SOURCE: Violin Memory

Violin Memory

March 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Violin Memory Enlists New Global Strategic Partner: Sumisho Computer Systems

Japanese IT Company to Distribute Violin's Flash-Forward Memory Arrays

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world's fastest and most scalable Memory Arrays, today announced Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), one of Japan's largest IT providers, as a new strategic partner.

"Enterprise customers in Japan are looking for ways to increase database and application performance while reducing operating costs with the hope of shrinking the data center, not expanding it," said Naoki Ike, General Manager, IT Engineering Unit of SCS. "Violin's flash Memory Arrays provide the capacity, density, performance and price that directly challenge traditional performance HDD Storage Arrays and open the door to the solid state data center transformation."

SCS (9719.T) will distribute flash Memory Arrays to the fast-growing Japanese market. The 41-year-old IT solutions and services company selected Violin's 3000 series for its large capacity, high performance, networking capability and lower power consumption.

"SCS's deep knowledge and experience introducing cutting edge technologies to the Japanese market will be a great value to Violin in this rapidly growing space," said Don Basile, CEO Violin Memory. "The partnership is a valuable asset in our global expansion strategy."

Violin's "insanely powerful" Memory Arrays are transforming the data center for companies like AOL, Microsoft and HP through its patent-pending flash vRAID technology. The company was recently named one of Storage Newsletter's "15 Most Promising Startups," and a "Top 10 Data Storage Startup" by Enterprise Storage Forum.

About Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS)
Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), founded in 1969, offers a wide range of system integration services to companies not only in Japan but worldwide. SCS aims to be in the first tier in the IT services industry, focusing on three strategic business domains: the industry-specific application business, which utilizes expert knowledge in each industry to customize system architecture to client needs; the ERP solutions business, which includes proprietary packaged software; and the platform solution business, which concentrates on IT architecture services for the creation of IT systems. SCS will provide your company with a service of trust and quality. For more information, visit

About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of Flash memory in the enterprise data center with Memory Arrays that accelerate business critical applications and enable enterprises to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructures. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin's Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit and follow @violinmemory on Twitter.

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