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Violin Memory Appoints Said Ouissal as Head of Worldwide Field Operations

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Violin Memory(R), Inc., (NYSE:VMEM) , a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that Said Ouissal has been named the new head of Violin’s Worldwide Field Operations.

Said Ouissal, Head of Worldwide Field Operations, Violin Memory

Said Ouissal, Head of Worldwide Field Operations, Violin Memory

Since joining the company in early 2014, Ouissal had been Violin’s senior vice president of Product Management and Strategy, and managed its worldwide team of System Engineers. He replaces Tom Mitchell who will stay with the company and work closely with Ouissal and Violin’s leadership team to execute a seamless transition.

“Said Ouissal’s technical acumen and customer engagement experience will provide our global sales force with strategic IT insight shared by very few in our industry,” said Kevin DeNuccio, president and CEO at Violin Memory. “As Violin delivers its all flash technology solutions, replacing traditional primary, disk-based storage in the data center, Ouissal is uniquely qualified to align customer requirements with the transition to an all flash data center.”

About Violin Memory

Business in a Flash. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage PlatformsTM. Violin ConcertoTM OS 7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin’s patented Flash Fabric ArchitectureTM for cloud, enterprise and virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings while helping customers build the next generation data center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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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 regarding Mr. Ouissal’s potential contributions to Violin Memory and Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory’s business performance and financial results, including those set forth 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-K for fiscal year 2015, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory’s investor relations website at and on the SEC’s website at 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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