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SANTA CLARA, Calif. & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for enterprises, today announced the general availability of the Violin 6200 Series All Flash Array for the SAP HANA® platform. The solution has been certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for SAP HANA. This certification enables Violin to participate in SAPs program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration using its certified solution. Through participation in the program, customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.

Certification was achieved by working in conjunction with the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab in Palo Alto, Calif. The new SAP-certified solution complements existing solutions from Violin for SAP IQ software and SAP Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE).

In an environment running SAP HANA, the Violin 6200 Series All-Flash Array provides block storage for data and log files. It can provide 40 TB of tier-1 storage in a single 3U rack unit with up to 4GB/s bandwidth and 1M IOPS for much less cost than traditional disk or hybrid storage solutions. Customers can deploy Violin All-Flash Array multi-terabyte storage for SAP HANA for a fraction of the initial cost of legacy storage offerings.

Database load, back-up and cache-swapping latencies can be dramatically reduced compared to legacy hybrid SSD/HDD architectures. Scale-up, scale-out and cluster scenarios are incredibly simple to manage without concerns for caching, disk groups, dedicated hot spares, performance concerns and space considerations all with linear, consistent performance. All active components in a Violin 6200 Series All-Flash Array have built-in, hardware-controlled protection and redundancy.

There is strong customer demand for infrastructure that can provide enhanced support of SAP HANA-based transactions, for analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing, and so on, said Mark Peters, senior analyst at ESG. The certification of the Violin 6200 Series All Flash Array for SAP HANA makes it clear that high performance all-flash arrays are perfectly equipped to do that, and can deliver the extreme levels of performance, agility, availability and automation needed for users to benefit from the competitive advantage that can come with advanced real-time business analytics.

Businesses implementing SAP HANA on flash can enjoy outstanding performance without degradation, said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP at Violin Memory (VMEM). We are proud that our Violin 6200 All Flash Array has been certified as an enterprise storage solution for SAP HANA. We expect this will help further accelerate the application ecosystem for our joint customers.

Violin All Flash Arrays are available from Violin Memory. SAP HANA is available from SAP and its authorized partners. Flash storage solutions 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. Violins All Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX (OPXA) savings for building the next generation data center. Violins 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 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.

SAP, Adaptive Server and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other brand or product names used in this public announcement may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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 HANA, the business, financial and other benefits and results that may be achieved by the use of Violin Memory Arrays for SAP HANA, and statements relating to Violin Memorys 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 Memorys 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 Memorys history of large purchases by a limited number of customers; risks associated with a transition in executive leadership; its relationship with Toshiba as its sole supplier of flash-based memory; risks associated with the development, production and support of Violin Memorys 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 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.

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