|[March 31, 2014]
Violin Memory Wins EdTech Digest Award for Virtualization Solution
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application, virtual, and cloud
solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company was
recognized with the Cool Tool EdTech
Digest Award for Virtualization Solutions. Violin enabled the
consolidation and acceleration of the storage solutions supporting
Collier County Public Schools, while, improving greatly the performance
of the school district's SQL Server applications and the delivery of
education technology services and user experience for 45,000 students
and 7,000 employees.
Violin flash storage arrays enabled the consolidation of Collier County
Public School's storage from multiple racks of traditional disk storage
subsystems to less than a single rack. The consolidation yielded
significant floor space savings, dramatic reduction in power and cooling
costs, and streamlined administration for the IT Department. Using the
Violin solution, Collier sustained random read and write transactions
for its petabyte of data, including a massive Microsoft (News - Alert) SQL Server data
warehouse that supports online testing for its 45,000 students. The high
performance of the Violin array eliminated the need to overprovision
server hardware and software licenses, saving the district's IT
Department approximately $200,000 in hardware capital expenditures
alone, through the purchasing of smaller servers and the consolidation
of SQL Server instances.
"Violin solutions continue to deliver critical business value across
industries in finance, education, healthcare, retail, and several other
markes," said Eric Herzog, chief marketing officer at Violin Memory.
"Collier County Public Schools is just one example of how our technology
brings real benefits to an organization by improving IT and cloud
infrastructures. The EdTech Digest Award is a great validation for
Violin and the Collier County Public Schools' IT department."
According to Victor Rivero, editor in chief of EdTech Digest, "For so
many reasons,�the education technology space is moving forward with
great momentum and a robust spirit. We are shining a spotlight on some
of the best and brightest tools, leaders and trendsetters pushing
forward today's education revolution for the benefit of future
more about how Collier County Public Schools improved its education
technology services with Violin Memory.
About the EdTech Digest Awards Program
Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and
technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get
workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well
thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and
creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best
products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of
students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around
About EdTech Digest
EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and
notable trends in the education and technology space. Featuring movers
and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for
our future generations, read it online at http://www.edtechdigest.com.
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.
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