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IT Professionals Select Violin Memory as All-Flash Innovation Leader in 2014 IT Brand Pulse Survey

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company was voted by IT professionals as the Innovation Leader in the first annual IT Brand Pulse leader survey covering InfiniBand All-Flash Storage Arrays.

According to Frank Berry, CEO and senior analyst, IT Brand Pulse, “Global respondents to the independent survey were asked to select an innovation leader from a roster of powerful all-flash array vendors including Cisco-Whiptail, IBM, NetApp, and Violin. Violin was selected as the Innovation Leader.”

Hundreds of global enterprises accelerate databases, applications, and business decisions with Violin All Flash Arrays, while realizing the transformational economic benefits all-flash solutions deliver to their enterprise. Violin all-flash storage arrays feature the unique Flash Fabric Architecture™ that harnesses the power of flash to deliver industry-leading performance and resiliency in a compact form factor allowing Violin management and optimization from the application layer all the way through the stack down to the individual flash.

A single 3U array delivers more than 1 million IOPS with consistent, spike-free latencies that are sub 500 microseconds (.5 milliseconds), a full order of magnitude lower than legacy storage products. These game-changing features make the Violin Memory 6000, and now the Concerto™ 7000, the storage solutions of choice for high performance, real-time decision-making business applications with stringent service level requirements.

IT decision makers depend on unified storage management and comprehensive data services software including synchronous and asynchronous replication and stretch metro cluster capabilities for their critical applications. In addition, storage snapshots, thin provisioning, LUN and capacity expansion, as well as advanced data protection and storage scaling complements a robust enterprise solution offering. Violin’s Symphony™ storage management console as well as Concerto™ and Windows Flash Array enterprise data services enable business agility, allowing enterprises and IT infrastructure cloud providers to consolidate data center resources and enable new business opportunities.

The Innovation Leader awards were presented at the Flash Memory Summit on August 6, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

The Violin family of award-winning all flash solutions will be featured globally at:

  • VMworld USA 2014, being held August 24 – 27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth # 2305
  • Oracle OpenWorld, being held September 28 – October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth #307
  • VMworld Barcelona, being held October 13 – October 17 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, North Hall 8, Barcelona, Spain

For a complete list of where Violin’s all-flash solutions can be seen over the next few months, please visit us at – http://www.violin-memory.com/news/events/.

About IT Brand Pulse SSD Brand Leaders Survey

The June 2014 survey asked IT pro respondents who they perceive to be the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service and Support, and Innovation leader in 14 product categories, along with three bonus questions which asked who contributed most to SSD innovation during the last 5 years (2009-2014). The 2014 SSD Innovation Leader Survey Categories included All Flash Fibre Channel, All Flash InfiniBand, All Flash iSCSI, All Flash NAS, All Flash Unified, Hybrid HDD/SSD, SAS/SATA Module, SSD Controller Chip, All Flash System Management Software, Flash Cache Software, Virtual Server Cache Software, PCIe SSD DAS Adapter, PCIe SSD SAN Adapter, and Memory Channel Storage.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Business in a Flash. Violin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low cost management of critical business information and applications. Violin’s All Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings for building the next generation data center. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture™ (FFA) speeds data delivery with chip-to-chassis performance optimization that achieves lower consistent latency and cost per transaction for Cloud, Enterprise and Virtualized mission-critical applications. Violin's All Flash Arrays and Appliances, and enterprise data management software solutions enhance agility and mobility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/violinmemory.

All Violin Memory news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by Business Wire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, www.violin-memory.com. Violin, Violin Memory, the Violin Memory logo, Concerto, Symphony and Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) are trademarks of Violin Memory, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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 with respect to: (1) the possible business, financial and other results that customers and others may realize by using Violin’s products; and (2) Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory's business performance and financial results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Violin Memory's annual report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, 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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