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Virident Systems

August 28, 2013 07:00 ET

Virident Names LinkedIn Recipient of "Flash Innovator" Virident Impact Award During VMworld 2013

World's Largest Professional Network Recognized for Its Adoption of Server-Side Flash Storage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in server-side flash storage solutions, has named LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet, and its Infrastructure Operations Team, the winner of its Annual "Flash Innovator" Virident Impact Award. LinkedIn was selected based on its leadership in infrastructure operations, its early flash adoption, rapid expansion and scale of server-side flash storage deployment, and the direct impact and business benefits achieved. Virident reviewed its customer base across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific and considered many customers who are business leaders in their respective industries to determine the winner.

"Virident is committed to partnering with true innovators like LinkedIn that have a shared vision to lead the flash-platform transformation in the data center," said Mike Gustafson, CEO at Virident. "LinkedIn has been a long-time customer, and together we're defining the best storage approaches to solving application performance challenges and thus driving businesses forward."

Over the past year, Virident's server-side flash storage solutions have been deployed across hundreds of new customers in a wide variety of industries. Virident solutions improve application performance, enable server and storage consolidation, improve power usage, make more efficient use of data center space, and offer users a low total cost of ownership. The company supports core and mission-critical business applications that enable business growth, the delivery of new products and services, and improve the end-user experience.

The "Flash Innovator" Virident Impact Award was presented to LinkedIn on Aug. 27, 2013, at Virident's VIP customer event at VMworld in San Francisco, Calif.

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Virident Systems is a leading provider of enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions that deliver unconditional, consistent performance to data-intensive applications. The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident Systems is backed by strategic investors Intel®, Cisco® Systems, Seagate and a storage solutions provider, as well as Hercules Technology Growth Capital and venture investors Artiman Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsui Global Investments. For more information, visit

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