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TMCNet:  Violin Memory Appoints Ebrahim Abbasi Senior Vice President, Operations

[March 17, 2014]

Violin Memory Appoints Ebrahim Abbasi Senior Vice President, Operations

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, today announced the appointment of Ebrahim Abbasi as senior vice president of operations. Mr. Abbasi will report to Kevin DeNuccio (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer.

As a veteran of Silicon Valley with an established track record in high growth companies as well as multiple turnaround success stories, Mr. Abbasi brings more than 25 years of executive experience to his role at Violin Memory. Ebrahim's responsibilities will encompass all areas of operational excellence from gross margins to profitability.

"Ebrahim brings to Violin a wealth of experience in leading and transforming the operational models of some of the most well-known networking companies in the Silicon Valley," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer at Violin Memory. "Ebrahim is one of the best senior operations leaders I've had the opportunity to work with in my career."

The addition of Ebrahim Abbasi to its management team enables Violin Memory to continue to enhance its engineering and operations organizational strategy and operating model, while delivering solutions that solve critical enterprise storage needs to provide application acceleration, sorage efficiency, and unmatched storage and workload performance.

"I'm very excited to join Violin and look forward to working with the team in all aspects of operational excellence," said Ebrahim Abbasi. "I strongly believe that Violin is in a great position to serve as a thought leader and industry innovator."

Most recently, Mr. Abbasi served as President for Roamware (News - Alert) (now Mobileum) where he was responsible for restructuring and refocusing the company on a growth path. Prior to Roamware he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at Force10 Networks Inc. where he transformed the company into a major cloud computing powerhouse and led its acquisition by Dell in 2011.

Before joining Force10, Ebrahim held the position of senior vice president and COO/CIO for Redback Networks (News - Alert), Inc. where he directly contributed to the turnaround of the company's corporate operations functions that transformed the company into a thought leader, with the company later being acquired by Ericsson (News - Alert). Ebrahim was also a member of the executive team that grew Ascend Communications into an acquisition target by Lucent Technologies before his role at Redback Networks.

Mr. Abbasi holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran.

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 (News - Alert) 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.

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 and the Violin Memory logo are trademarks of Violin Memory, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brand or product names used in this public announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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