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TMCNet:  Violin Memory Appoints Said Ouissal Senior Vice President, Product Management and Strategy

[April 14, 2014]

Violin Memory Appoints Said Ouissal Senior Vice President, Product Management and Strategy

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 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 products.

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. Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at�twitter.com/violinmemory.

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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