Violin Memory Launches 6264 Next Generation Memory Array

Memory Storage @ the Cost of Disk

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) -  Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, today announced the 6264 flash Memory Array, the next generation of flash memory storage that delivers 64TB of capacity in a mere 3U footprint. Complementing the 6000 Series Arrays is the Violin Symphony Management System, enabling enterprise-wide management of Violin Memory Arrays through a single pane of glass view -- from any device, anytime.

With the 6264 flash Memory Array, Violin has once again set the bar for price-performance economics. By combining industry-leading flash controller technology with Toshiba's latest generation of 19nm flash technology, the Violin 6264 delivers twice the density and three times the economics of its predecessor while significantly reducing power consumption. The Violin 6264 flash Memory Array incorporates several flash management innovations enabling disruptive economics for massively consolidated virtual infrastructures for enterprise customers.

"Competitive architectural approaches based on SSDs short change the actual performance capabilities of flash memory," said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "As semiconductor process geometries shrink, flash memory gets slower and more error-prone. Violin's unique flash management IP enables us to increase performance and capacity in the same footprint while ensuring the data resiliency required in Tier 1 enterprise storage deployments. Our goal is to deliver memory storage at the cost of legacy disk."

According to Jeff Janukowicz, research director for solid state storage and enabling technologies at IDC, "SSD-based approaches are challenged to deliver the performance and reliability necessary due to inherent characteristics of smaller process geometry NAND flash. Solutions, such as Violin's 19nm-based 6264 memory storage system, that can overcome these technical challenges, are well positioned to capitalize from the economic advantages associated with smaller geometry NAND flash."

Introducing the Violin Symphony Data Management System
Symphony centralizes and simplifies the management of petabytes of flash storage across hundreds of Violin flash Memory Arrays. Symphony is simple to deploy and runs on a wide array of devices ranging from smart phones, to tablets and PCs. Data center operators can measure application performance, monitor storage usage and track service level trends using customizable dashboards on any mobile device. Symphony's built-in advanced analytics engine offers powerful insights on various health and performance aspects of Violin flash Memory Arrays, and provides proactive, real-time alerts on various storage metrics enabling monitoring and management on the go. See how Symphony works here.

For live demos, visit Violin Memory at VMworld (booth # 605) beginning August 26, 2013.


About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers and networks. Violin flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical applications, virtualized environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to petabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit

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The Symphony management software centralizes and simplifies the management of petabytes of flash storage across hundreds of Violin flash Memory Arrays monitored via customizable dashboards on any mobile device. Keeping the same 3U form factor as the 6232, customers will get 2x capacity (64TB), 2x higher efficiency, 3x economics with the 6264.