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Violin Memory Disagrees With Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

"Focused primarily on second wave of flash adoption, while the market has already evolved"

In the Gartner’s report Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays, in which Violin Memory is only ranked as “niche layer“.

Here is the reaction of the vendor:

As you will no-doubt have noticed the Magic Quadrant positions Violin Memory as a niche player – however, as the flash industry pioneer and one of the global market leaders in installed all flash arrays, Violin respectfully disagrees with this position.

Here’s why:

  • The Gartner SSA Magic Quadrant is a trailing market analysis, focused primarily on the second wave of flash adoption, while the market has already evolved toward the third wave of flash adoption: Flash for primary storage – at the cost of disk – to achieve the All-Silicon Data Center
  • Introduced to the market in February, the industry-changing Violin Flash Storage Platform is the first all flash primary storage system designed to run any primary storage or active workloads at the highest level of performance, availability and reliability – at a cost below traditional disk.
  • The Gartner SSA Magic Quadrant significantly understates the leadership and technology innovation that is present in the Violin Flash Storage Platform (FSP) – the catalyst to the All-Silicon Data Center. The Violin FSP was not included in Gartner’s analysis as it was made ‘generally available’ following Gartner’s Dec. 2014 cut-off date.