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July 28, 2011 08:00 ET

AlwaysOn Selects Violin Memory as 2011 Company of the Year

Disruptive Flash Memory Array Company Recognized as Silicon Valley Game-Changer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable Memory Arrays, today announced that it has won AlwaysOn Company of the Year, joining the prestigious list of previous winners such as Google, Salesforce, MySQL, Skype, YouTube, BlueLithium, Twitter and SecondMarket. This award recognizes significant leadership among peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that disrupt the existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley.

According to the AlwaysOn editorial staff, "Violin Memory is pioneering the future of flash memory in the enterprise data center with memory arrays that accelerate business critical applications and let enterprises virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructures. In June, using Violin's 3200 flash memory arrays, IBM Research scanned 10 billion files 37 times faster than the previous record of 1 billion files in three hours that has stood since 2007. Breaking records is nothing new for Violin." In May, Violin set multiple world-record TPC-E and TPC-C benchmarks with HP.

"Being recognized as the Company of the Year is a great milestone for us and illustrates Violin's impact in the Silicon Valley," said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "We graciously thank AlwaysOn for acknowledging our company's accomplishments. We are truly honored to be selected from this group of 250 well-recognized and successful companies."

Violin Memory and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's ninth annual Innovation Summit at Santa Clara University on July 28th, 2011, at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The goal of the Innovation Summit is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

Violin's Memory Arrays are changing the data center for companies like AOL, Revlon,, and Microsoft through its patent-pending flash vRAID technology. In addition to this latest honor, Violin was recently named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" and one of Silicon Valley's hottest companies by Lead411. Furthermore, the company won two SPIFFY awards and was recognized as one of Storage Newsletter's "15 Most Promising Startups."


About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of Flash memory in the enterprise data center with Memory Arrays that accelerate business critical applications and enable enterprises to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructures. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin's Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic / IMPACT 2011, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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