SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today affirmed its customer first approach to all flash storage solutions for enterprise data centers by announcing a new Platinum level support option for Flash Storage Platform™ (FSP) and Violin Customer First Guarantees. Both are available with all FSP solutions, including the new FSP 7650 and 7450 all flash arrays leverage the industry's only all flash storage platform that includes a full suite of tightly integrated data services, across all arrays, in a single native operating system, giving Violin Memory industry leadership in the combination of ultra-low latency, affordability, density, scalability, and performance.
Platinum Support Service
Violin Memory's new Platinum Support Service offers customers a more personalized and proactive support experience for their mission critical data center environment.
Platinum Support Service builds on Violin's enterprise class Gold Support Service, which provides customers peace of mind that any incidents will be effectively resolved with Violin experts around the clock. Violin will have a trained technician onsite within four hours to replace any part. Tapping into Violin's CallHome technology, Violin Support watches over customer critical storage infrastructure with event notification and proactive case creation.
Platinum Support also helps customers keep their storage arrays highly optimized to prevent issues occurring. Recognizing the Flash Storage Platform is designed for the most business critical environments, Platinum Support enables customers to get the most value out of their investment through assigned experts and proactive planning.
Customers have a direct line into support staff for expert level troubleshooting to effectively resolve any issues. Violin performs comprehensive health checks twice a year and implements recommendations to keep the array running in optimum condition. Customers are assigned a Service Account Manager to guide best practices and plan upgrades.
Customer First Guarantees
Violin customers that choose the Platinum or Gold level premium support package for their FSP solutions will now benefit from five new service level assurances, called the "Violin Customer First Guarantees."
- EFFECTIVE CAPACITY GUARANTEE: Assures Violin customers that take advantage of FSP data reduction technologies achieve the effective capacity ratio promised for their workloads.
- HIGH AVAILABILITY GUARANTEE: Assures Violin customers using the FSP 7700 with Stretch Cluster will achieve 99.9999% (six 9's) uptime, virtually eliminating storage access interruptions and unplanned downtime.
- SERVICE PRICING GUARANTEE: Assures Violin customers their pricing will not increase when they choose to renew support agreements for FSP solutions.
- FLASH ENDURANCE GUARANTEE: Assures Violin customers will have flash memory available during the usable life of their FSP solution, with Violin providing flash modules if they wear out.
- SCALABLE CAPACITY GUARANTEE: Assures Violin customers they can purchase capacity as it is consumed, with capacity appearing instantly and non-disruptively, over the life of their FSP solution.
"The new Violin Customer First Guarantees assure our Flash Storage Platform customers will achieve the best possible experiences and enjoy the most value from their investment. Violin is committed to our customer's success and ensuring they achieve their business and technical objectives," said Susan Scheer Aoki, Violin Memory's Vice President, Customer Experience.
About Violin Memory, Inc.
Be Instrumental. Violin Memory, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to their company by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform™, powered by Concerto OS™, a fully integrated storage operating system, is the industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: low latency, affordability, density, scalability and performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com. Follow us on Twitter at 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 the following: 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 2017, 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.