Violin Memory Acquires GridIron Systems

Violin Memory Acquires GridIron Systems 
GridIron Systems Brings Additional Application Acceleration and
Caching Technologies to Violin's Portfolio of Memory Array Solutions 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --   Violin Memory,
provider of a new class of high-performance flash-based storage
systems, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of
GridIron Systems, a pioneer in data center application acceleration.
GridIron solutions accelerate the performance of a wide range of
enterprise applications including online transaction processing
(OLTP), data warehouses, virtualization and big data analytics. 
"The acquisition of GridIron Systems complements and expands Violin
Memory's strategy of offering memory-based solutions that accelerate
business critical applications while optimizing IT infrastructures,"
said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "The expanded talent,
technology and intellectual property position Violin Memory at the
forefront of the ongoing transformation of enterprise data centers to
memory-based architectures." 
Violin Memory provides its customers with tier 1 Flash Memory Array
solutions that enable them to achieve some of the highest performance
benchmarks for a variety of enterprise applications. GridIron brings
sophisticated intellectual property for SAN-based caching and
application acceleration to Violin's market leading portfolio of
Flash Memory Array solutions.  
"GridIron's patented algorithms enable dramatic application
acceleration in data center SAN environments by non-intrusively
learning about input/output (I/O) access patterns and caching an
application's active dataset," said Som Sikdar, founder and CTO of
GridIron Systems. "By combining GridIron intellectual property and
Violin Memory Array technologies, we can deliver solutions that will
allow companies to transform the way they deploy and manage
applications in their data center." 
GridIron System's business, engineering and operations units have
been successfully integrated with Violin Memory.  
About Violin Memory, Inc.
 Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of
high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to
bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications,
servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically
desig
ned at each level of the system architecture starting with
memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent
capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance
requirements of business critical applications, virtualized
environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers.
Specifically designed for sustained performance with high
reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of
terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded
in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
For more information about Violin Memory products, visit
www.vmem.com.  
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