice.
  • Learn about Flash Storage Technologies: visit Violin's resource library and watch Technology Video Series.
  • Learn about Flash Solutions: visit Violin's portfolio of flash-based solutions.
  • Stay up to date on all things Flash: Follow Violin's blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Be Instrumental. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling IT to Be Instrumental in organizations in such ways as unlocking the power of data and creating economic advantage. The consistent high-throughput and predictable low latency showcased by the Flash Storage Platform™ is combined with Concerto™ OS 7, a fully integrated storage operating system that enables complete data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services. Violin Memory's innovative single storage platform solution delivers transformative performance for cloud, enterprise, virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. The Violin Flash Storage Platform is designed to consolidate high performance and primary storage workloads onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, while achieving substantive CAPEX and OPEX savings. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

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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, and the performance and capabilities of, Violin Memory's products and services, the potential benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using, and the performance and capabilities of, OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) and 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 period ended July 31, 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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