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Violin to bring deduplication, replication, other tools to all-flash storage arrays

Stephen Lawson | Aug. 14, 2012
Violin Memory plans to add deduplication, thin provisioning, snapshots and other features in a software update for its all-flash storage arrays, in a bid to match some key features that enterprises are used to getting in disk-based platforms.

"As some of the costs have come down, it's finding more broad use cases," Janukowicz said.

IT departments that are looking at flash arrays as an alternative to disk-based systems will tend to demand the kinds of data management features and high availability they are used to, he said. The features Violin is adding should help it meet that bar.

Privately held Violin, based in Mountain View, California, was founded in 2005 and shipped its first product in 2009. Its 6000 array is sold by Hewlett-Packard under the name VMA (Violin Memory Array). Violin claims just over 300 customers, focused on large enterprises.



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