|[May 02, 2014]
Violin Memory Announces Flash Acceleration Option for SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise and SAP IQ
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory®, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for enterprises,
today announced a new enterprise-grade solution for SAP (News - Alert)® Adaptive
Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE) and SAP IQ software. Violin Memory Arrays
for SAP ASE and SAP IQ can deliver more than 10 times the performance
acceleration and up to 90 percent reduction in operating expenses over
legacy disk-based architectures and environments.1 The Flash
Acceleration Option is now available for SAP ASE and SAP IQ workloads
utilizing Violin Flash Arrays.
"Violin Memory Arrays are currently the number one market share leader
in flash storage according to Gartner2,"
said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP at Violin Memory. "The proven value of
performance with lowest cost per transaction, now offered in support of
SAP software, is an important strategic play for SAP solution-based
workloads. We believe the option provides a game-changing moment in the
market for customers looking for lights-out execution and extreme value."
The Flash Acceleration Option delivers an optimized configuration in
support of SAP ASE and SAP IQ as well as priority support for users.
Customers that move database workloads onto platforms equipped with
Violin storage may achieve 10 times application acceleration with a
reduction of over 60 percent in power, cooling and space consumption, as
well as a decrease in storage footprint of up to 90 percent.3
"We anticipate that the Flash Acceleration Option will deliver
outstanding benefits to customers deploying SAP ASE and SAP IQ on Violin
Arrays," said Karl Heinz-Hoffmann, vice president, SAP Database Go to
Market at SAP. "The option includes best practices that can help
customers achieve optimal database performance."
Violin Flash Memory Arrays are available from Violin Memory. The
Acceleration Option for Flash is now available from SAP and its
ecosystem partners. Flash storage arrays from Violin Memory are also
delivered as the shared storage option for the FUJITSU Power Appliance
for SAP ASE.
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About Violin Memory
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 data center economics.�Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit�www.violin-memory.com.
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Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement
This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including statements with respect to the performance of Violin Memory
Arrays for SAP ASE and SAP IQ, the business, financial and other
benefits and results that may be achieved by the use of Violin Memory
Arrays for SAP ASE and SAP IQ, and statements relating to Violin
Memory's business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
results that may be achieved by the use of Windows Flash Array, and
statements relating to Violin Memory's business plans and strategy.
There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from statements made in this public
announcement, including:�Violin Memory's�limited operating history,
particularly as a new public company, the competition faced by Violin
Memory in the marketplace; Violin Memory's history of large purchases by
a limited number of customers; risks associated with a transition in
executive leadership; its relationship with�Toshiba (News - Alert)�as its sole supplier
of flash-based memory; risks associated with the development, production
and support of Violin Memory's products; and numerous other market,
political, economic and business conditions. Additional risks and
uncertainties that could affect�Violin Memory's�business performance and
financial results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations," in Violin Memory's annual report on Form 10-K, which was
filed with the�U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is
available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at�investor.violin-memory.com�and
on the�SEC's (News - Alert)�website at www.sec.gov.
All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on
information available to Violin Memory 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.
SAP Forward-looking Statement
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facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate,"
"believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan,"
"project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as
they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking
statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise
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subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could
affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"),
including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the
SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
The Violin 6000 Flash Memory Arrays are certified for interoperability
with SAP ASE. During preliminary internal testing, SAP saw 10x
improvement in the performance of SAP ASE running on Violin Flash Memory.
2 Gartner (News - Alert): Market Share Analysis: SSD Component and SSD-Based
Appliances Worldwide, 2012, June 2013
3 In relation to legacy disk-based storage and the necessary
power and maintenance required when compared to solid-state flash
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