Company’s Flash Storage Platform Provides Extreme Performance for Mission-Critical Applications ‘Without Breaking a Sweat’

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2018– Violin® Systems LLC, the leading provider of extreme-performance enterprise storage, announced today that its Violin Flash Storage Platform™ 7650 has been named an Editor’s Choice by based on its extreme performance and consistent low latency achieved during the publication’s extensive application benchmark testing.

StorageReview offers in-depth news coverage and detailed reviews with an emphasis on enterprise hardware, including arrays, hard drives, SSDs, NAS and other storage hardware. The June 27 review by StorageReview Enterprise Lab features an in-depth look at the Violin FSP 7650, concluding by saying that it “hits all the marks we were looking for, including a price point that is much more aggressive than expected.” Among the review criteria were performance benchmarks for enterprise application workloads on analytical tests such as SQL Server and Sysbench, as well as StorageReview’s VDBench tests.

“Across both of our application-testing scenarios, the Violin FSP 7650 did exactly what it claimed it could do: offer exceptionally high performance while maintaining very low latency,” said the review. “The array comes with an over-built chassis designed to take anything you could throw at it, and offers an easy-to-use and customizable management suite, handling every workload we deployed with ease. Latency sensitive applications such as our SQL Server environment had no trouble, and IOPS/throughput-hungry workloads such as Sysbench pushed even higher without breaking a sweat.”

“We are pleased to have been named an Editor’s Choice from after they were able to achieve in their benchmark testing the extreme performance and consistent low latency results that we promise,” said Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Violin Systems. “In real-world environments, enterprises need more than just ‘fast’ flash drives. They need a total solution – from an intelligently designed array construction to a flexible and easy-to-use interface to critical data services – that others simply can’t provide. This StorageReview overview validates the strength of our approach and helps signal the coming of a new era of performance-data driven applications that help organizations profit from their data and we intend to lead the charge.”

Violin sets a new performance standard for all-flash storage with enterprise data center environments compared to other all-flash storage solutions by delivering consistent ultra-low latency of <150 microseconds with 1.5 million IOPS and 2 million sustained IOPS at <1 millisecond of latency. Combined with embedded enterprise data services, such as data security, data scaling and business continuity, and storage management software that can manage and monitor geographically dispersed systems through a unified browser-based interface, the FSP 7650 offers the best combination of extreme all-flash storage performance, low total cost of ownership and high return on investment.

“There is zero compromise in performance or reliability for mission-critical applications, so consistency is paramount to ensure service levels are met and the customer experience is simply exceeded,” said Gary Lyng, Chief Marketing Officer for Violin Systems. “The Violin difference, as captured in’s assessment of the Violin FSP 7650, is that we perform exceptionally well in real-world applications with both broad and advanced set of enterprise data services to manage simply at scale, that’s why.”’s full review of the Violin FSP 7650 with testing criteria and results is available now 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.