SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

October 15, 2015 08:30 ET

Leading ERP and CRM Provider Expands Cloud and SaaS Development Operations With the Violin Memory 7300 Flash Storage Platform™

Customer Deploys Violin Memory Solutions During Its Transition to a Flash Storage Data Center to Optimize Its Software Build and QA Capabilities

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - Violin Memory®, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced another key win for its 7300 Flash Storage Platform (FSP) in the rapidly growing fields of cloud storage and Software as a Service (SaaS).The FSP is the ultimate enterprise storage solution for the consolidation and simplification of next-generation data center workloads, delivering continuous data protection and the highest-performance storage at the lowest CAPEX and OPEX possible today.

The number and density of cloud-based workloads running on virtual machines are both forecast to grow at double-digit rates, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2013-2018. According to the report, total workloads will increase at a 33 percent CAGR over the next several years, and the density of workloads, driven by efficiencies in virtual machine utilization, will grow at close to a 15 percent rate.

For that to happen, flash storage platforms are a virtual necessity. Removing the I/O bottleneck requires the performance of a hardware platform architected for zero downtime and a unified software stack providing data efficiency, data protection and storage resource management tools essential to supporting active workloads in primary storage environments. A concrete example of this larger trend is this latest win for the Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform.

"This latest win with an existing Violin Memory customer is the third step in their journey toward an all-silicon data center," said Said Ouissal, SVP of worldwide field operations at Violin. "We are gratified that they have returned to us for product, services and support as they implement the next phase of their vision."

The customer is a leading supplier of cloud and SaaS-based ERP and CRM resources, and they maintain a very active development program to tune and optimize their offerings for their rapidly growing customer list. The Violin 7300 has been tasked to support software build and QA functions before updates are released to their production environments.

"The dev ops environment at this customer is write-intensive and takes full advantage of the consistent low latencies afforded by the 7300 FSP Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA™). Our architecture reaches deep into the capabilities of flash technology at the chip level. We don't use SSD's," said Mike Owen, VP western region sales at Violin. "It is also the second time this particular account has taken advantage of our 'Pay As You Grow' offering, which lets them forward position additional flash capacity and upgrade without disruption, as their needs grow. It was a good fit."

"Mission-critical IT functions like dev ops in the biggest companies around the world can and do realize the value of moving to flash today as they evolve toward the all-silicon data center, and they do it without sacrificing the ability to scale to meet future requirements," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer, Violin Memory. "In today's dynamic global business environment, our Flash Storage Platform is increasingly the enterprise flash solution of choice."

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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 @twitter.com/violinmemory

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This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding 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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