SAN JOSE, Calif., February 13, 2018– Violin® Systems LLC, the enterprise storage industry leader for extreme performance with consistent low latency and data services, announced today that it has chosen HARMAN International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to extend research and development efforts for its pioneering Flash Storage Platform™. Choosing HARMAN will accelerate the time-to-market of Violin’s portfolio of innovative technologies by augmenting the company’s engineering core with the technical expertise of the HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) division.

“One of the greatest resources a company can have is its human capital and at Violin we have been blessed by the richness of employees on our engineering team,” said Ebrahim Abbasi, Violin Systems’ CEO and president. “With this partnership with HARMAN, we can better leverage our existing team by supplementing their efforts with established experts in enterprise infrastructure technologies to quickly and efficiently improve existing and future product lines. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with HARMAN as we continue to solve business challenges facing today’s enterprises.”

By selecting HARMAN, Violin can quickly increase the size of its R&D engineering team with industry-leading talent and technical expertise as a complement to Violin’s engineering experts in building products with high performance and ultra low latency with data services. Together, Violin with HCS will accelerate R&D efforts to provide customers advanced features, functionalities, integrations and readiness.

“As the market continues to see wider adoption of flash-enabled storage systems, there is an increasing need to deploy products and solutions that can scale and address the needs of enterprises transforming their data centers. HARMAN’s Digitial Transformation Solutions team is excited to join Violin in developing new efficiencies and creating a joint center of excellence for the industry,” said Sandeep Kalra, senior vice president and GM for HARMAN Connected Services.

With the Violin Flash Storage Platform, enterprises can transition from legacy storage solutions to enterprise-class, all-flash storage to achieve favorable CAPEX and OPEX scenarios. The Violin Flash Storage Platform features performance optimized platform with rich data services to enable the transition of storage from legacy solution to all-flash, helping businesses achieve high throughput and lower latency. Whether organizations need improved performance, primary storage or additional capacity, the Violin Storage Platform provides the ability to support growth, improve efficiency and manageability, and deliver consistent and predictable service levels without breaking the IT budget.

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 San Jose, California.