All flash storage vendor, Violin Memory, has announced global availability of enterprise data services software on the new Concerto 7000 All Flash Array. The software includes synchronous and asynchronous replication and stretch metro cluster capabilities. Storage snapshots, thin provisioning, LUN and capacity expansion, as well as advanced data protection and storage scaling are also available.
The new Concerto 7000 All Flash Array hardware platform, based on Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture, would deliver microsecond latency and lower cost-per-transaction for demanding mixed and multiple cloud hosting, enterprise and virtualized applications.
Several critical elements of Violin’s Concerto enterprise data services software, including continuous data protection, WAN optimized replication and in-flight encryption can all be configured on a LUN-by-LUN basis, giving customers the ability to tailor the Concerto solution to their unique deployment and data center requirements.
Granular control of software features is important to support a varied, heavy enterprise multi-application workload and move beyond point products only appropriate for single applications. The breadth and granular manageability of the Concerto 7000 software would provide the optimal platform for mixed and multiple workloads in enterprise and cloud hosting environments.
Violin Concerto 7000 features include:
- Remote asynchronous replication
- Synchronous replication
- Zero RPO and RTO for stretch clusters
- Automated App DR management
- WAN optimized replication
- Consistency Groups for replication
- Snapshots (app & crash consistent)
- Consistency Groups for snapshots
- Continuous data protection
- Transparent LUN mirroring
- Backup app integration
- Scale-up to 280TB raw
- Capacity pooling across shelves
- Online expansion of capacity
- Online LUN expansion
- Single name space across shelves
- Snapshots (app consistent, writable)
- Thin Provisioning
- Thin Clones
The Violin Concerto 7000 All Flash Array is now available worldwide. Raw capacity scales to 280TB in a fully configured, super-dense 18RU, low power footprint. Customers can also upgrade to these new capabilities on their current 6000 series all-flash array solutions with the Concerto 7000 upgrade kit for the 6000 All Flash Array family.