Violin Memory Launches Maestro Memory Services Software Suite to Transform Legacy Data Center Storage to a Memory-Based Infrastructure

Santa Clara, Calif. -- 09/19/13
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Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, today announced the availability of Violin Maestro, a comprehensive suite of Memory Services software for acceleration, tiering, migration and protection of application data in the enterprise data center. As part of Violin’s expansive Enterprise Memory Software portfolio, Maestro brings the speed of memory to enterprise applications running on legacy storage while enabling a seamless transition from disk to a memory-based data center.

“Companies need every competitive advantage they can get, and that includes being able to make real-time decisions. Today, we are expanding our enterprise memory software portfolio to bring the benefits of memory-based computing to traditional enterprise storage at significantly better economics than what is offered by legacy storage vendors,” said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. “With Violin Maestro, data can be tiered in real time across memory and disk storage to accelerate applications at the speed of memory.”

The Violin Maestro suite of Memory Services runs on memory-optimized, hardware-accelerated Violin Memory Appliances to transparently integrate into customers’ existing data center environments. Maestro software on the Memory Appliance provides non-disruptive migration of data off legacy storage to high performance Violin Memory Arrays. Combined with the Violin Memory Operating System (vMOS) and Violin Symphony management software, Violin Maestro revitalizes existing IT infrastructure to be more agile and responsive to business needs.

“Deploying the Violin Memory Appliance was a breeze. Installation was quick, non-disruptive and required no changes to our applications, servers or storage,” said Jeffrey B. Dalton, CISSP Technical Operations Officer at TransCentra, Inc. “We had to do no tuning or re-configuration. The Memory Appliance software transparently learns our application I/O patterns and accelerates performance. Our server CPU utilization went from more than 90 percent to 45 percent, which is like getting an additional SUN server with Oracle licensing included for free. The performance gains and cost savings are incredible.”

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