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Violin Memory Joins OpenStack Foundation to Bring Flash Storage Solutions to Cloud Computing Environments

Violin Memory®, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has joined the OpenStack® Foundation as a corporate member to collaborate with other industry leaders and promote open standards for cloud computing.

As a new OpenStack Foundation corporate member, Violin offers its all flash storage arrays with an iSCSI plug-in option for customers running business applications on the OpenStack platform. Currently in beta is a Fibre Channel plug-in supporting OpenStack that will be available in the second quarter of the calendar year.

For enterprise level compatibility and rapid customer implementations in OpenStack environments, Violin is also participating in the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. The Partner Network ensures that the Violin All Flash storage array technology has been thoroughly tested and certified by Red Hat as a fully-supported OpenStack solution.

“Red Hat is excited to work with Violin Memory and offer their flash storage array solutions that OpenStack users consider a critical piece of their infrastructure,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat.

“As customers venture into the cloud, Violin offers market leading solutions such as the Violin All Flash Array with extremely high performance and low total cost of ownership to our customers on the OpenStack platform. We look forward to advancing the OpenStack mission in collaboration with the Foundation members,” said Erik Randles, vice president business development, Violin Memory.

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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. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/violinmemory

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, scalability and cost effectiveness of Violin Memory products, the business, financial and other benefits and results, including but not limited to cost of ownership and return on investment, that may be achieved by the use of Violin Memory products, 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 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 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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