Violin Memory Adds New Flash Array Configurations and Flexible Pricing

Violin Memory, a provider of all-flash storage arrays, has added four new Windows Flash Array (WFA) configurations, as well as a flexible pricing model that enables customers to align storage investment with capacity as it is consumed.

According to the company, the new 17.5, 26, 35, and 52TB configurations being added to the WFA product family address the market for lower raw capacity all-flash offerings, while delivering the enterprise-class resiliency and data services as the currently shipping WFA-64. The workhorse WFA configuration - with 70TB of raw capacity, scalable to 280TB - was announced in April and offers enterprise data services such as replication, snapshots, thin provisioning, deduplication, and compression.

“Our latest offerings deliver the transformative economics, performance, and data services of the Windows Flash Array to customers who prefer to take a more incremental approach towards the all-flash data center,” said Eric Herzog, CMO of Violin Memory. “The pay-as-you-grow option lets customers immediately benefit from WFA enterprise data services and performance capabilities while aligning capital expenditure with capacity as it is consumed.”

In addition to new capacity and price points, Violin’s “pay-as-you-grow” pricing model allows customers to scale their storage through new capacity software license-based expansion options that deliver 8.8TB increments of raw all-flash capacity. This pay-as-you-grow approach enables customers to deploy the WFA and immediately benefit from its high performance and enterprise data services while increasing capacity over time.

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