Force Memory Appliance


Violin Force Memory Appliance brings the Speed of Memory to your legacy storage infrastructure. Powered by the Violin Maestro software suite, Violin Force delivers Enterprise Memory Services to transform your performance-challenged IT environment into a high performing all-silicon data center with no disruption to your applications.

Patented hardware-accelerated algorithms built into the Violin Force appliance, combined with the expansive functionality of the Violin Maestro Memory Services Software suite, enable a risk-free and disruption-free transformation to a highly efficient, memory-based data center.

Real time Memory Tiering

Transparently accelerate your applications, while still running on legacy storage, with the highly scalable Memory Tier built into Violin Force. The Maestro software, optimized by the Memory Services Engine built into Violin Force, rapidly learns the application I/O pattern and generates predictive heuristics. With more than 90% of the I/O serviced from the Memory Tier, Force provides up to 10x acceleration for read-intensive applications.

High Speed Data Protection

Get the dual benefit of immediate acceleration and disaster protection for your business-critical data with memory speed asynchronous data mirroring. Violin Force provides the flexibility to mirror between different storage arrays and to extend over any distance. The Maestro software provides full control over your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO).

Migration Without Downtime

Migrate your data at the Speed of Memory from disk to Flash – completely in the background and with no disruption to your applications. Hardware optimization built into Force enables the Maestro software to migrate multiple TBs of data every hour while simultaneously accelerating the applications. With broad support for all leading storage arrays, Force presents a highly flexible and cost-effective data migration strategy.

Transparent Deployment

Adding Violin Force to your existing storage configuration requires no changes in your server or storage configuration. Force is deployed as a transparent, SAN-attached Fibre Channel (FC) proxy between the servers and storage. The application thinks it is still accessing the storage, while Force provides the Memory Services transparently – enabling you to get the Speed of Memory without any disruption.

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❝ Deploying the Violin Memory Appliance was a breeze! Installation was quick, non-disruptive and required no changes to our applications, servers or storage. ❞

~Jeffrey B. Dalton, CISSP Technical Operations Officer at TransCentra, Inc.