An Open Letter from Violin Systems Regarding the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

Customer Success is at the Cornerstone of Violin Systems’s Turnaround.

Over the past two years, we have divested a PCIe business, stopped manufacturing our historical product line, and have introduced a completely new, fully integrated hardware and software all flash storage solution. As a result, Violin is a different company. The new product line is doing very well, with sales growing from $1M to $17M in the first year with more than 60 of the largest enterprises in the world including 5 Fortune 100’s.

As a public company, Violin’s financial performance is fully transparent. As a result, Violin finds itself challenged by current Wall Street perspectives and quarterly expectations and Violin believes the Gartner report is a reflection of this current state as a public turnaround, versus the value proposition we have delivered and will continue to our customers.

Bottom-line, Violin is Committed to Changing these Perceptions.

We will do so by demonstrating superior products and solutions that accelerate industry movement to all flash and by offering unmatched customer support to ensure customer success. We were the visionaries that created this industry. We are the visionary leaders offering the only fully integrated suite of enterprise data services in an all flash array.

Fortune 100 and Global 1000 customers continue to select Violin Systems, as they did when the company founded the all flash market, because of Violin’s leading technology solutions that are enabling the mainstream transformation of the data center. These customers understand the fundamental competitive advantage that can be achieved by leveraging technology to do things previously not possible.

Violin has work to do to effectively ensure that the financial and industry analysts fully understand and appreciate the transformation Violin has taken on behalf of its customers. And we will do so.

To learn more about Violin’s Visionary status, industry leading product performance, and customer enabling capabilities, please join us for a major product announcement scheduled for September 14th.




SEPTEMBER 14, 2016