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Violin Memory Windows Flash Array

Best Enterprise Storage Solutions at TechEd 2014
Violin Memory Windows Flash Array

Violin Memory was showcasing the Windows Flash Array (WFA), a new all-flash storage array that was jointly developed with Microsoft. By building Windows Storage Server 2012 directly into the array, the solution is able to offer higher performance in Windows environments using SQL Server and/or Hyper-V. What's more, the array comes with Microsoft management tools, allowing organizations to leverage IT admins' existing Microsoft skills.

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What's really cool about Violin's WFA is that it doesn't rely on SSDs. Instead, the solution is composed of Violin Intelligent Memory Modules (VIMM) which are integrated into the array's architecture and designed from the ground-up. This offers some unique advantages over all-flash arrays that utilize SSDs or PCIe cards.

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