SOURCE: Violin Memory

April 17, 2008 10:35 ET

Violin Memory Qualifies 1010 Memory Appliance With FalconStor® NSS for High Performance Data Storage Applications

Virtualized Data Storage and Protection Software to Be Accelerated by Tier-Ø Memory Appliances

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Violin Memory, Inc., a provider of the world's fastest and most scalable memory appliances, today announced it has successfully tested the Violin 1010 memory appliance with the FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) from FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC). The Violin 1010 memory appliance and the FalconStor NSS can be integrated within a solution to meet the high performance, virtualized data storage demands of enterprise data centers.

The Violin 1010 memory appliance supports up to 1/2TB of DRAM in 2U and significantly reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Tier-Ø memory in the data center by offering industry-leading scalability, performance and reduced power. The memory appliance features low latency and IOPS that are 1000X faster than hard disk and 50X faster than Flash SSDs. As a result, applications can be accelerated by a factor of 10 - 100X.

FalconStor provides industry-leading software that can be configured to solve the data storage and data protection challenges facing specific application environments. Built on a TOTALLY open network storage solution platform, the FalconStor NSS delivers high performance inline storage virtualization with a wide range of data protection features.

Combining these two technologies and products, enterprise data centers can benefit from the industry's most scalable data deduplication, storage caching and Tier-Ø solutions. Tier-Ø is the natural extension of tiered storage and provides orders of magnitude lower latency and higher IOPS than disk-based storage systems.

"Violin's memory appliance offers unparalleled speed, scalability and a compelling combination of price and performance, which can be leveraged with the advanced storage services and the Fibre Channel and InfiniBand protocols of the FalconStor NSS," said Bernie Wu, FalconStor vice president of business development. "Working together, FalconStor and Violin can enable a wide-range of high performance, low latency storage I/O intensive applications that were previously unaffordable."

A High Availability (HA) configuration of two FalconStor appliances cross-connected with two or more Violin Memory 1010 Appliances is available. This HA configuration supports:

--  Over 2.6 GByte/s bandwidth
--  SAN (Fiber Channel) & NAS capabilities
--  Fault tolerance
--  Storage services including caching, deduplication and continuous data

"There is another important aspect to this announcement," noted Greg Kenepp, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Violin. "By partnering with Violin, FalconStor VARs will be able to offer a compelling addition to their solution portfolios for a wide range of high performance storage applications."

Violin and FalconStor have completed extensive system integration and testing in order to certify the high performance storage solution. FalconStor's products and services are delivered through an extensive network of partners, many of whom are industry leaders.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc. provides the world's fastest and most scalable memory appliances that dramatically accelerate large dataset applications demanding very high IOPS or low latency. With support for DRAM and Flash, Violin Memory's Tier-Ø memory appliances provide significant power and space savings and extreme data reliability. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. For more information on Violin Memory products, visit

FalconStor is a registered trademark of FalconStor Software, Inc.

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