SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

May 19, 2016 06:00 ET

Twenty Asia-Pacific Companies Looking to Improve Datacenter Performance Adopt Violin Memory's Flash Storage Platform™ Solutions as They Migrate to an All-Flash Datacenter

Since the 2015 Launch of the Flash Storage Platform™, Violin has Signed 20 New APAC Customers Who Are Focused on Database Consolidation, Database Acceleration, or Improving Performance in VDI Environments

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, announced that its All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have gained widespread adoption in the Asia-Pacific region from February 2015 through April 2016. The company signed 20 new customers in the region from a range of industries -- including financial, telecom, electronics and others. This strong growth demonstrates that the move to AFA solutions is becoming a crucial business requirement.

Violin Memory has had major customer wins in Australia, Korea, Japan, China and Indonesia. In Korea, C&M Gangdong Cable TV Co. Ltd. chose Violin for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment that allowed the customer to drive virtualization and consolidation to new heights while delivering consistent performance across a mix of workloads and reducing virtual machine storage costs.

In addition to meeting the VDI needs of its new customers in the Asia-Pacific Region, Violin has also given corporations, such as Korean-based global distiller and drink manufacturer Hite Jinro, the ability to maximize productivity and increase storage efficiency with its all-flash storage platform solutions. As the world's leading producer of Soju -- and the company responsible for more than half of the beverage's sales worldwide -- Hite Jinro was in need of a solution that would significantly optimize business intelligence and performance in the Oracle database environment. After migrating to Violin's Flash Storage Platform 7300, Hite Jinro achieved up to 20 times higher I/O performance for its Oracle BI system compared to its previous HDD-based solution.

The need for database acceleration within the Asia-Pacific region has also been made clear, with several companies from various business sectors -- including consumer packaged goods, finance and others -- choosing Violin's Flash Storage Platform. New database acceleration customers include New Zealand's Education Payroll Limited, a core part of New Zealand's education sector that manages payments to the people at the heart of the country's education system; and Invesco Great Wall, a fund management company based in China.

"The widespread and rapid adoption of Violin's flash storage solutions in the Asia-Pacific marketplace aligns closely with research findings from IDC, confirming that business leaders in the region are confident in the ability of AFAs to enable business agility and accelerate business performance," said Magnus Almquist, Vice President APAC, Latin America & Emerging Markets at Violin Memory.

IDC's survey of 700 organizations across Australia, China, Singapore, India, Korea and Japan -- each with more than 100TB of primary storage -- found that 89 percent of respondents believe that by exploiting AFAs, they will have an opportunity to generate significant business innovation today or in the future. The survey also found that with an increasingly complex business landscape, the top reasons business leaders initiate digital transformation of business processes and business models are to quickly bring to market new products and services (74.9 percent), build a deeper understanding of customers' buying preferences (74.6 percent) and improve the quality and response time of post-sales services (61.5 percent)1.

1 IDC, Flash in Driving Business Transformation in the Digital Age, 2015

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Be Instrumental. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate and by enabling IT to Be Instrumental to the organization by through unlocking the power of data. The consistent high-throughput and predictable low latency showcased by the Flash Storage Platform™ is combined with Concerto™ OS 7, a fully integrated storage operating system that enables complete data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services. Violin Memory's innovative single storage platform solution delivers transformative performance for cloud, enterprise, virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. The Violin Flash Storage Platform is designed to consolidate high performance and primary storage workloads onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™ while achieving substantive CAPEX and OPEX savings. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @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 the potential performance, economic, business and other 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, Violin Memory's future business prospects in the Asia-Pacific region, 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 and on the SEC's website at 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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