Redefining High Performance Storage
Violin 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays are all-silicon shared storage systems built from the ground up to harness the full power of flash memory and deliver industry leading performance and ultra low data access latencies. A single 3 rack unit tall array delivers up to 1 million IOPS and does so with consistent, spike free latencies measured in microseconds, a full order of magnitude lower than legacy Tier 1 storage solutions. This game changing combination of performance and sustained low latency makes the 6000 Series the storage of choice for high IOPS scale out virtual infrastructure configurations, transactional business critical applications with stringent response time service level agreements, and advanced real-time big data analytics environments.
Performance of Memory at the Cost of Disk
Violin is uniquely positioned to deliver flash memory systems that can compete with performance disk from a cost for raw capacity perspective, even before taking into account the potential benefits of features like deduplication. This is possible because 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays are purpose built with flash components sourced through Violin Memory’s strategic alliance with industry leader Toshiba.
The value of the 6000 becomes even more obvious when compared to the capital expenditures and operating costs of running complex legacy storage systems with a limited set of SSDs, storage tiering policies, and constant monitoring and tuning.
Flash Memory Fabric – System-wide Optimization Running at Hardware
The core of the 6000 is the Flash Memory Fabric, a resilient, highly available deep mesh of thousands of flash dies that work in concert to continuously optimize performance, latency, and longevity. Contrary to SSD based systems that reuse legacy disk based architectures, the Flash Memory Fabric is the result of an all silicon system approach with patented flash optimization algorithms implemented in hardware, operating at line rate. All active components of the Flash Memory Fabric are hot-swappable for enterprise grade reliability and serviceability.
Simply Fast – Simple to Deploy, Simple to Manage
6000 Series flash Memory Arrays connect natively to existing 8Gb/s Fibre Channel, 10GE iSCSI, and 40Gb/s Infiniband network infrastructures. They are managed by the Violin Memory Operating System, providing a simple, easy GUI management interface for one or multiple enclosures. Provisioning storage for an application is simplified to the extreme. No RAID groups, storage silos, or storage tiers get in the way. New LUNs are automatically spread across the entire surface of the Flash Memory Fabric. Never worry about hotspots again; the raw performance capabilities of 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays eliminate storage bottlenecks and application latencies and simply make your shared storage as fast as memory.
Put your storage on the Moore’s Law curve and get the speed and response times that your business critical applications and virtualized infrastructure demand.