Sunday, February 6, 2011

Violin Memory Raises $35M for Scalable Memory Array

Violin Memory, a start-up based in Mountain View, California raised $35 million in Series B funding for its scalable memory arrays. The Violin memory arrays and its patent-pending flash vRAID technology deliver enhanced application performance for enterprise data centers. Violin's Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency.

The funding round includes Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the inventor and a technology leader of NAND flash and Violin's strategic investor since April 2010. Also joining this round is networking innovator Juniper Networks, along with other corporate partners, crossover investment funds, high net worth industry leaders and private equity general partners.

"Violin Memory is a true performance leader in high-end silicon storage," said R.K. Anand, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Business at Juniper Networks. "We believe their innovative flash Memory Array will play an important role in delivering tiered and near-server storage capabilities to help advance the requirements of cloud computing and network-driven data center consolidation."

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