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Leading ERP and CRM Provider Expands Cloud and SaaS Development Operations With the Violin Memory 7300 Flash Storage Platform

Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced another key win for its 7300 Flash Storage Platform (FSP) in the rapidly growing fields of cloud storage and Software as a Service (SaaS).The FSP is the ultimate enterprise storage solution for the consolidation and simplification of next-generation data center workloads, delivering continuous data protection and the highest-performance storage at the lowest CAPEX and OPEX possible today.

The number and density of cloud-based workloads running on virtual machines are both forecast to grow at double-digit rates, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2013-2018. According to the report, total workloads will increase at a 33 percent CAGR over the next several years, and the density of workloads, driven by efficiencies in virtual machine utilization, will grow at close to a 15 percent rate.

For that to happen, flash storage platforms are a virtual necessity. Removing the I/O bottleneck requires the performance of a hardware platform architected for zero downtime and a unified software stack providing data efficiency, data protection and storage resource management tools essential to supporting active workloads in primary storage environments. A concrete example of this larger trend is this latest win for the Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform.

"This latest win with an existing Violin Memory customer is the third step in their journey toward an all-silicon data center," said Said Ouissal, SVP of worldwide field operations at Violin. "We are gratified that they have returned to us for product, services and support as they implement the next phase of their vision."

The customer is a leading supplier of cloud and SaaS-based ERP and CRM resources, and they maintain a very active development program to tune and optimize their offerings for their rapidly growing customer list. The Violin 7300 has been tasked to support software build and QA functions before updates are released to their production environments.

"The dev ops environment at this customer is write-intensive and takes full advantage of the consistent low latencies afforded by the 7300 FSP Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA). Our architecture reaches deep into the capabilities of flash technology at the chip level. We don't use SSD's," said Mike Owen, VP western region sales at Violin. "It is also the second time this particular account has taken advantage of our 'Pay As You Grow' offering, which lets them forward position additional flash capacity and upgrade without disruption, as their needs grow. It was a good fit."

"Mission-critical IT functions like dev ops in the biggest companies around the world can and do realize the value of moving to flash today as they evolve toward the all-silicon data center, and they do it without sacrificing the ability to scale to meet future requirements," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer, Violin Memory. "In today's dynamic global business environment, our Flash Storage Platform is increasingly the enterprise flash solution of choice."

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:32 AM by David Marshall
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