SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Violin Systems®, Inc. (, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued to Violin United States Patent No. 9,513,845. For more information on Violin’s patent history, visit

Memory Module Virtualization

This patent extends Violin’s ability to achieve extreme performance and predictable low latency for flash memory data storage systems. The patent discloses a technique that employs “erase hiding,” which allows flash memory overhead operations, such as garbage collection, to be performed while minimizing the effect of the overhead operations on the response time to read or to write data. Combining erase hiding with vRAID techniques permits memory data storage systems to maintain a high-performance advantage during online system storage capacity expansion.

Ebrahim Abbasi, Violin’s CEO and President, said: “It is very gratifying to announce this important addition to our patent portfolio which illustrates Violin’s continuing tradition of innovation in storage technology.”

About Violin:

Violin, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to enterprises by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform™, powered by Concerto OS™, a fully integrated storage operating system, is the industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: ultra-low latency, affordability, density, scalability and ultra-high performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings.

Founded in 2005, Violin is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit

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