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TMCNet:  Violin Memory Announces 6100 All Flash Array, Extends Pay-As-You-Grow Capacity Pricing Option

[August 06, 2014]

Violin Memory Announces 6100 All Flash Array, Extends Pay-As-You-Grow Capacity Pricing Option

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM) a leading provider of award-winning all-flash storage arrays, announced worldwide availability of three new 6100 All Flash Array models and an innovative, flexible pricing model that breaks the $100,000 street price and enables customers to align their storage investment with capacity as it is consumed. Leveraging a cost-optimized version of Violin's Flash Fabric ArchitectureTM, and the latest generation of 19 nanometer flash technology, the Violin 6100 All Flash Arrays provide a best-in-class performance-to-cost ratio for mid-market/small enterprises and departmental level applications deployments in global enterprises.

For Violin Memory authorized resellers and their end-users, this offering addresses the need for all-flash storage solutions that meet the capacity requirements of smaller enterprise and mid-market business-critical applications with the Violin 6100 All Flash Arrays. In addition, the available capacity footprints allow end-users to buy for today's needs and cost effectively expand as their application and business needs grow.

Violin's "pay-as-you-grow" flexible pricing model provides a unique software license-based capacity expansion option, delivering automatic scaling of capacity without having to order and install additional capacity ahead of real needs. This enables customers to more closely align CAPEX with the capacity utilized on the Violin 6100 and 6200 series All Flash Arrays, while minimizing up-front capital investment. The new "pay-as-you-grow" solutions non-disruptively scale in increments from 17TB to 35TB on the 6100 All Flash Array or 52TB to 70TB for the 6200 All Flash Array based on application and deployment requirements.

The Violin 6100 All Flash Array product family designed for smaller enterprises and targeted applications within large and global enterprises start at 17.5TB and grow to 26TB or 35TB. This flexibility allows customers to control their capital expenditures to more closely match their application requirements. The new entry points address the market need for lower raw capacity all-flash offerings, while delivering enterprise-class resiliency and performance.

"Violin is reaching out to a broader customer and application set with the 6100 All Flash Array," said Eric Herzog, CMO of Violin Memory. "Smaller enterprises and more focused deployments within large and global enterprises can now benefit from Violin performance, density, and scalability without the upfront investments needed for larger environments."

With this announcement Violin now provides the customer with four choices for Block-based All Flash Arrays:

  • 6600 All Flash Array for ultimate performance
  • 6200 All Flash Array with the best balance of performance and price, making it the data center workhorse
  • The new 6100 All Flash Array for easy-to-deploy mid-market requirements
  • Concerto™ 7000 for a full suite of enterprise data services

The Violin 6100 All Flash Array family of products featuring the "pay-as-you-grow" option are now available worldwide.

Violin's new "pay-as-you-grow" family of 6100, 6200, and Windows Flash Array solutions, along with all of Violin's award-winning all-flash solutions will be featured at:

  • VMworldUS 2014, being held August 24 - 27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert)., Booth # 2305
  • Oracle OpenWorld, being held September 28 - October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth #307
  • VMworld Europe 2014, being held October 13 - 17 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, North Hall 8, Barcelona, Spain

For a complete list of where Violin's all-flash solutions can be seen over the next few months, please visit us at - http://www.violin-memory.com/news/events/.

About Violin Memory

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. Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at�twitter.com/violinmemory.

All Violin Memory news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by Business Wire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website,�www.violin-memory.com. Violin, Violin Memory, the Violin Memory logo, Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) and Concerto are trademarks of Violin Memory, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to: (1) the possible business, economic, financial, performance and other benefits that customers and others may realize by using Violin's products and/or the Pay-As-You-Grow Capacity Pricing Option; and (2) Violin Memory's business plans and strategy. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect�Violin Memory's�business performance and financial results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in�Violin Memory's�quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which was filed with the�U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the�Violin Memory's�investor relations website at�investor.violin-memory.com�and on the�SEC's (News - Alert)�website at�www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on information available to Violin Memory�as of the date hereof, and�Violin Memory�does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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