Violin Memory up sharply after naming operations chief

|About: Violin Memory, Inc. (VMEM)|By:, SA News Editor

Ebrahim Abbasi, once the COO of Ethernet switch vendor Force10 (acquired by Dell) and broadband infrastructure vendor Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson), has been named Violin Memory's (VMEM +6.8%) SVP of operations.

Abbasi worked with new Violin CEO Kevin DeNuccio at Redback. His hiring comes two months after COO Dixon Doll, Jr. stepped down.