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Violin Memory Receives Gold and Silver Awards in Network Products 2014 Annual Guide for Best Deployments and Case Studies in the USA and Europe

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, announced today that the company won two top awards in the “Best Deployments and Case Studies” category in the Network Products Guide 2014 Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Violin Memory received a gold award in the sub-category “Suitable for USA” for its work with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), and a silver award in the sub-category “Suitable for Europe” for its work with VRT Webfarm.

These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognition in every facet of the IT industry. Violin was awarded gold for its work with NCCD by accelerating the company’s overnight reporting processes with its Oracle database. The result was a solution that produced reports in about three hours, an 85 percent improvement in report turnaround times and a reduction in licensing costs from three to two Oracle RAC nodes.

Violin Memory received the silver in Europe for its work with VRT Webfarm by meeting their growing service levels to deliver content from three TV stations, radio stations as well as internet broadcasts to three million Belgians. After deploying Violin all-flash array solutions to VRT’s core system, Webfarm’s web server development time accelerated by 10 times and virtual machine (VM) creation time improved 90 percent - from 20 minutes down to two minutes. The end result was an 800 percent improvement in VM creation time.

“Violin Memory’s all-flash arrays have time and time again shown our customers dramatic business-impacting economics by drastically improving the performance of tier one applications,” said Eric Herzog, chief marketing officer at Violin Memory. “These two awards are further proof points of how Violin’s technology is ushering in the reality of an all-flash data center and that the economic tipping point to migrate away from disk-based storage has arrived.”

About Violin Memory, Inc.

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

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

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, the Violin Memory logo, Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) and Concerto are trademarks of Violin Memory, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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: (1) the possible business, financial and other results that customers and others may realize by using Violin’s products; and (2) 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. 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-Q, 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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