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TMCNet:  Leading Japanese Hotel Reservations Site Accelerates Mission Critical Data Applications by 8x with Violin All-Flash Arrays

[July 17, 2014]

Leading Japanese Hotel Reservations Site Accelerates Mission Critical Data Applications by 8x with Violin All-Flash Arrays

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for enterprises, today announced that IKYU Corporation, a Japan-based Corporation that provides reservation services for luxury hotels and resorts, has selected the Violin 6000 All Flash Array solution to support its mission-critical system as the corporation adds additional new services. Violin delivered the array solution working closely with its channel partner, Macnica Networks, a Japanese leading importer, developer and distributor of network products and solutions.

IKYU Corporation operates five large-scale web sites including www.ikyu.com which supports online reservations for more than 1,500 of Japan's select hotels, resorts and spas. To renew their mission-critical system for expected performance expansion and the addition of new services such as point services, IKYU was looking for a solution that enables the acceleration and sustained stability of their system without decreasing the service levels of their online web site.

"Violin's easy-to-install all-flash array solution was easy to deploy for our mission-critical system," said Mr. Akihito Kanno, CIO with IKYU Corporation. "We anticipated high implementation costs, but when considering the on-going operational expenses, Violin's price was not much different than other storage products, yet the solutions offered substantially more performance, density, and resiliency. Moreover, Violin arrays were well-suited with our current server system provider, Stratus Technologies (News - Alert). The result was server system acceleration, improved stability and reduced workload across the system. We are looking forward to receiving continued powerful solutions from Violin Memory and support capabilities from Macnica Networks."

Violin all-flash array solutions deliver industry-leading input/output (I/O) and ultra-low data access latencies not possible with traditional storage systems. With full resiliency and a full software suite of storage services, the Violin 6000 family provides high reliability with hot swapping for non-disruptive hardware maintenance. In order to provide the best service to its customers IKYU required one million IOPS. Violin's all-flash array delivered one million IOPS, while also providing higher reliability compared to other flash storage products.

With the deployment of Violin all-flash arrays, IKYU's online web application improved query response times to deliver immediate request results within a few seconds to support 80 million data reads without caching technology. Batch processing times were 8x faster. Violin all-flash arrays also improved operational efficiency not only with simple processing time reduction, but also with a significant increase in the number of parallel processing threads concurrently executable.

"e are very pleased to complete the delivery of Violin all-flash arrays to IKYU Corporation and to work closely with Violin Memory as their channel partner in Japan," said Mr. Akinori Kato, Macnica Networks. "Together with Violin, Magnica Networks has delivered an ultra-high-speed, fault-tolerant platform for IKYU and we look forward to supporting IKYU's ongoing storage needs for better performance and reliability."

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About IKYU Corporation

Ikyu Corporation provides online reservation services for hotels and restaurants in Japan. It also offers online shopping services. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to: the business, economic, financial, performance and other benefits that customers and others may realize as the result of using Violin Memory's products; and statements relating to Violin Memory's business plans and strategy. 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-Q, which was filed with the�U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on company'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�the Company 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.

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 of their respective owners.


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