SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, announced today the promotion of Steve Dalton to senior vice president of engineering from vice president of software. Mr. Dalton joined Violin one year ago from Intel where he was the general manager of Intel’s Datacenter flash software organization. Dalton reports to Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer of Violin Memory.
Mr. Dalton has more than 30 years of experience in the storage and networking markets, and brings extensive knowledge in compute, storage systems and flash infrastructures. He has designed, built and scaled talented, fast-paced engineering teams to drive productivity and success. In his new role at Violin, he will leverage his experience to develop industry-leading core array products into an expanded product portfolio that addresses the major enterprise datacenter flash market.
“Since joining Violin, Steve has led our software strategy and development teams. As senior vice president of engineering, he will drive the focused efforts of our entire engineering organization,” said Kevin DeNuccio. “His engineering knowledge of flash combined with his ability to develop and manage effective engineering teams will be critical to Violin’s long-term strategy to provide advanced data management software to the market.”
“Violin’s leading-edge flash technology continues to surpass the capabilities of any offering on the market,” said Steve Dalton. “Violin is well-positioned to differentiate and offer an outstanding and attractive flash solution portfolio.”
Mr. Dalton joined Violin one year ago from Intel where he was the general manager of the company’s datacenter flash software organization, responsible for flash development for enterprise datacenters. Prior to Intel, Mr. Dalton served as general manager of the File Storage Division at FalconStor Software, where he managed a product portfolio that enabled storage virtualization and business continuity in heterogeneous environments. Prior to FalconStor, Dalton was general manager and senior vice president of engineering for Quantum where he built the Tiered Storage System Division into a highly profitable, multi-million dollar business centered on the software de-duplication platform (DXi). Earlier in his career, he was vice president of engineering, then chief executive officer of Gadzoox Networks which was successfully sold to Broadcom Corporation. Steve was also one of the original developers to implement the storage architecture for high-speed, 3D graphics I/O at Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Dalton holds multiple patents, and is a published author as well as co-author of a book titled FWB’s Guide to Storage. He holds a B.S. in applied engineering technology from Cal Poly and an M.B.A. in executive management from St. Mary’s College of California.
About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory enables businesses to access real-time information by delivering all flash 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 technologies, enabling performance 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 Violin Memory’s long-term strategy to provide advanced data management software to the market and its position to differentiate and offer outstanding and attractive flash solutions portfolio. 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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