SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

March 03, 2016 11:29 ET

VMware SRM/SRA Certification Allows Customers to Use Site Recovery Manager With Violin Concerto OS 7 Enterprise Management Software

Integration Gives Violin Customers Control Over Business Recovery at the VMware Vsphere Management Level

SANTA CLARA, CA --(Marketwired - March 03, 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 that its Concerto™ OS 7 enterprise management operating system has been certified for VMware's vCenter Server Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Added to the existing Violin vSphere Web Client Plugin, the Violin Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) solution seamlessly integrates Violin's Concerto OS 7 advanced storage management capabilities with VMware vSphere. Violin's SRA is certified VMware Compatible for VMware SRM versions 5.5, 5.8, 6.0, and 6.1.

The Violin SRA for the VMware vCenter Server Site Recovery Manager leverages array-based replication support, enabling enterprise-wide data protection and business continuity. This close integration with VMware technology simplifies the configuration and management of disaster recovery plans, lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) for recovery infrastructure.

The Violin SRA enables enterprises to automate their disaster recovery by utilizing centralized recovery plans. This includes automated site recovery failback as well as migration processes. Recovery solutions can also be tested in a non-disruptive fashion for confidence in the event of a failure or disaster situation. With traditional solutions, restoring business operations from a remote site can be a lengthy and complex manual process. Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) Concerto OS 7 SRA solution, which integrates with VMware's vCenter Server SRM, accelerates and greatly simplifies every aspect of business recovery. 

Violin's FSP has integrated, advanced business continuance capabilities in its Concerto OS 7 operating system which eliminates issues of complexity and the associated risks with reliability.

Solution highlights for Violin's Concerto OS 7 certification with VMware SRM:

  • Reduce recovery time to minutes using automated failover and failback workflows utilizing WAN-optimized replication.
  • Allows detailed recovery policies and plans to be specified on a per data store level across a vSphere cluster.
  • Enables non-disruptive testing to ensure predictable recovery behavior.
  • Perform zero-downtime disaster avoidance and data center migrations.
  • Achieve zero-downtime application mobility by enabling live migration of virtual machines at scale across sites.
  • Stretch cluster support -- leverage Violin Memory solutions that combine synchronous mirroring with array-based clustering in metropolitan distances.

Violin's FSP, powered by Concerto™ OS 7, delivers enterprise data services, consistent high performance, data reduction, and management simplicity to create a new class of flash-based solutions for primary storage applications. Concerto OS 7 enables organizations to overcome primary storage challenges and run all of their applications with increased consolidation ratios, higher availability and lower TCO as compared to legacy disk-, hybrid- or SSD-based solutions.

"Violin's FSP provides organizations an enterprise-class all-flash storage solution ideal for the performance needs of virtualized environments," said Vikas Ratna, vice president of product management at Violin. "While Violin's Concerto OS 7 eliminates many of the headaches associated with storage infrastructure management, we are excited about what the Violin SRA for VMware's vCenter Server SRM certification will mean for our enterprise customers. Among its many benefits, this integration will provide simplicity, accessibility and ease-of-use by bringing business recovery management into a familiar VMware environment. This ensures resilient, protected VMware applications which can enable increased efficiencies, cost-savings and ROI," Ratna concluded.

The Violin SRA for VMware's vCenter Server SRM is now available at no additional cost to customers and can be downloaded at no charge from the Violin Memory Support Portal.

About Violin Memory

Business in a Flash. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage Platforms™. Violin Concerto™ OS 7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin's patented Flash Fabric Architecture™ for cloud, enterprise and virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings while helping customers build the next generation data center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the potential technology, business and financial benefits to customers and others resulting from the use of Violin Memory's products, the potential technology, business and financial benefits to customers and others resulting from the VMware certifications, 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 third quarter of fiscal year 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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