StorCentric Acquires Violin Systems

StorCentric, a provider of data management solutions, has announced the acquisition of Violin Systems, a software-defined all flash storage solutions.  

“Our vision at StorCentric is to offer a complete portfolio of data management technologies that support growing enterprises’ needs,” commented Mihir Shah, StorCentric CEO. “Violin fits perfectly into our solutions roadmap, a mid-point between our Nexsan and Vexata all-flash offerings. As a prominent name in the all-flash array market, we aim to build on its track record of innovation.”

Violin has moved its storage architecture from a historically proprietary hardware architecture to a software architecture with standard x86 servers and SSDs. This fundamental architectural change accelerates product cycles and significantly reduces the amount of investment needed for new product development, while increasing velocity. Violin’s acquisition of X-IO technologies adds space efficiency with de-duplication and proactive monitoring. This technology has been integrated into Violin’s offerings for more than 18 months.

“The acquisition provides Violin customers with streamlined access to a robust portfolio of data management solutions, backed by StorCentric’s world-class support organization,” said Todd Oseth, Violin Systems President and CEO. “StorCentric’s customers will benefit from the availability of Violin’s all-flash NVMe product for their demanding performance-critical applications at a highly competitive price point.”

StorCentric says it will continue to invest in Violin’s all-flash technology development.

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