SOURCE: Violin Memory

Violin Memory

October 13, 2009 08:00 ET

Asurion Executive Joins Violin Memory Industry Advisory Board

Technology Protection Industry Leader Chris Corrado Provides Guidance to Promote Adoption of High Performance Memory Appliances in Corporate Data Centers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable memory appliances, today announced that Chris Corrado, Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions, Governance and Mobile Applications at Asurion, is the latest executive to join the company's Industry Advisory Board. Corrado will help Violin Memory's executive management team accelerate the adoption of its silicon storage solutions as a fundamental technology in the transformation of modern data centers.

Asurion is the global leader in technology protection services. From lost, stolen and damaged wireless handsets to malfunctioning computers or HDTVs, Asurion provides more than 70 million consumers worldwide with best-in-class, next day device replacement.

"Asurion's business calls for a seamless customer experience with underlying rapid transaction rates and our multi-channel capabilities rely on low latency and highly reliable storage technology," Corrado said. "We see silicon memory array technology as essential to meet our increasing throughput demands and reliability requirements. Violin's innovations bring low cost and large scale to high performance silicon storage and I look forward to advising Violin's management team to design and deliver the products the technology protection industry needs."

"It's truly an honor to welcome Chris Corrado to Violin's Industry Advisory Board," said Don Basile, Chief Executive Officer of Violin Memory and former CEO of Fusion-io. "He has witnessed the benefits of Violin's technology first-hand through Asurion's own use of our memory appliances. Chris's participation and guidance will be instrumental in enlightening the CIOs at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in the use of silicon storage to overcome the physical limitations of hard-disk memory arrays to realize data center efficiencies that were previously unattainable."

As Senior Vice President, Corrado oversees Asurion's expanding information technology, project management areas and mobile applications. Most recently, he was the Chief Technology Officer at eBay overseeing site operations, information technology and security. Prior to eBay, Corrado served as CIO and EVP of AT&T Wireless. While at AT&T Wireless, he oversaw the alignment of the company's technical infrastructure with its business strategy. Prior to joining AT&T Wireless, Corrado was the head of the Security Solutions Practice at Wipro Technologies. Previously, he held CIO and CTO positions domestically and abroad at three marquee investment banks: Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. All of these firms set the standard for outstanding use of technology in the financial services industry. Corrado also helped Merrill Lynch manage through the 9/11 tragedy, restoring their capital markets businesses.

Violin appliances are specifically designed for scalable, reliable and sustainable use in the data center. These silicon storage appliances scale to millions of IOs per second and tens of terabytes of capacity. In 2010, Violin will deliver density, reliability and per terabyte pricing competitive with enterprise-class performance hard-disk drive storage thus transforming the entire pricing structure of the performance storage market.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc. provides the world's fastest and most scalable memory appliances that dramatically accelerate large dataset applications demanding very high IOPS and low latency. With support for many memory types including SLC, MLC Flash as well as DRAM, Violin Memory's silicon storage appliances provide significant power and space savings with extreme data reliability and sustained performance. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information on Violin Memory products, visit

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