“AFAs will become the enterprise storage workhorses of record for all tiers of primary applications, as TCO benefits of flash deployment at scale are just too compelling relative to HDD-based platforms.”
– Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage, IDC


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Market Trends:

“Enterprise storage arrays have always been used for dense mixed workload consolidation, and as the cost of flash storage drops customers are asking themselves when AFAs can effectively assume the primary storage array role, replacing entirely systems that use hard disk drive (HDD) technology.”

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Violin’s Architecture:

“Violin is the only vendor that has built an entirely integrated hardware, firmware and software-based platform targeted for use with primary enterprise applications. IDC believes that, going forward, this unique approach will differentiate Violin from other players in the industry in terms of performance, scalability, density and cost unless those players pursue a similar product strategy.”

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Violin’s Flash Storage Platform:

“Violin’s strategy to use a single operating environment to manage all aspects of the FSP… has reached fruition in the platform today, while other vendors discuss that kind of integration as a roadmap capability.”

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