August 20, 2014

Violin Memory Announces Deduplication and Compression on Concerto 2200

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 20 — Violin Memory, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, announced immediate worldwide availability of its data deduplication and compression capabilities on the Concerto 2200 solution. This announcement extends the Company’s industry-leading set of enterprise data services for all-flash array solutions with significant data reduction capabilities.

Inline deduplication and compression on the Concerto 2200 solution gives customers maximum storage efficiency, with deduplication rates commonly between 6:1 and 10:1. Delivering up to 672 TB of usable storage at a data reduction rate of 6:1, the Concerto 2200 solution is focused on mixed and multiple workload environments and gives customers granular control at the file, share, and share group level.

“Granular, inline deduplication and compression are powerful tools for customers to maximize storage efficiency while optimizing performance at the application level,” said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP of Alliances at Violin Memory. “We see competitors who offer ‘always on’ deduplication and compression, but we know that, depending on the customers’ workloads, performance may suffer as a result of the ‘always on’ approach.”

The Concerto 2200 solution delivers granular inline deduplication and compression with NFS ingest capabilities and is initially targeted at Virtual Desktop (VDI) and Virtual Server (VSI) infrastructure.

“Violin Memory’s new Concerto 2200 array update with inline deduplication capabilities bring value to customers with performance and capacity improvements for workload demands. Combining the tier one all-flash array performance with features for scalable virtualization implementations, Violin has a solution for enterprises to improve their economics,” said Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist for the Evaluator Group.

The Concerto 2200 dashboard provides critical information on data reduction rates so that customers can see the effective rate of deduplication on their workload and use that information to remove the shares from deduplication, or add additional similar workloads that will benefit from data reduction.

The Concerto 2200 solution consists of two high availability (HA) appliances that deduplicate and compress shares, share groups or files from NFS and write the data to LUNs on either a Violin 6000 or 7000 series All Flash Array. The LUNs being serviced can all be on one array, or scaled across up to four arrays, depending on customer requirements. With 6:1 data reduction, the Concerto 2200 solution is capable of storing 672 TB of data or enough data for 2,500 persistent desktops in a VDI deployment at a street cost of approximately $1.81/GB or $75/desktop.

Violin data reduction services for NFS environments on the Concerto 2200 solution are available now. Deduplication and compression for block storage are expected to follow in early 2015.

Violin’s new Concerto 2200 solution, “pay-as-you-grow” 6100 and 6200 offerings, and Windows Flash Array solutions will be featured at:

  • VMworld USA 2014, being held August 24 – 27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth # 2305
  • Oracle OpenWorld, being held September 28 – October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth #307
  • VMworld Barcelona, being held October 13 – 17 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, North Hall 8,Barcelona, Spain