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Violin Launches Windows All-Flash Array for Enterprise and Cloud Deployments

Violin Memory, a flash storage arrays provider has announced the general availability of the Windows Flash Array (WFA), which it has jointly developed with Microsoft.

The WFA is the first all-flash high-performance storage array powered by Windows Storage Server 2012 R2.

Windows Flash Array transforms the datacenter by dramatically reducing server overhead and application response times through improved storage performance, fundamentally altering the cost structure of enterprise applications.

The Windows Flash Array enables enterprise and cloud workloads, such as SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, and Windows Server with Hyper-V virtualized applications, to meet the needs of global enterprises, while satisfying IT operational demands for maximized agility, automation, and orchestration between network, storage and compute resources.

Bill Laing, Corporate Vice- President, Microsoft said, “By jointly developing this highly integrated solution with Violin Memory, we are working together to provide enterprise and cloud customers with improved performance for their Windows applications - virtualized, physical, and cloud.”

“The WFA solution with Microsoft’s vast suite of server applications is critical for enterprises trying to revolutionize the performance, scale, and cost of data center and cloud deployments,” said Kevin DeNuccio, CEO of Violin Memory. “This collaboration with Microsoft produces the necessary integration of compute, network, applications, and storage for customers designing the next generation of cloud and virtualized solutions.”

WFA is the first end-to-end continuously available, high performance All-Flash Windows Storage Server Array for the enterprise market. Windows Server with Hyper-V is one of the leading virtualization platforms helping customers achieve a higher utilization and ROI from their server assets.

The net effect for customers is a significant reduction in compute and storage expense, while meeting the most demanding application SLAs with orders of magnitude improvement in response times. WFA is the first end-to-end continuously available, high performance All-Flash Windows Storage Server Array for the enterprise market.

24-Apr-2014 16:46:32
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