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Violin Memory

July 18, 2011 08:00 ET

AlwaysOn Selects Violin Memory as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Disruptive Flash Memory Array Company Honored for Technological Innovations in Silicon Valley

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable Memory Arrays, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Violin Memory was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

"The Flash storage market is heating up with the recent Fusion-IO IPO and industry veterans like EMC and Oracle accelerating their plans to integrate flash into their product lines," said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "With all the market momentum, we've definitely seen an increased interest from end users, investors and partners in Violin Memory. We've also seen a spike in startups entering the market, so we're honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn as a key innovator and disruptor in the cloud and infrastructure category."

Violin's Memory Arrays are changing the data center for companies like AOL, Revlon, Brand.net, and Microsoft through its patent-pending flash vRAID technology. The company's advanced technology was used by HP to set new TPC-E and TPC-C industry leading server benchmarks. 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."

"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing, and SaaS offerings, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley."

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, CA. This two-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.

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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 www.vmem.com

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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