Violin Memory Announces Deduplication and Compression in Concerto 2200 Data Reduction Solution

Violin Memory, a provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, has introduced data deduplication and compression capabilities in its Concerto 2200 solution.

“Granular, inline deduplication and compression are powerful tools for customers to maximize storage efficiency while optimizing performance at the application level,” said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP of Alliances at Violin Memory. “We see competitors who offer ‘always on’ deduplication and compression, but we know that, depending on the customers’ workloads, performance may suffer as a result of the ‘always on’ approach.”

According to Violin Memory, the new Concerto 2200 array update with inline deduplication and compression gives customers maximum storage efficiency, with deduplication rates commonly between 6:1 and 10:1. Delivering up to 672 TB of usable storage at a data reduction rate of 6:1, the Concerto 2200 solution supports mixed and multiple workload environments and gives customers granular control at the file, share, and share group level.

In addition, the Concerto 2200 dashboard provides information on data reduction rates so that customers can see the effective rate of deduplication on their workload and use that information to remove the shares from deduplication, or add additional similar workloads that will also benefit from data reduction. 

The Concerto 2200 solution consists of two high availability (HA) appliances that deduplicate and compress shares, share groups or files from NFS and write the data to LUNs on either a Violin 6000 or 7000 series All Flash Array. The LUNs being serviced can all be on one array, or scaled across up to four arrays, depending on customer requirements. With 6:1 data reduction, the Concerto 2200 solution is capable of storing 672 TB of data or enough data for 2,500 persistent desktops in a VDI deployment.

Violin data reduction services for NFS environments on the Concerto 2200 solution are available now.  Deduplication and compression for block storage are expected to follow in early 2015. 

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