Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage
arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the
enterprise, announced today the promotion of Steve Dalton to senior vice
president of engineering from vice president of software. Mr. Dalton
joined Violin one year ago from Intel where he was the general manager
of Intel's Datacenter flash software organization. Dalton reports to
Kevin DeNuccio, president and chief executive officer of Violin Memory.
Mr. Dalton has more than 30 years of experience in the storage and
networking markets, and brings extensive knowledge in compute, storage
systems and flash infrastructures. He has designed, built and scaled
talented, fast-paced engineering teams to drive productivity and
success. In his new role at Violin, he will leverage his experience to
develop industry-leading core array products into an expanded product
portfolio that addresses the major enterprise datacenter flash market.
"Since joining Violin, Steve has led our software strategy and
development teams. As senior vice president of engineering, he will
drive the focused efforts of our entire engineering organization," said
Kevin DeNuccio. "His engineering knowledge of flash combined with his
ability to develop and manage effective engineering teams will be
critical to Violin's long-term strategy to provide advanced data
management software to the market."
"Violin's leading-edge flash technology continues to surpass the
capabilities of any offering on the market," said Steve Dalton. "Violin
is well-positioned to differentiate and offer an outstanding and
attractive flash solution portfolio."
Mr. Dalton joined Violin one year ago from Intel where he was the
general manager of the company's datacenter flash software organization,
responsible for flash development for enterprise datacenters. Prior to
Intel, Mr. Dalton served as general manager of the File Storage Division
at FalconStor Software, where he managed a product portfolio that
enabled storage virtualization and business continuity in heterogeneous
environments. Prior to FalconStor, Dalton was general manager and senior
vice president of engineerng for Quantum where he built the Tiered
Storage System Division into a highly profitable, multi-million dollar
business centered on the software de-duplication platform (DXi). Earlier
in his career, he was vice president of engineering, then chief
executive officer of Gadzoox Networks which was successfully sold to
Broadcom Corporation. Steve was also one of the original developers to
implement the storage architecture for high-speed, 3D graphics I/O at
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Dalton holds multiple patents, and is a published author as well as
co-author of a book titled FWB's Guide to Storage. He holds a
B.S. in applied engineering technology from Cal Poly and an M.B.A. in
executive management from St. Mary's College of California.
About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory enables businesses to access real-time information by
delivering all flash storage solutions that close the compute storage
gap. Named by Gartner Inc. as the 2012 market share leader in
flash-based storage systems, Violin Memory brings storage performance
in-line with demanding, high-speed applications, servers and networks at
disk economics. Violin Memory solutions are optimized from the ground up
to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash technologies, enabling
performance at compelling economics for business-critical applications,
virtualized environments, and big data in enterprise data centers.
Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara,
California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including statements regarding Violin Memory's long-term strategy to
provide advanced data management software to the market and its position
to differentiate and offer outstanding and attractive flash solutions
portfolio. There are a significant number of factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press
release, including: Violin Memory's history of large purchases by a
limited number of customers; its limited operating history, particularly
as a new public company; risks associated with a transition in executive
leadership; its relationship with Toshiba as its sole supplier of
flash-based memory; as well as general market, political, economic and
business conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties that could
affect Violin Memory's financial results are included under the captions
"Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations," in the company's quarterly report
on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, and is available on the Company's investor relations website
and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on
information available to the Company 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.
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. All other brand or
product names used in this public announcement may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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