SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

November 18, 2015 06:00 ET

One of the Largest Healthcare and Dental Plan Companies in the U.S. Expands Violin Memory Flash Storage Deployment - Adds 7700 Flash Storage Platform™ to Increase Performance and Capacity

Company Takes Advantage of Violin's Stretch Cluster Feature to Ensure Business Continuity

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - November 18, 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 that one of the largest healthcare and dental plan companies in the U.S. has added Violin's 7700 Flash Storage Platform (FSP) to its existing Violin all flash array deployment. With the addition of the 7700 FSP, the customer has increased the performance and capacity of its storage, allowing for quicker processing of insurance claims. The 7700 FSP also allows the company to take advantage of Violin's stretch cluster feature, ensuring business continuity.

The company originally chose Violin's all flash array solution to accelerate the association's business-critical claims-processing application, as well as to migrate all Tier 1 workloads from a mainframe environment to a modern infrastructure deployed around Microsoft SQL and VMware. Unsure of its existing ability to provide high availability (HA) and knowing that the failure of primary data was not an option, the customer turned once again to Violin. When deployed in clusters, the FSP offers HA functionality through what is known as stretch clustering. Combining the benefits of HA and disaster recovery, the stretch cluster functionality allows customers to deploy a HA solution between two geographically separated sites. In case of failure on one site, the identical data is immediately available at the other site, as the data sets are constantly synchronized.

"One of the first things that customers think about relative to flash storage is performance -- how fast can flash accelerate my applications," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and CEO, Violin Memory. "While I agree that performance is key to every new storage purchase decision, this customer understood our new data service offerings, including data protection and instant failover, just as flash was becoming mainstream in their IT infrastructure."

"Providing flash storage without full software capability isn't enough in today's competitive storage market," DeNuccio added. "Our customers are focused on being able to maintain business continuity as they look to maximize their investment in storage and transition to the all silicon data center."

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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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