SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

November 19, 2015 13:54 ET

"Simple SetUp" by Violin Memory Enables Industry Leading Setup Time in Enterprise Storage

Software Tool Automates 'Go Live' of New Arrays -- Reducing Setup Time From Hours to Minutes

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - November 19, 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 the availability of the Simple SetUp configuration tool, a software module that allows users to rapidly configure and initialize any Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform (FSP). Simple SetUp solves an industry-wide challenge of extended setup times for powerful but often complex arrays, and speeds time-to-production.

Due to the sophistication of enterprise storage infrastructures, the configuration options for most storage systems are diverse and complex. For example, it can take four hours or more to configure competitive enterprise-class storage arrays. In addition, problem discovery and topology resolution in the initial setup and go-live phases can take hours.

In three simple steps, an IT generalist using Simple SetUp can configure multiple arrays without delays in scheduling the go-live phase. This time-savings is significant in global multi-site data center architectures where the system can be providing optimal performance, enterprise data services and cost-effective capacities in less than 30 minutes. Simple SetUp supports customized set-up information for any FSP according to data input by IT or departmental personnel.

Simple SetUp is just the launching point for a simple and intuitive management scheme for Violin Flash Storage Platforms. Violin's management UI, Symphony, will complete the provisioning of the new array and becomes the ongoing management tool for customers, providing a simple and intuitive single 'pane of glass' for all the Violin arrays in an organization's infrastructure.

"As IT managers and architects, our customers feel the pressure of helping their organizations move fast to keep their competitive edge," said Steve Dalton, senior vice president, Engineering for Violin Memory. "Additionally, departmental budgets often prohibit making a purchase ahead of a demonstrated need, but once the requirement becomes acute, architects need to get new systems into production rapidly -- the clock is already ticking. Simple SetUp is designed to automate the go live process."

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Availability

The Simple Setup tool will be accessible to Violin customers online in December 2015.

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.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding market and customer awareness of its products, the potential benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using Violin Memory's products and services, the performance and capabilities of Violin Memory's products and services, 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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