June 12th, 2012 by Josh Linden
Violin Memory Showcases Microsoft Windows Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Platform
At Microsoft TechEd, Violin Memory and Microsoft are showcasing a new all-flash “Cluster-in-a-Box” Private Cloud solution with Windows Server 2012 running natively on the Violin 6000 platform. The Violin is a 3U system specified to deliver one million IOPS with 4 GB/sec of bandwidth, potentially replacing multiple racks of traditional disk arrays. Multiple “Cluster-in-a-Box” arrays can be clustered together to achieve petabytes (PB) of capacity and aggregate bandwidth.
The Violin 6000 is intended for data-intensive applications in government, financial services, Web, and media. Violin 6000 systems feature the company’s vRAID technology, which stripes data across multiple VIMMs in a 4D + 1P model that is 80% efficient and protects data in the event of block, chip or VIMM failure.
- Fully redundant components
- No Single Point of Failure (SPOF)
- Hot-swap everything
- Active-active vRAID controllers
- Spare VIMMs (fail-in-place)
- Systemwide wear leveling