|[April 14, 2014]
Violin Memory Appoints Said Ouissal Senior Vice President, Product Management and Strategy
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the
enterprise, announced today the appointment of Said Ouissal as senior
vice president of product management and strategy. Mr. Ouissal will
report to Kevin DeNuccio (News - Alert), Violin president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Ouissal has an established track record in both hardware and
software product management for well-known, global networking companies,
as well as experience helping companies set corporate strategy and
direction while defining new, potential areas for business growth. In
his new role, Said's responsibilities will include overseeing all
product management, as well as helping to manage future R&D investments
to optimize Violin's short term and long term goals to grow revenue and
build competitive sustainable product advantages.
"Said brings a unique combination of product management and strategic
corporate experience," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief
executive officer at Violin Memory. "Said's technical skills and vision
will be critical as Violin delivers new innovations in its next
generation of industry leading flash storage solutions for enterprises."
"I'm very excited to join Violin and to have the opportunity to impact
the company's innovative flash storage product portfolio," said Said
Ouissal. "It is evident that flash is a huge disruption in the storag
industry and I am eager to build on the current product capabilities
that will help Violin lead in this rapidly growing market."
Most recently, Mr. Ouissal served as vice president, product management
for Juniper Networks (News - Alert) where he drove the product management efforts
supporting Junos, Juniper's operating system, as well as the portfolio
management for all of Juniper's routing and switching products. Prior to
Juniper he held the position of vice president, strategy and customer
engagement at Ericsson (News - Alert) where he was responsible for portfolio�strategy,
field enablement and sales support for Ericsson's IP and Broadband
Before joining Ericsson, Said held the position of director and vice
president, systems engineering for Redback Networks (News - Alert), Inc. for seven
years, where he lead a global team of technical pre-sales staff that
helped the company triple its revenue.
Mr. Ouissal holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the
Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He also
invented two IP networking technologies and speaks five languages.
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 datacenter economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit�www.violin-memory.com.
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