SOURCE: Violin Memory

Violin Memory

August 13, 2012 15:00 ET

Violin Memory Introduces Data Management at the Speed of Memory

Violin and Symantec Deliver Flash-Optimized Data Management Capabilities for Highly Virtualized Environments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of one of the world's fastest and most scalable flash Memory Arrays, today announced a suite of data management capabilities for its all-flash Memory Arrays, offering enterprises a tier 1 storage solution that requires no compromises between speed, scale, reliability and cost. During the past nine months, Violin has been collaborating with Symantec, a leader in information protection and availability solutions, to build flash-optimized software including snapshots, cloning, deduplication, replication and thin provisioning into Violin's product portfolio. 

"Violin is at the forefront of offering tier 1 storage that is built from the ground up," said Narayan Venkat, vice president of products for Violin Memory. "We have been delivering storage at the speed of memory with disk array prices, and now, we've partnered with Symantec to build a comprehensive flash-optimized data management suite that extends the benefits of speed and scale to data protection, disaster avoidance and storage efficiency."

As companies consolidate their data centers through increased levels of virtualization -- whether it's to scale virtual desktop infrastructures or virtualize business critical apps -- they are constrained by legacy storage infrastructures that force them to choose between storage performance, economics and data protection. Violin's flash Memory Arrays with built-in data management capabilities from Symantec allow businesses to move beyond the typical 40-50 percent virtualized infrastructure to 70-80 percent. End users can now put business critical applications on virtual machines without sacrificing IOPS, latency, economics, data protection and reliability.

"Symantec has been delivering data management and replication solutions for over a decade," said Don Angspatt, vice president of product management, Storage and Availability Management Group for Symantec Corp. "The opportunity to work with Violin, a leader in flash storage arrays, was exciting, and the effort to optimize our technologies over the last year will provide enterprises a unique solution that will further enable the consolidation and virtualization of their data centers." 

According to Gerrit Schutte, a long-time Violin proponent and the senior vice president and CIO for ConAgra Foods, "Given Symantec's proven abilities to back up and replicate data at significant scale and speed, this expanded relationship with Violin Memory goes a long way toward making a compelling case for large enterprise clients to seriously consider use of both vendors."

Gartner's Research Vice President Joseph Unsworth agrees, "Business critical applications, virtualization and big data analytics all require performance scalability driven by improved end user experiences or the need to transact faster for real-time decision-making. However, when customers sought economic, reliability or scalability aspects from solutions, they have often been incomplete and ultimately come at the expense of the business. Getting performance scaling and data protection in an economical offering is a necessity."

To learn more about Violin's new offering, visit booth #300 (Violin) and booth #909 (Symantec) at VMworld which takes place August 26-30 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.


About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of flash memory storage in the enterprise data center. Violin Memory Arrays deliver storage at the speed of memory, accelerating business critical applications and enabling fully virtualized and optimized IT infrastructures. Designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin flash Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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