Violin Memory Acquires Gear6 Assets

Memory Array innovator makes a strategic move into NAS data center space

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 16, 2010 — Violin Memory, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest and most scalable memory arrays, today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Mountain View-based Gear6, provider of NAS and Memcached solutions which improve the scalability of dynamic web applications and content.  The venture funded Gear6 portfolio includes over 30 customers and multiple patents related to NFS Caching and Memcached.

“Gear6’s installed base of customers is highly synergistic with our current go-to-market strategy,” said Violin Memory Chief Operating Officer Dixon Doll, Jr. “Gear6 was founded to accelerate data center applications and solve the I/O bottleneck which matches well with Violin’s ‘silicon data center’ vision.”

“Gear6’s proven high speed NFS caching combined with the Violin 3000 10 Terabyte  Memory Array will allow us to front end NFS installations solving the performance issues of today’s NAS devices,” said Violin Memory CEO Don Basile, “We have an experienced team with a background in rolling up technology companies and then successfully integrating into the core product roadmap, and we will continue to pursue scaling our company via acquisition when it aligns with our corporate strategy.”

About Gear6

Gear6 is a provider of scalable centralized caching solutions. The company’s solutions are designed to improve application performance while reducing total storage costs. By eliminating shared I/O bottlenecks, the company’s appliances accelerate data center I/O performance and increase server utilization levels to help enterprises maximize storage and server investments. The company provides visibility into how application workloads are influenced by server virtualization, clustered computing, and Web-scale environments to improve and manage sustainable I/O performance.  Gear6 raised over $24 million in venture capital during its operations.

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory is pioneering the future of enterprise solid state systems, with memory arrays that accelerate business critical applications and enable companies to virtualize and optimize their IT infrastructure. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability and serviceability, Violin’s flash-based appliances scale to tens of terabytes of capacity, millions of IOPS per second, with a low and spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information on Violin Memory products, visit www.vmem.com.

Contacts

Violin Memory:
Eastwick Communications
Amy Jackson, 650-480-4032
violin@eastwick.com