Violin and Phison Form Strategic Development Alliance

Joint development in further advancing performance-based SSDs with
integration of Violin advanced technologies

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Violin®
Systems
LLC and Phison
Electronics Corporation
today announced that they have entered into
a strategic partnership to integrate Phison’s E12DC
controller
with Violin’s industry-leading technology and
extreme-performance storage systems.

As the pioneer in all-flash-arrays Violin has led the market in
innovating consistent extreme performance its Flash Fabric Architecture
and vRAID while ensuring continuity of operations with its advanced
enterprise data services. With the catch-up of industry standards of
NVMe to the level of Violin’s proprietary technology, Violin is evolving
from custom to customized SSDs without sacrificing resiliency or
performance and working with leading NAND providers to integrate Violin
IP for even greater performance and capability beyond off-the-self NVMe.

Phison is the market leader in NAND flash controllers and applications,
shipping more than 600 million controllers annually and rapidly
demonstrating its capabilities and position at the forefront of
enterprise-class technology. Violin is both a customer and joint
technology partner of Phison, enabling highly collaborative innovation
in performance optimization.

By enhancing the NVMe
standard interface
with its proprietary performance-enhancing
technologies, Violin’s performance storage solution and advanced
enterprise software enable consistent extreme performance for today’s
OLTP, SQL databases, real-time analytics and virtualization
applications, as well as the rapidly evolving AI, machine-to-machine
learning and commercial IoT applications where there is zero tolerance
of any performance lag.

“We aim to be our customers’ most dependable IT business partner,” said
K.S. Pua, CEO of Phison. “Phison is constantly striving to find new ways
to integrate capabilities into our product sets that add true value for
our customers. The Phison E12DC enterprise controller builds on the
award-winning success of the E12 solution by adding robust algorithms to
ensure predictable latency and consistent I/O. With the E12 already
strongly established in the consumer space, we are able to accelerate
our growth in the enterprise-embedded market. We believe that partnering
with Violin and leveraging each other’s technology and expertise allows
us to make a big impact on the market.”

“The tight collaboration of extreme-performance storage systems expert
Violin with resources of an industry leader in flash controllers and
NAND solutions like Phison is a great move that can enable rapid
innovation working with standards-based interfaces,” said Eric Burgener,
research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and
Technologies Group, IDC.

Violin’s deep and broad set of enterprise services leveraged on
standards-based technology is an increasingly attractive alternative to
others that require a major overhaul to implement. Combined with
Violin’s hallmarks of consistent performance and enterprise-class data
services, this joint development offers customers a transformative
capability ensuring business-critical information remains immediately
accessible in order to derive maximum value from it.

“While NVMe is becoming a growing standard in performance storage, we
have been able to further enhance the advancements made with the
technology by leveraging our patented technology to provide enterprises
extreme, consistent performance,” said Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of
Violin Systems. “This joint development with Phison allows both
companies to push the boundaries of enterprise SSDs and bring true
innovation to the market through standards-based technology vs.
proprietary technology.”

About Phison

Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX:8299) is a global leader in NAND Flash
controller IC and storage solutions. We provide a variety of services
from controller design, system integration, IP licensing to total
turnkey solutions, covering applications across SSD (PCIe/SATA/PATA),
eMMC, UFS, SD and USB interfaces, reaching out to consumer, industrial
and enterprise markets. As an active member of industry associations,
Phison is on the Board of Directors for SDA, ONFI, UFSA and a
contributor for JEDEC, PCI-SIG, MIPI, NVMe and IEEE-SA.

About Violin Systems

Violin Systems provides extreme-performance enterprise storage at the
price of traditional primary storage to help customers maximize the
value of their business-critical data in ways never thought possible.
Offering the market-leading consistent-lowest-latency with highest IOPs,
plus extensive data services, including data-protection, business
continuity, and data reduction, Violin solutions enable businesses to
improve their application performance and reliability while raising
business service levels and reducing costs. With immediate access to
information needed to achieve higher revenue and increase customer
satisfaction, Violin enables data-driven organizations to drive critical
applications that support operations across their enterprise while
easily scaling and extending their competitiveness. That’s why Violin is
the company enterprise customers depend on for unmatched extreme
performance and reliability to drive their business data without
compromise.

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