|[August 12, 2014]
Violin Memory Receives 2014 Best of Show at Flash Memory Summit for Most Innovative Customer Implementation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the
enterprise, today announced that the company was awarded Best of Show
for Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation in the ninth
annual Flash Memory Awards program. The award recognized Violin for its
implementation of its Windows
Flash Array (WFA) in a Hyper-V virtualized environment utilizing a
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 implementation for The Australia
Department of Defense Central Operations Center in Canberra, Australia.
The award winners are determined by a distinguished panel of judges at
the Flash Memory Summit.
"As the ninth�year of the Flash Memory Summit, the Awards Committee was
particularly impressed with the increasing level of innovation when
evaluating a unique all-flash storage solution that can successfully
address the market movement to multi-hypervisor virtualized
infrastructure inclusive of Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V implementations, while
achieving unprecedented levels of high performance and capacity
efficiencies," said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and
President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. "We are proud to select
Violin's Windows Flash Array for the Best of Show Innovation Award based
on achieving impressive performance and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs
while enabling virtualized environments to be truly scalable and
resilient for Microsoft customer implementations."
Jointly developed with Microsoft® Corp., the WFA is the first all-flash
high-performance storage array powered by Windows® Storage Server 2012
R2 to deliver a rich set of storage features and data services for the
enterprise. The unmatched speed and efficiency of the Windows Flash
Array transforms the data center by dramatically reducing server
overhead and application response times through improved storage
performance, fundamentally altering the cost structure of enterprise
applications. The Windows Flash Array enables enterprise and cloud
workloads, such as SQL® Server,�Microsoft�SharePoint® and Windows®
Server with Hyper-V virtualized applications, to meet the needs of
global enterprises, while satisfying IT operational demands for
maximized agility, automation, and orchestration between network,
storage and compute resources.
The WFA is a tightly integrated combination of Windows Storage Server
2012 R2 and Violin's award winning hardware and software into a single
solution that delivers high performance all-flash array storage for
enterprise and cloud customers. Customers benefit from the proven
storage features of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 embedded into the
Windows All Flash Array, including thin provisioning, data
deduplication, scalability and encryption along with space efficient
snapshots and continuous availability, through Windows failover
The Australia Department of Defense Central Operations Center has a
mission critical application involving the gathering of data from more
than 100,000 users and 450 sites. This application needed to read and
consolidate the data collected and process it real-time in a demanding
time window of five minutes. This involved ingesting operational data
for processing where high performance and high IOPS is key.
"The Windows Flash Array (WFA) exceeded our expectations within the data
warehouse and business reporting environments," said Justin Gasparre,
Director, Situational Awareness with the CIO Group, Service Integration
Branch at the Department o Defense, Canberra, Australia. "The
combination of the Windows 2012 technologies and Flash Array as a
platform enables virtualized environments to be truly scalable and
resilient with a performance level equal to or greater than direct
attached flash storage. This translates to a data warehouse and
reporting environment returning immediate value, outperforming
traditional vendor offerings and with the lowest TCO compared to
traditional storage arrays."
The Flash Memory Summit Awards were presented at the Flash
Memory Summit on August 6, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.
The Violin family of award-winning all flash solutions, including the
Windows Flash Array, will be featured globally at:
VMworld US 2014, being held August 24 - 27 at the Moscone Center in
San Francisco, CA., Booth # 2305
Oracle (News - Alert) OpenWorld, being held September 28 - October 2 at the Moscone
Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth #307
VMworld Europe 2014, being held October 13 - October 17 at the Fira
Barcelona Gran Via, North Hall 8, Barcelona, Spain
For a complete list of where Violin's all-flash solutions can be seen
over the next few months, please visit us at - http://www.violin-memory.com/news/events/.
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 (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.
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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: (1) the possible business,
financial and other results that customers and others may realize by
using Violin's products; and (2) 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�quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal
year 2015, 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
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information available to Violin Memory�as of the date hereof, and�Violin
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exist after the date on which they were made.
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