All-flash storage vendor Violin Memory has announced worldwide availability of three new 6100 All Flash Array models and an extension of its recently announced flexible pricing model that enables customers to align their storage investment with capacity as it is consumed.
Leveraging a cost-optimized version of Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture, and the latest generation of 19 Nanometer flash technology, the Violin 6100 All Flash Arrays would provide a good performance-to-cost ratio for mid-market/small enterprises and departmental level applications deployments in global enterprises.
The Violin 6100 All Flash Array solutions start at 17.5TB and grow to 26TB or 35TB. This flexibility would allow customers to control their capital expenditures to more closely match their application requirements. The new entry points address the market need for lower raw capacity all-flash offerings, while delivering enterprise-grade resiliency and performance.
Automatic scaling of capacity
Violin’s “pay-as-you-grow” flexible pricing model, announced in July, provides a software license-based capacity expansion option, delivering automatic scaling of capacity without having to order and install additional capacity ahead of real needs. This enables customers to more closely align CAPEX with the capacity utilized on the Violin 6100 and 6200 series All Flash Arrays, while minimizing up-front capital investment.
The new “pay-as-you-grow” solutions non-disruptively scale in increments from 17TB to 35TB on the 6100 All Flash Array or 52TB to 70TB for the 6200 All Flash Array based on application and deployment requirements.
“Violin is reaching out to a broader customer and application set with the 6100 All Flash Array,” said Eric Herzog, CMO of Violin Memory. “Smaller enterprises and more focused deployments within large and global enterprises can now benefit from Violin performance, density, and scalability without the upfront investments needed for larger environments.”
With this announcement Violin now provides the customer with four choices for Block-based All Flash Arrays:
- 6600 All Flash Array for ultimate performance.
- 6200 All Flash Array with the best balance of performance and price, making it the data center workhorse.
- The new 6100 All Flash Array for easy-to-deploy mid-market requirements.
- Concerto 7000 for a full suite of enterprise data services.