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Violin Memory Wins EdTech Digest Award for Virtualization Solution

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application, virtual, and cloud solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company was recognized with the Cool Tool EdTech Digest Award for Virtualization Solutions. Violin enabled the consolidation and acceleration of the storage solutions supporting Collier County Public Schools, while, improving greatly the performance of the school district’s SQL Server applications and the delivery of education technology services and user experience for 45,000 students and 7,000 employees.

Violin flash storage arrays enabled the consolidation of Collier County Public School’s storage from multiple racks of traditional disk storage subsystems to less than a single rack. The consolidation yielded significant floor space savings, dramatic reduction in power and cooling costs, and streamlined administration for the IT Department. Using the Violin solution, Collier sustained random read and write transactions for its petabyte of data, including a massive Microsoft SQL Server data warehouse that supports online testing for its 45,000 students. The high performance of the Violin array eliminated the need to overprovision server hardware and software licenses, saving the district’s IT Department approximately $200,000 in hardware capital expenditures alone, through the purchasing of smaller servers and the consolidation of SQL Server instances.

“Violin solutions continue to deliver critical business value across industries in finance, education, healthcare, retail, and several other markets,” said Eric Herzog, chief marketing officer at Violin Memory. “Collier County Public Schools is just one example of how our technology brings real benefits to an organization by improving IT and cloud infrastructures. The EdTech Digest Award is a great validation for Violin and the Collier County Public Schools’ IT department.”

According to Victor Rivero, editor in chief of EdTech Digest, “For so many reasons, the education technology space is moving forward with great momentum and a robust spirit. We are shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest tools, leaders and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution for the benefit of future generations.”

Read more about how Collier County Public Schools improved its education technology services with Violin Memory.

About the EdTech Digest Awards Program

Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education.

About EdTech Digest

EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory enables businesses to access real-time information by delivering all flash storage solutions that close the compute storage gap. Named by Gartner Inc. as the 2012 market share leader in flash-based storage systems, Violin Memory brings storage performance in-line with demanding, high-speed applications, servers and networks at disk economics. Violin Memory solutions are optimized from the ground up to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash technologies, enabling performance at compelling economics for business-critical applications, virtualized environments, and big data in enterprise data centers. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit

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