SOURCE: Violin Memory

Violin Memory

August 23, 2012 08:00 ET

Violin Memory Virtualizes Data Centers at the Speed of Memory

Violin Memory OEMs VMware's Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of one of the world's fastest and most scalable flash Memory Arrays, today announced an OEM agreement with VMware, offering virtualization-in-a-box to enterprise customers. This enables companies to run business critical and big data applications at the speed of memory in virtualized and cloud environments.

By running vSphere® natively on Violin's flash Memory Arrays, customers can put business critical applications directly on Violin's system to get industry leading storage performance without worrying about the configuration or management of traditional storage networks. Faster data transactions enable businesses to make real-time decisions that benefit the company's bottom line.

"Violin has identified the virtualization challenges with disk-based storage infrastructures and set out to eliminate those barriers using flash," said Narayan Venkat, vice president of products for Violin Memory. "By partnering with VMware, we enable our customers to achieve their goal of a fully virtualized data center. This is one of the many steps we've taken to apply the benefits of flash to virtualized environments, and create specialized application acceleration appliances like Virtual Database-in-a-box, Private Cloud-in-a-box and VDI-in-a-box."

According to Parag Patel, vice president of Global Strategic Alliances for VMware, "Embedding industry-leading VMware technology empowers companies such as Violin Memory to increase the value of solutions provided to customers. By partnering with VMware, Violin Memory can deliver fully contained and simplified virtualization solutions based on VMware technology."

VMware embedded OEM partners are provided a simple way to bundle VMware products into their solutions. Working with VMware, Violin Memory is realizing increased control of virtualized deployments, tailored to its specific go-to-market and ongoing post-sales support preferences.

Learn more about Violin's technology by visiting booth #300 at VMworld®, which takes place August 26-30 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Schedule a meeting in advance by clicking here.


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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