MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, today announced a comprehensive storage solution that makes the return on investment for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) a reality. With a memory-based architecture that delivers massive scale and economic value to demanding I/O environments like VDI, the Violin Memory partnership with Atlantis Computing further extends the value to all virtualized desktop workloads. Enterprise customers can now virtualize desktops and run them at the speed of memory, giving the end-user an experience that is better than physical desktops.

Enterprises are quickly finding that the biggest obstacles for deploying large-scale VDI are storage costs and performance bottlenecks associated with scaling virtual desktops. Traditional storage systems cannot meet the performance requirements of high read/write or input/output (I/O) spikes that are pervasive in virtual desktop environments. When scaling these deployments to thousands of desktops, performance degrades and the associated storage sprawl quickly diminishes the ROI.

"Violin is eliminating the roadblocks enterprises face when implementing large-scale desktop virtualization with disk-based storage infrastructures," said Dixon Doll Jr., COO of Violin Memory. "By partnering with Atlantis, we are removing the cost and performance barriers to VDI adoption."

With industry-leading IOPS density and sub-millisecond latency, Violin Flash Memory Arrays allow customers to consolidate more desktops per unit of server and storage resources while delivering optimal user-experience with a 3-4x reduction in boot and login times. Combined with the Atlantis ILIO software technology, Violin delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for virtual desktops. Key benefits include:

  • Consistently superior end-user experience at any scale, rendering boot, login and logoff storms transparent to the user
  • Lowered storage capital expenses by up to 50 percent and operational expenses by 80 percent
  • Reduced risk and complexity through automatic virtual desktop provisioning

According to Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO of Atlantis Computing, "By combining Violin Memory storage with Atlantis ILIO software, Violin is enabling any enterprise to implement large scale VDI without the traditional risks associated with its cost, complexity and user acceptance. This is a great platform for true enterprise virtual desktop infrastructures."

To learn more about customers like Anglia Ruskin University and CharityShare that have deployed Violin Memory for VDI, click here.


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 hundreds of terabytes 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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