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SANTA CLARA, CA – (Marketwired – May 1st 2017) – Violin Memory, Inc. (“Company” or “Violin”) today announced that Ebrahim Abbasi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, effective April 24, 2017. Violin, which was acquired by Quantum Partners LP effective April 21, 2017, is the disruptive pioneer of the All Flash Array market. Violin’s industry leading All Flash Arrays are used by global enterprises to deliver high performance, ultra-low latency with tightly integrated data services for mission critical applications.

Mr. Abbasi previously served as Violin’s Chief Operating Officer, and has an established track record in both leading established companies to substantial growth and leading turnaround companies to success. Prior to joining Violin, Ebrahim served as president of Roamware, Inc. (now Mobileum Inc.), where he was responsible for restructuring and refocusing the company on a successful growth plan. Prior to Roamware, Mr. Abbasi was resident and chief operating officer at Force10 Networks Inc., where he transformed the company into a major cloud computing provider and led its acquisition by Dell Inc. in 2011.  Before joining Force10, Mr. Abbasi was senior vice president and chief operating officer/chief information officer for Redback Networks, Inc., where he directly contributed to the turnaround of the company’s corporate operations functions that led to the acquisition by Ericsson in 2006.

Violin is well positioned to regain its disruptive innovation leadership and continue its tradition of customer excellence. I am honored to lead this transformation,” said Mr. Abbasi.


About Violin

Violin, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to their company by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform™, powered by Concerto OS™, a fully integrated storage operating system, is the industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: low latency, affordability, density, scalability and performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. Founded in 2005, Violin is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.vmem.com.

Media Contact:
Toni Belknap
Violin Memory, Inc.
650-396-1659
tbelknap@vmem.com