Customer Expands Violin Engagement to Support DevOps, QA and Interoperability Workflows

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 22, 2015 — / — Violin Memory®, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced another key win for its 7300 Flash Storage Platform(TM) (FSP) in the critical areas of network security and data backup. One of the world’s largest and most respected network security and backup companies once again turns to Violin Memory to provide the FSPs necessary to develop and maintain peak readiness for its mission critical solutions.

Today’s headlines are full of news about critical often sensitive data sets being hacked or stolen outright. As more and more personal and confidential data is stored online, the risks and potential damage rise daily, making data and network security critically important.

The value of data is increasing as the ability to gain insight and monetize useful business intelligence grows. At the same time, study after study shows that the growth of data will continue, and in fact is expected to accelerate, as the internet of things (IoT) continues to evolve. More data. More value.

IT is charged with storing and protecting both with seamless back up strategies, online data protection, and data efficiency capabilities. For these reasons the Violin 7300 FSP represents the ultimate enterprise storage solution, the shortest path to the all-silicon data center while delivering continuous data protection and the highest performance storage at the lowest CAPEX and OPEX possible today.

“Mission critical IT functions in the biggest companies around the world are beginning to realize the value of moving to flash today as they evolve toward the all-silicon data center, and can now do it without risking downtime, or sacrificing the data protection of legacy platforms,” said Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer, Violin Memory. “In today’s dynamic global business environment, our Flash Storage Platform is increasingly the enterprise flash solution of choice.”

The Violin customer maintains a very active development program to tune, optimize and prove interoperability for a very sophisticated global customer list.

“We are gratified that our customers are driving their ecosystem partners to integrate flash storage platforms into the fabric of their development and test environments,” said Susan Scheer Aoki, vice president, customer experience at Violin. “This enables our customers to enjoy the rich innovation of the All Flash Array and 7300 Flash Storage Platform.”

“The DevOps environment at this customer supports the widest range of I/O activity imaginable because they need to establish interoperability across the full range of workloads their customers will run. This is where the 7300 FSP’s Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA(TM)) really shines. Our architecture reaches deep into the flash capabilities at the chip level. The company’s Flash Storage Platforms were designed without caches, or other unpredictable mechanisms, so that between supporting true random I/O and providing lots of performance headroom, it easily handles multiple heterogeneous workloads simultaneously. It was a good fit,” said Jon Bennett, chief technology officer at Violin.

— Read Why AFA Architecture Matters as Enterprises Pursue Dense Mixed Workload Consolidation, Sponsored by Violin Memory and written by Mr. Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC’s Storage Practice.

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About Violin Memory
Business in a Flash. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage Platforms(TM). Violin Concerto(TM) OS 7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin’s patented Flash Fabric Architecture(TM) for cloud, enterprise and virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings while helping customers build the next generation data center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit Violin Memory at and follow us

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement
This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding potential technology, business and financial benefits to customers resulting from the use of Violin Memory’s products, and Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory’s business performance and financial results, including those set forth under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in Violin Memory’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory’s investor relations website at and on the SEC’s website at All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on information available to Violin Memory as of the date hereof, and Violin Memory does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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Source: Violin Memory, Inc.