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Violin Memory Validated for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, today announced that its Violin® 6000 All Flash Array has been validated as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed specifically to address the storage needs of customers who already have or are thinking about implementing VDI using XenDesktop.

The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program helps guide customers with their VDI storage needs. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test environment that contains the necessary compute resources to generate an 800-user reference XenDesktop deployment, and thus demonstrating the appropriate amount of storage performance and capacity with a cost-efficient design. Partners whose technology satisfies the test criteria validated as part of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Verified for 800 users.

“Violin Memory has satisfactorily completed the testing requirements to join the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program,” said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. “Through this program, we are working with our storage partners to help provide our joint customers with guidance in choosing storage solutions for their XenDesktop VDI deployments. By taking part in the program, Violin is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready Program, we are able to offer customers extremely high performance solutions that combine our Violin 6000 All-Flash Array with Citrix XenDesktop products at a low total cost of ownership,” said Erik Randles, vice president at Violin Memory. “Our test results and all-flash array storage solutions demonstrate our ability to work closely with industry leading partners, provide market leading virtualization and cloud solutions, and through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, provide the highest quality experience for our customers.”

About Citrix Ready

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, CloudPortal™, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

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 datacenter economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to the results delivered by and the performance and availability of Violin Memory’s products and Violin Memory’s strategic plans, growth and profitability. 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 at and on the SEC's website at All forward-looking statements in this public announcement 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.

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