Violin All Flash Arrays combine transformative storage economics with data protection and the benefits of virtualization to drive consolidation, performance, and cost reduction while delivering an enterprise-class user experience for virtual desktops. Whether your deployment scenario is simple virtualization, private cloud or hybrid cloud, Violin enables you to securely deliver virtual desktops while reducing operational costs by as much as 90%. Your HorizonView, XenDesktop or Microsoft Desktop Virtualization initiatives can now achieve their full potential, increasing the number of persistent and non-persistent desktops up to thousands of seats or more, with your existing application servers.


Not only will end users enjoy consistent desktop performance even during boot storms or other peak load conditions, your cost of delivering a state-of-the-art user experience will decrease. Virtual desktops deliver strong security through centralized management of applications and associated data but with the flexibility to deliver user sessions to multiple devices. Our linear scaling enables you to take full advantage of your investment in Violin all-flash solutions as we deliver consistent performance regardless of capacity utilization so you can maximize your desktop virtualization ROI.

Simplify Management and Deploy with Confidence

Violin All Flash Arrays save administrators time and money through our integration with desktop virtualization management frameworks.

Violin VSMP for VMWare vSphere is a plug-in for VMware vCenter that enables end-to-end storage management of Violin 6000 All Flash Arrays connected through Fibre Channel in vSphere environments. Simplify management and provide uniform control over thousands of desktops through this plug-in that supports provisioning, centralized configuration and monitoring, and multi-box management.

Violin All Flash Arrays have undergone rigorous certification testing through the VMware Ready program and are available through the VMware Solution Exchange. This certification ensures that Violin solutions are fully supported by Violin and VMware.

The Violin Advantage: Consistent Scalability and Efficiency

The success of desktop virtualization is ultimately judged by the end user experience. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture delivers low latency and high throughput requisite for an enterprise-class user experience. This means Violin All Flash Arrays can scale to support 1000s of virtual desktops with consistent performance. Violin delivers spike-free latency even under boot storm conditions with heavily mixed workloads. Plus you can reduce the cost of virtual desktop storage with our data reduction technologies to further accelerate the ROI of your desktop virtualization initiatives.

Proven Performance and Interoperability

Violin works closely with VMware and Citrix to optimize our solutions for VMware View and XenDesktop environments and we offer joint solutions with Dell, Atlantis and other technology alliance partners. These partnerships help to ensure optimal performance for VDI environments as demonstrated by the numerous VDI benchmark records we have set with several leading technology providers.