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Some Thoughts on the Demise of Violin Memory

By Eric Burgener

Violin Memory, one of the early high flyers in the All Flash Array (AFA) space, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2016. This blog discusses some of the issues around their predicament, and takes a look at how the AFA market's use of custom flash modules (CFMs) (which Violin used in the Flash Storage Platform) has been impacted in enterprise-class arrays over the last couple of years.

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