by Adam Armstrong

Violin Announces Extreme Performance XVS 8

Today Violin Systems announced a new addition to its Extreme Performance Storage Platform family, the Violin XVS 8. The XVS 8 offers to give users what they have come to expect form Violin gear, namely high performance coupled with low latency as well as enterprise-class data services. The XVS8 is aimed at uses cases such as financial services, healthcare, government, education, transportation, and media and entertainment.

Certain market segments are seeing new workloads that demand ultra high performance as well as low latency. Not only do certain workloads need high performance, users can also see increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs, both of which could potentially lead to increased revenue. The new XVS 8 offers the best of all worlds for customers looking to increase operational efficiency through extreme storage performance, low total cost of ownership and high return on investment. 

Key new features of the XVS 8:

  • Single Platform with Selectable Efficiencies by LUN – Violin simplifies the customer experience by allowing selectable deduplication and compression per LUN to enable high performance for applications requiring data efficiencies and extreme performance for applications requiring the lowest possible latency.
  • NVMe over Fibre Channel – 32Gb FC ensures performance for bigger workloads, greater scaling and better flexibility in failover configurations with IOPS performance as low as 50 microseconds.  In-place software updates enable NVMe over Fabric.
  • Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics – leverages past and present statistics to enable future tuning. Combined with new Augmented Reality mobile application, XVS delivers real-time insight into system performance to ensure workloads metrics are being met.
  • Application Infrastructure Ecosystem Updates - XVS integrates into the Splunk> ecosystem for customers to enjoy filtered call-home alerts into their Splunk> dashboards. Implementation with VMware VASA 3.0 displays storage information within vCenter and allows fine VM-level control directly from vSphere.


The Violin Systems XVS 8 is available for purchase now. 

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