Violin Concerto 7000 All Flash Array Named 2014 Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of award-winning all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Violin Concerto™ 7000 All Flash Array technology has been selected as a finalist in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Awards competition in the Storage Systems: All-Flash Systems category.

The Storage Systems: All-Flash Systems category includes arrays built specifically for flash, legacy arrays re-architected for flash and solid-state drives. Winners will be announced in February 2015, receiving either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.

Now in its twelfth year, the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year program recognizes the best new or enhanced enterprise data storage systems of the year in six categories, as selected by the editors of TechTarget’s Storage Media Group. This year judges selected 55 finalists from 149 entries. All the enterprise storage products are judged based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into an environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

In selecting Violin’s Concerto 7000 All Flash Array technology as a finalist, Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com editors cited, “The Concerto 7000 uses Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture to micro-second latency, which includes asynchronous replication between data centers and uses WAN-optimized deduplication, compression and encryption at the application and file system layers. The Concerto 7000 All Flash Array scales from 70 TB to 280 TB of flash storage in 18 rack units.”

“In just 2014, Violin has received 25 awards and finalist nominations for our all-flash array solutions and enterprise-class data services software, and we are thrilled to be a finalist for Storage Magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year,” said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP Alliances at Violin Memory. “Our continuous recognition from end-users, channel partners and the storage press, plus our large, installed base of global enterprise customers, clearly validates the powerful and comprehensive all-flash array solutions and enterprise class data services software Violin delivers to the market at essentially the same cost as traditional enterprise storage systems.”

Violin’s Concerto 7000 All Flash Array combines comprehensive enterprise class data services, encompassing data protection, storage efficiency and business continuity with performance and density under a dual-everything Flash Fabric Architecture™. With the Violin Concerto 7000 All Flash Array, users can access 500,000 IOPS at consistent sub-millisecond latencies, in addition to mirroring, synchronous replication, remote asynchronous replication, stretch metro cluster, continuous data protection, encryption for data in-flight, clones, application consistent snapshots, thin provisioning, and much more.

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About Violin Memory

Business in a Flash. Violin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low cost management of crucial business information and applications. Violin’s All Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX saving 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.

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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 results and economic benefits that customers and others may realize by using Violin Memory’s products; and (2) 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 third 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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Contacts

US Press Contact:
Walt & Company
Stephanie Johnson, 408-369-7200 x1048
sjohnson@walt.com
or
EMEA Press Contact:
A3 Communications
Federica Monsone, +44 (0) 1252.875.203
Fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk