SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18, 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. 9,465,756. For more information on Violin’s patent history, visit

Configurable Interconnection System

This patent adds further robustness and resiliency to Violin’s industry first 4-way active-active RAID controller system by providing a method of connecting the custom flash modules together in a dynamic tree. This is superior to using classic design using switches, which are single points of failure and performance bottlenecks. The system can thus dynamically route requests around module failures, and operate when partially populated, all in a zero-downtime fashion.

“As a debt-free company and with a strong financial foundation, Violin now focuses on disruptive innovation in the pursuit of servicing our customers as they continue to deploy our market leading products,” said Pat Balakrishnan, Violin’s Vice President of Software Development.

About Violin®:

Violin®, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to their company 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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