The fastest enterprise storage in the world just got faster!

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 2, 2018 – Violin® Systems LLC today announced the latest addition to the Violin Extreme Performance Storage Platform family, the Violin XVS™ 8, which delivers consistent high performance with low latency and enterprise-class data services, enabling customers to accelerate business-critical workloads while significantly reducing IT infrastructure costs.

The market for solutions that can overcome the demands of traditional and new workloads is quickly growing. Providing more immediate access to information is a proven way to increase revenue, increase customer satisfaction and reduce enterprise storage costs. These extreme performance systems enable data-driven organizations to quickly deploy critical applications that support operations across the enterprise to grow their success and extend their own market leadership. The Violin XVS 8 offers the best combination of extreme storage performance, low total cost of ownership and high return on investment, enabling organizations to improve the operational efficiency needed to meet both current and future business demands.

“Evolving workloads are driving an increasing need for tier 0 performance for relational database as well as next generation, more real-time applications in the big data analytics arena, and these requirements are outrunning the ability of existing architectures to consistently deliver the performance needed at scale,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president of server and storage infrastructure, IDC. “Vendors like Violin Systems are targeting this space with solutions that far outrun the ability of SCSI-based all-flash platforms, but what is interesting about Violin’s new offering is that they combine this class of performance with a full complement of mature, enterprise-class data services that can be selectively applied at the volume level, allowing it to be used to cost-effectively host mixed workloads that include a variety of tier 0 as well as other primary storage environments.”

Among the key new features of the XVS 8:

  • Single Platform with Selectable Efficiencies by LUN – Violin simplifies the customer experience by allowing selectable deduplication and compression per LUN to enable high performance for applications requiring data efficiencies and extreme performance for applications requiring the lowest possible latency.
  • NVMe over Fibre Channel – 32Gb FC ensures performance for bigger workloads, greater scaling and better flexibility in failover configurations with IOPS performance as low as 50 microseconds. In-place software updates enable NVMe over Fabric.
  • Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics – leverages past and present statistics to enable future tuning. Combined with new Augmented Reality mobile application, XVS delivers real-time insight into system performance to ensure workloads metrics are being met.
  • Application Infrastructure Ecosystem Updates – XVS integrates into the Splunk> ecosystem for customers to enjoy filtered call-home alerts into their Splunk> dashboards. Implementation with VMware VASA 3.0 displays storage information within vCenter and allows fine VM-level control directly from vSphere.

Violin’s extreme performance platform enables a dramatic infrastructure cost savings and cost avoidance of 40 percent or more by reducing the number of servers and cores needed. Consolidated hardware in the data center means less power and cooling requirements, less management and a reduced need for the number of software and application licenses. With dramatic improvement in application performance, there is an equally dramatic improvement in the experience of the applications’ end users, resulting in improved customer satisfaction. Combined with Violin’s performance advantages, customers are able to realize dramatic competitive advantages while simultaneously saving money.

“We have a large customer base of top enterprise customers in the world who trust their businesses and most-critical applications to Violin and with our new Violin XVS series, we are better positioned to deliver the extreme performance and unmatched integrated enterprise data services they require,” said Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Violin Systems. “Simply put, there’s no other vendor that can provide the consistent performance, flexibility and reliability for their Tier-0 storage environments than Violin. We meet the demands of data across a variety of applications and reduce the costs associated with the software, hardware, operation and management of these assets to allow customers to profit from their data and maintain a competitive edge. XVS 8 is the beginning of a new era in extreme performance solutions.”

Ideally suited for organizations and industries that demand extreme performance and reliability, including financial services, healthcare, government, education, transportation, and media and entertainment, the Violin XVS 8 is available for purchase through the Violin Systems Partner First Network of Value-Added-Resellers. Additional information is available at

About Violin Systems

Violin provides extreme-performance storage at the price of traditional primary storage to help customers maximize the value of their business-critical data in ways never thought possible. Offering a unique combination of data protection, business continuity and data reduction services with high throughput and low latency, the Violin Flash Storage Platform enables businesses to improve their operational efficiency to meet today’s and tomorrow’s business demands. With immediate access to information needed to achieve higher revenue and increase customer satisfaction, Violin’s uncompromising approach enables data-driven organizations to deploy critical applications that support operations across the enterprise in order to quickly grow their success and extend their market leadership. That’s why Violin is the only company customers depend on when they need to simplify their storage, simplify their data center and simplify their businesses.

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