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Violin Memory

July 12, 2011 08:00 ET

HP's Former Vice President Garry Veale Joins Violin Memory as Managing Director of Its European Division

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable Memory Arrays, today announced that Garry Veale, the former vice president (VP) and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's EMEA StorageWorks Division, has joined Violin Memory as managing director of its European division. Having led the $2 billion EMEA StorageWorks Division at HP, Veale will drive the aggressive growth and go-to market strategies for Violin Memory's full range of products and solutions in EMEA.

"Violin Memory is an impressive company with solutions that give leading enterprises the ability to design and implement silicon infrastructures that allow their data centers to extend their capabilities and service levels," said Veale. "I'm thrilled to continue building Violin's European presence during this exciting time in the company's growth phase. Violin's flash technology is both disruptive and relevant with global demand accelerating at an incredible rate."

Veale has a broad technology background and significant field sales, marketing and operations experience in EMEA, having worked in the industry for more than 20 years. Prior to his tenure at HP, he was the executive VP of Global Sales and Services at COPAN Systems. In addition, Veale served in several executive positions at EMC Corporation in North America and Europe, including global VP of 'Go to Market,' VP of Northern EMEA and VP of EMEA Channels and Partners. After being part of the original EMC UK/EMEA start-up team in 1987, Veale went on to gain further experience with several director level positions at IBM and Hitachi Data Systems.

"We are very fortunate to have industry veteran, Garry Veale, join our team and bring his decades of IT experience to help aggressively lead Violin's global efforts," said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "Violin has grown immensely in the United States and Garry will be key in driving the company's international expansion."

Violin's Memory Arrays are changing the data center for companies like AOL, Revlon and Microsoft through its patent-pending flash vRAID technology. This advanced technology was used by HP to set new TPC-E and TPC-C industry leading server benchmarks. Violin was recently named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" for storage technologies 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."

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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.

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