SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

October 26, 2015 06:00 ET

Accelerating Competitive and Economic Advantage Through the Adoption of Flash Is Central Theme to New "Be Instrumental" Campaign From Violin Memory

Campaign Follows Violin's Highly Successful Disk Is Dead Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 26, 2015) - ORACLE OPENWORLD - Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM), a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today unveils the company's new Be Instrumental thought leadership campaign. The Be Instrumental campaign expands the conversation on the fundamental transformation occurring in today's data center, begun with the company's Disk Is Dead and No SSDs conversation launched in May 2015 which achieved over one million impressions in the campaign's first seven weeks and set new lead generation marks for the company. Be Instrumental challenges IT and storage professionals to drive competitive and economic advantages within their companies and by doing so find themselves being truly instrumental to the success of their companies.

The new campaign is being launched through all communication channels, including at Oracle OpenWorld, and will initially feature both strategic and technical messages, including, "It's time to reset the economics in enterprise storage so you can Be Instrumental" and "Act like a DBA (Database Administrator). Think Like a CEO. Be Instrumental." Each message is designed to spur action within the IT community to look at the advantages of deploying flash at scale, which is supported by IDC's white paper "Why AFA Architecture Matters as Enterprises Pursue Dense Mixed Workload Consolidation," by Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage.

To celebrate the Be Instrumental launch, Violin Memory will have three 49ers Legends, who have each won three Super Bowls and who were all highly instrumental in the success of the 49ers, in its Oracle OpenWorld booth #1531 for meet and greets, photo opportunities and specially designed Violin Memory, as the official data storage provider of Levi's Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers, memorabilia for autographs.

  • Guy McIntyre: Monday from 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Jerry Rice: Tuesday from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Bubba Paris: Wednesday from 1:00pm-2:00pm

"The Be Instrumental campaign provides unlimited possibilities for driving thought leadership within the IT industry about the power of vision and action to drive competitive and economic advantage through technology," said Amy Love, Chief Marketing Officer for Violin Memory. "The messaging begins by challenging IT and storage leaders to be instrumental in their companies. As Violin evolves the campaign, we will bring to life a series real world examples of IT professionals who are embracing what it means to be instrumental in the success of their companies."

Underpinning the importance of leadership, Violin also released today a new IT Insight video series that begins with an interview with the former CTO of Cigna, John DeFeo discussing the fundamental transformation that is occurring in IT. www.violin-memory.com/it-insights-john-defeo

Said Ouissal, head of Violin Memory's worldwide field operations said, "Our customers know that the enterprise data center for tier-one storage is going to all flash. It's not a matter of if, but when. The Violin Flash Storage Platform resets the performance, reliability and economics of data storage that no other vendor can match. Flash is the new imperative and flash provides the opportunity for our customers to be instrumental within their companies to gain a strong competitive edge."

Additional Activities at Oracle OpenWorld

  • Kevin DeNuccio, CEO Violin Memory, will be interviewed by the Cube Tuesday morning at 9:00am and will be broadcast during the show.
  • Registration to win autographed footballs by the 49ers Legends, including Jerry Rice, are available by visiting the Violin Memory booth as well as the Violin's Be Instrumental landing page at http://info.violin-memory.com/be-instrumental.html

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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™. Violin Concerto™ 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™ 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 www.violin-memory.com and follow us @violinmemory

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 the intended goals of Violin Memory's Be Instrumental campaign, the 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 investor.violin-memory.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 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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