SOURCE: Violin Memory

Violin Memory

April 01, 2010 08:00 ET

Flash Memory Array Pioneer Violin Memory Enters Into a Strategic Relationship With Toshiba

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) -  Violin Memory, a Flash Memory enterprise systems pioneer defining a new Flash Memory Array market category with unprecedented scale, sustainability and spike-free latency, today announced that Toshiba Corporation, the inventor and technical leader of NAND flash, has made a significant investment in Violin Memory.

Violin's patent-pending, system-level aggregation technology will harness Toshiba's NAND flash chips to deliver enterprise class scale, reliability and serviceability. Violin's innovative solutions are integrated and tested with leading system and application software to provide a complete solution to its customers. Enterprises demand system level solutions and Violin Memory delivers easy integration; lower costs, scaling to large multi-terabyte deployments and dramatic improvement in the performance of business critical applications.

"Toshiba is the most experienced NAND flash supplier with a proven legacy of innovation," said Mr. Scott Nelson, Vice President, Memory Business Unit at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. "We believe our leading edge technology will enable Violin Memory's flash Memory Arrays in the performance-driven enterprise data centers."

Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory, said, "The addition of capital and access to Toshiba's technology and strategic supply adds the final critical component to allow us to provide large quantities of our Memory Arrays to OEMs, end customers, distribution and solution partners, including our recently announced global FalconStor relationship."

Customers today are seeing dramatic application acceleration in databases, analytics, virtualization, and ultimately cloud computing and any I/O constrained applications.

About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of enterprise solid state systems, with appliances that deliver unprecedented sustainability and spike-free latency for the company seeking to accelerate its business critical applications and to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructure. Specifically designed for extreme sustained performance with high reliability and serviceability, Violin's flash-based appliances scale to tens of terabytes of capacity, millions of IOPs per second, gigabytes per second of bandwidth at low latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information on Violin Memory products, visit

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