Violin Memory and Landmark Ventures Announce Strategic Partnership

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Violin Memory, Inc. and Landmark Ventures announce a strategic partnership designed to expand the global impact of Violin's ground-breaking flash memory array technology, which is redefining the standard for solid state cost-for-performance in enterprise deployments.

Landmark Ventures, a technology-focused strategic advisory and investment-banking firm, facilitates the delivery of unique and competitive technologies to fill pressing needs and address infrastructure trends within the enterprise space. Anthony Juliano, Chief Technology Officer for Landmark, believes that Violin holds the disruptive technology that will spark a 'storage revolution.'

Violin's latest solution provides high-performance, hot-swappable flash memory array with integrated flash RAID at a much lower cost per useable GByte and sustainable ten-fold performance advantage over leading competitors.

"The recent proliferation of NAND flash in consumer devices like iPods and the recent strategic partnership with Toshiba has enabled Violin to offer the cost-metrics needed to lead the solid state revolution in the storage market," said Mr. Juliano. "Large storage vendors treat flash as a supplementary strategy to hard disks because their revenues are driven by the same HDD aggregation hardware they have been selling for the past 20 years. Violin is the first company to aggregate flash as an enterprise storage solution, beyond just a cache strategy -- and it's been proven by their incredible economics and performance metrics that blow away all HDD/SSD systems to date."

"Violin is the pioneer in the solid state storage market and with our flash memory array we provide customers a truly cost-effective solution they find to be reliable, sustainable, available and serviceable allowing application acceleration across the datacenter," said Dixon Doll, Jr., COO of Violin Memory. "Our partnership with Landmark will help us to accelerate this solid state transformation over a much wider customer base."

About Violin Memory, Inc.: Violin Memory is pioneering the future of enterprise solid state systems, with flash Memory Arrays that deliver unprecedented sustainability and low spike-free latency for the company seeking to accelerate its business critical applications and to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructure. Specifically designed for extreme sustained performance with high reliability and serviceability, Violin's flash-based appliances scale to tens of terabytes of capacity, millions of IOPs per second, gigabytes per second of bandwidth at low latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

About Landmark Ventures: Landmark Ventures is a global investment bank and venture development firm serving growth-oriented technology and life sciences companies and their venture capital, private equity and enterprise investors. The firm's specific focus is on merger and acquisitions (buy-side and sell-side), financings, strategic advisory and venture/business development services. Landmark's clients and engagements span work with dynamic, high-growth private companies, middle market companies and large, established public companies, with a significant portion of engagements which include cross-border transactions involving the US, Canada, Europe and Israel.

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