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Violin Goes to 'Extremes' in New-Gen Storage Performanc

October 03, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

Violin Systems, all but dead in IT storage bankruptcy waters a year and a half ago after failing to make a big-enough dent in markets owned by storage behemoths Dell EMC, IBM and NetApp, is making a comeback, and totally on its own terms. This is a company with what many storage analysts thought had great technology but that its market strategy didn’t focus well enough on the right portion of the enterprise market. So, now the news: The San Jose, Calif.-based storage hardware and software maker on Oct. 2 announced that it has fine-tuned its strategy and is only going after what it calls the “extreme-performance” storage market. To demonstrate this, it released a new addition to the Violin Extreme Performance Storage Platform product line, the Violin XVS 8, which the company contends delivers consistent high performance with low latency and enterprise-class data services.