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Violin Doubles Capacity of Leading XVS 8 Storage Platform with Performance-Tuned Standard NVMe SSDs

Violin Systems LLC today announced that adoption of the NVMe standard interface into its Extreme Performance Storage Platform is enabling a doubling of capacity of its Violin XVS 8. Combined with Violin's hallmarks of consistent performance and enterprise-class data services, this latest release offers customers a transformative option for ensuring business-critical information remains immediately accessible in order to derive maximum value from it.

With twice the capacity delivered in the same 3U form factor, the NVMe-based XVS provides an industry-leading density-to-performance ratio to significantly improve the operational efficiency of data-driven organizations. By maximizing application performance while significantly reducing IT infrastructure costs, Violin enables organizations to achieve rapid transactions, timely business insights, reduce time to market and speed up sales cycles to achieve higher revenue and increased customer satisfaction.

"Across many industries, there are workloads that will always benefit from lower storage latencies that enable enterprises to increase revenues, service more customers faster, and introduce new types of applications that were just not possible before," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. "With the burgeoning use of artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, and the internet of things, demand for these types of extreme performance systems is growing, and IDC predicts that by 2021 NVMe-based storage systems will be driving over 50 percent of all primary external storage system revenues. Vendors like Violin Systems, whose systems leverage NVMe technology to deliver consistent and predictable low latencies at scale, give customers a proven enterprise-class storage foundation on which to build competitive differentiation."

By enhancing the NVMe standard interface with its proprietary performance-enhancing technologies, Violin ensures compatibility with existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for customers to rip-and-replace in order to meet business demands while still ensuring continuity of operations, data protection, scale and major efficiencies in data storage. Customers can continue to leverage their current storage for less-critical, lighter-performance workloads while deploying Violin for applications requiring consistent, extreme performance for an impactful end-to-end experience.

"We are excited to see Violin innovating without compromising their core values of performance and continuity," said Svetlana Agapova, CIO of VTB Insurance Ltd., a part of SOGAZ Insurance Group, which is the largest insurance group in the Russian market. "Violin storage platforms enable us to save money while maximizing the performance of our business-critical applications."

Violin XVS 8 is ideally suited for organizations and industries that demand extreme performance and reliability, including financial services, healthcare, government, education, transportation, and media and entertainment. Violin's performance storage and advanced software enable consistent extreme performance for OLTP, SQL databases, real-time analytics and others are far too slow to support. Violin's deep and broad set of enterprise services leveraged on standards-based technology is an increasingly attractive alternative to others requiring a major overhaul to implement.

"SONIFI was seeking a cost-effective, high performance storage array for our VMware workloads," said Barry Hyronimus, Director IT Operations at SONIFI Solutions, the leader in innovative guest engagement solutions for the hospitality industry that is serving 500 million travelers in over one million hotel rooms annually. "Violin storage was an easy choice - as they offer consistent sub-millisecond latency and the implementation was a breeze."

"As the pioneer of all-flash arrays and leader in consistent extreme performance, we continue to seek out new ways to innovate," said Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Violin Systems. "Now, with NVMe technology maturing, we have taken standard SSDs and optimized them for consistent performance with Violin's patented vRAID technology and specific tuning while working closely with media technology players."

The NVMe version of the Violin XVS 8 features total usable capacity of up to 151TB, with effective capacity as high as 907TB factoring in Violin's advanced deduplication and compression ratios. Violin XVS 8 is available for purchase through the Violin Systems Partner First Network of Value-Added-Resellers.
Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:54 PM by David Marshall
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