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Violin Memory

July 13, 2010 08:00 ET

Violin Memory Receives Microsoft WHQL Certification

Industry-First Flash Memory Array to Obtain Storport Driver Certification

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable memory arrays, today announced that the Microsoft Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL) has certified Violin Memory's 3200 Series Memory Array, the first such certification issued for a Flash Memory Array. The Microsoft WHQL qualification indicates that the Violin Memory 3200 has met the standards of Microsoft and that the product has been designed to work with the Windows operating system.

"In today's dynamic data center, IT managers need the flexibility and confidence to deploy third generation Flash Memory Arrays that enable dramatic application acceleration on Microsoft-based platforms," said Kevin Rowett, vice president of engineering at Violin Memory. "By meeting the rigorous interoperability standards required for Microsoft WHQL certification, we have demonstrated that the 3200 Series Memory Arrays can unlock the true power of today's server platforms."

The Violin 3200 is a redundant, modular 3U memory array that scales to 10 terabytes (TB) SLC NAND Flash and provides the industry's best price for performance attributes. It is the first in the Violin 3000 series of Memory Arrays that scale to more than 140TB in a rack with performance of over 2 million IOPS. The enterprise-grade Violin 3200 includes hardware-based flash RAID across hot-swappable memory modules to provide robust data protection and spike free latency of less than 100 microseconds. Unlike other SSD limited solutions, Violin Memory offers:

  • Sustained performance 7 x 24 x 365
  • "Spike free" latency for real application acceleration
  • "Fail in place" and hot swap capability -- a first for solid state offerings

"With our recent TPC-E Benchmark Blade World Record based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and now our WHQL Certification, customers should feel confident about seeing the application performance acceleration and data center space, power and server compression that is truly possible with a third generation Flash Memory Array," said Don Basile, CEO for Violin Memory.

About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of enterprise solid state systems, with memory arrays that accelerate business critical applications and enable companies to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructure. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability and serviceability, Violin's flash-based appliances scale to tens of terabytes of capacity, millions of IOPS per second, with a low and spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information on Violin Memory products, visit