|[May 06, 2014]
Violin Memory Sees Rapid End User Movement to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
LONDON & SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the
enterprise, has seen a considerable rise in the number of companies
implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) with Violin's
All-Flash Arrays. Recent examples include a 6,000 seat rollout using
Citrix XenDesktop at NATS
- the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services with global
presence in over 30 countries, resulting in the largest cloud-based VDI
project in the UK's transport sector. NATS, which provides safety by
ensuring aircraft flying in UK airspace and over the eastern North
Atlantic are safely separated, is anticipating a �9 million return on
investment over four years with its VDI deployment leveraging Violin's
All Flash Array solutions.
As highlighted within Violin's whitepaper, Violin
Flash Arrays for Maximum VDI Performance, VDI projects provide a
user experience comparable to physical desktops, scale from hundreds to
thousands of desktops, and offer a TCO comparable to physical desktops.
VDI is very I/O-intensive. The critical challenge is to provide storage
with sufficient IOPS performance, scalability and cost effectiveness to
ensure success. Citrix XenDesktop coupled with Violin's revolutionary
All Flash Arrays improve boot-up, eliminates boot storms, and
application access times by 4X, while scaling to thousands of virtual
desktops and delivering the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per
virtual desktop. In mid-April Violin announced that its All Flash Array
has been validated as part of the Citrix
Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®.
Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of
Business Development at Violin Memory, said, "We are witnessing more and
more companies turning to flash to meet their VDI requirements, as they
recognize the technology delivers better user experience at less
infrastructure cost." He continues, "We're pleased to be implementing
Citrix XenDesktop environments on such a large scale for companies, such
NATS implemented a multi-million pound project to transfer all of its
desktop IT services to a cloud-based infrastructure. By creating a
secure, virtual desktop environment the company expects to reduce costs
by �9 million over the next four years, shrink its environmental
footprint, improve flexibility, meet their demanding SLAs, and deliver a
significantly improved quality of service to around 4,500 users.
Business Solutions, a Violin reseller and one of the UK's leading IT
Infrastructure providers, recommended Violin's award-winning All Flash
Arrays to NATS.
"A key reason for the rapid adoption of VDI is the superior user
experience, combined with lower operational costs," said Toby Butler,
account director at Ultima, a Citrix XenDesktop Elite Certified Partner.
"Violin is able to deliver a VDI solution with wide-reaching benefits to
companies such as NATS. These are primarily very high performance, and
unparalleled resiliency at a reduced TCO for our customers."
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About Violin Memory, Inc.
Business in a Flash. Violin Memory transforms the speed of
business with high performance, always available, low cost management of
critical business information and applications.�Violin's All Flash
optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX (News - Alert) savings for
building the next generation data center. Violin's Flash Fabric
Architecture™ (FFA) speeds data delivery with chip-to-chassis
performance optimization that achieves�lower consistent latency and cost
per transaction for Cloud, Enterprise and Virtualized�mission-critical
applications. Violin's All Flash Arrays and Appliances, and enterprise
data management software solutions enhance agility and mobility while
revolutionizing data center economics.�Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit�www.violin-memory.com.
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cost effectiveness of Violin Memory products, the business, financial
and other benefits and results, including but not limited to cost of
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new public company, the competition faced by Violin Memory in the
marketplace; Violin Memory's history of large purchases by a limited
number of customers; risks associated with a transition in executive
leadership; its relationship with�Toshiba (News - Alert)�as its sole supplier of
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and support of Violin Memory's products; and numerous other market,
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