Mark Lewis shares knowledge accrued during 30-year career to focus on the rapidly evolving storage market in thought-leadership articles

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2018 – Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Violin® Systems LLC, the leading provider of extreme-performance enterprise storage, has become a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level technology executives and leaders.

Forbes, one of the most-iconic media companies in the world, and the team behind YEC, a world-class entrepreneurship organization, created a new kind of professional community to create a platform for exceptional business leaders to come together and exchange ideas that help overcome challenges and create new opportunities within the industry. Lewis was recruited and invited based on his depth of experience, as well as his perspective and contributions to the field of technology. As part of the Council, Lewis will share thought-leadership articles and industry-related tips for publication on

Through his more than 30-year career, Lewis has leveraged his extensive experience in driving storage and software solutions adopted by some of the largest enterprises in the world to grow several new businesses to more than $250 million in revenue, using acquisitions to transform existing businesses and managing several multi-billion-dollar product divisions at company’s such as EMC, Compaq and others. He joined Violin as executive chairman in March 2018 and CEO in May 2018.

“With a strong community of business leaders, the Forbes Technology Council presents an excellent opportunity for expressing my thoughts about the direction the industry is headed and to hear first-hand from others about their experiences,” said Lewis. “A constantly changing marketplace of solutions creates challenges for organizations trying to maximize their operational efficiencies. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on what the next era of computing will transition to and what the requirements are that will drive the need for change on my CommunityVoice contributions on”

Lewis’ first CommunityVoice article, “The Cloud-era of computing is just about over, so what’s next,” is now available on

About Violin Systems

Violin provides extreme-performance storage at the price of traditional primary storage to help customers maximize the value of their business-critical data in ways never thought possible. Offering a unique combination of data protection, business continuity and data reduction services with high throughput and low latency, the Violin Flash Storage Platform enables businesses to improve their operational efficiency to meet today’s and tomorrow’s business demands. With immediate access to information needed to achieve higher revenue and increase customer satisfaction, Violin’s uncompromising approach enables data-driven organizations to deploy critical applications that support operations across the enterprise in order to quickly grow their success and extend their market leadership. That’s why Violin is the only company customers depend on when they need to simplify their storage, simplify their data center and simplify their businesses.