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Violin Memory Announces Flash Acceleration Option for SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise and SAP IQ

Violin Memory®, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for enterprises, today announced a new enterprise-grade solution for SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE) and SAP IQ software. Violin Memory Arrays for SAP ASE and SAP IQ can deliver more than 10 times the performance acceleration and up to 90 percent reduction in operating expenses over legacy disk-based architectures and environments.1 The Flash Acceleration Option is now available for SAP ASE and SAP IQ workloads utilizing Violin Flash Arrays.

“Violin Memory Arrays are currently the number one market share leader in flash storage according to Gartner2,” said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP at Violin Memory. “The proven value of performance with lowest cost per transaction, now offered in support of SAP software, is an important strategic play for SAP solution-based workloads. We believe the option provides a game-changing moment in the market for customers looking for lights-out execution and extreme value.”

The Flash Acceleration Option delivers an optimized configuration in support of SAP ASE and SAP IQ as well as priority support for users. Customers that move database workloads onto platforms equipped with Violin storage may achieve 10 times application acceleration with a reduction of over 60 percent in power, cooling and space consumption, as well as a decrease in storage footprint of up to 90 percent.3

“We anticipate that the Flash Acceleration Option will deliver outstanding benefits to customers deploying SAP ASE and SAP IQ on Violin Arrays,” said Karl Heinz-Hoffmann, vice president, SAP Database Go to Market at SAP. “The option includes best practices that can help customers achieve optimal database performance.”

Violin Flash Memory Arrays are available from Violin Memory. The Acceleration Option for Flash is now available from SAP and its ecosystem partners. Flash storage arrays from Violin Memory are also delivered as the shared storage option for the FUJITSU Power Appliance for SAP ASE.


About Violin Memory

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 data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.violin-memory.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/violinmemory

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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 with respect to the performance of Violin Memory Arrays for SAP ASE and SAP IQ, the business, financial and other benefits and results that may be achieved by the use of Violin Memory Arrays for SAP ASE and SAP IQ, and statements relating to Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from results that may be achieved by the use of Windows Flash Array, and statements relating to Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this public announcement, including: Violin Memory's limited operating history, particularly as a new public company, the competition faced by Violin Memory in the marketplace; Violin Memory’s history of large purchases by a limited number of customers; risks associated with a transition in executive leadership; its relationship with Toshiba as its sole supplier of flash-based memory; risks associated with the development, production and support of Violin Memory’s products; and numerous other market, political, economic and business conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory's business performance and financial results are included 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, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at investor.violin-memory.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 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.

SAP Forward-looking Statement

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

1 The Violin 6000 Flash Memory Arrays are certified for interoperability with SAP ASE. During preliminary internal testing, SAP saw 10x improvement in the performance of SAP ASE running on Violin Flash Memory.

2 Gartner: Market Share Analysis: SSD Component and SSD-Based Appliances Worldwide, 2012, June 2013

3 In relation to legacy disk-based storage and the necessary power and maintenance required when compared to solid-state flash storage.

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