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Violin Memory and ADN Sign Distribution Agreement

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leader in persistent memory-based storage solutions, today announced that the ADN Group, one of the fastest growing value-added distributors in Europe, will distribute Violin solutions in the DACH region which includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The ADN Group provides value-added services and support to more than 4,800 customers and offers a broad product and service portfolio that includes server-based computing, desktop and storage virtualization, cloud computing solutions, thin clients, and security and storage solutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bochum, Germany-based ADN will resell the complete portfolio of Violin solutions, including 6000 Series flash memory arrays, memory appliances and Violin Maestro™ and Symphony™ software. Violin solutions are designed to meet the performance, availability and scalability requirements of the most demanding database and mission-critical applications, virtual environments and big data solutions in corporate data centers.

“Our customers have told us that end users are demanding longevity, reliability, scalability and economic efficiency from their storage systems,” said Herman Ramacher, Managing Director at ADN. “Because of current developments such as cloud, virtualization and big data, consistent low latency and high IOPS performance are increasingly important. The Violin Memory solutions fulfill these demands and we expect our resellers to have great success selling them in the marketplace.”

“As a leading distributor of software and hardware from renowned vendors such as Microsoft, Citrix, Datacore and Dell, the ADN Group is an ideal partner for Violin,” said Achim Gebhardt, DACH sales director at Violin Memory. “Our products are designed for a wide range of use cases, and partnering with a broadly positioned value-added distributor like ADN will bring our solutions to the DACH region through a strong network of resellers.”

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About ADN

The ADN Group, headquartered in Bochum, Germany, is a leading value-added distributor of hardware and software supporting renowned manufacturers that provide innovative, energy-efficient IT infrastructures. In this promising market, with its subsidiaries in Vienna and Zurich, Advanced Digital Network Distribution offers a broad, modern product and service portfolio supporting server, desktop and storage virtualization, Cloud Solutions, Thin Clients, Security, Storage Solutions, Unified Communication and Database & Tools. The ADN Group specializes in distributing IT infrastructure products and services that require consulting for intensive technologies, products and solutions, and has achieved in just a few years, a top position as a value-added distributor in D / A / CH. Founded in 1994, the ADN Group currently has approximately 140 employees, posted annual revenues of 145 million euros in fiscal year 2010, and serves approximately 4,800 customers. The privately-held, ADN Group is one of the fastest growing value-added distributors in Europe. The ADN Group business model relies on the exclusive supply of IT resellers, namely, systems integrators, value-added resellers, qualified trade partners, Independent Software Vendor (ISV), System Integrators and OEMs as well as Internet service providers. For more information, visit the ADN Group.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory enables businesses to access real-time information by delivering memory-based storage solutions that close the compute storage gap. Named by Gartner Inc. as the 2012 market share leader in flash-based storage systems, Violin Memory brings storage performance in-line with demanding, high-speed applications, servers and networks at disk economics. Violin Memory solutions are optimized from the ground up to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory, enabling performance of memory at compelling economics for business-critical applications, virtualized environments and big data in enterprise data centers. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding resellers’ potential success in selling Violin Memory solutions in the marketplace and the strength of the reseller’s network. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: Violin Memory’s history of large purchases by a limited number of customers; its limited operating history, particularly as a new public company; risks associated with a transition in executive leadership; its relationship with Toshiba as its sole supplier of flash-based memory; as well as general market, political, economic and business conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory’s financial results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in the company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and is available on the Company’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 press release are based on information available to the Company 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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