What’s new in NAND This Morning: OCZ & VMEM

March 12, 2012

OCZ makes some very cool announcements — adds OEM partners


Violin Memory closes a huge deal w/ a Federal Integrator


When Violin-Memory’s CEO Don Basile Speaks Out, People Listen…

January 31, 2012

The solid-state memory storage sector often gets a bad rap on pricing, Basile said.

“The mid-tier and below market is quite confused right now [about whether to move to pure SSD storage],” he said. “We’re finding a bifurcation in the market. We’re able to deal with large banks, Internet properties and government buyers very easily. They’re the ones who’ve helped shape our product line over the last two-plus years. That’s why we’re seeing traction with their platforms, and why we grew to $100 million four years faster than 3PAR, five years faster than Isilon, and two years faster than Data Domain.”

(repost:  http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Data-Storage/Violin-Memory-Pushing-Flash-Arrays-into-Tier-1-Storage-769120/)

Violin-Memory Ready to IPO

January 29, 2012

Over the weekend, Violin-Memory posted a job on LinkedIn for an SEC Compliance Manager:


Not to mention a ton of new job openings here and in Europe:


  • Linux Systems Administrator

    Tagged as: Engineering Services

    Violin Memory Engineering Systems team member required to participate in providing the engineering and support resources needed to drive an evolving, fast-paced engineering team in a startup environment.

  • SEC and Compliance Manager

    Tagged as: Finance

    This position will be responsible for managing all SEC reporting and managing the Company’s SOX compliance program.

  • ASIC Design Engineer

    Tagged as: Hardware

    Develop microarchitecture and RTL for high performance PCIe based RAID controller and flash controller. Drive synthesis, formal verification and timing closure (STA) of Storage controller ASIC. Candidate must be highly motivated, and well organized.

  • Verification Engineer

    Tagged as: Hardware

    Looking for a talented, motivated technical leader for Design Verification to design a verification environment for a set of storage devices, and have a big outcome on the acceptance of flash memory in large enterprises.

  • Release & Change Management Engineer

    Tagged as: Platform Engineering

    Administers and develops the source code control system for all mainframe and open server environments. Creates, tests and implements automated software code build and deployment scripts for mainframe and open server applications.

  • Product Marketing Manager

    Tagged as: Product Marketing

    The candidate will lead development of world class marketing materials that drive and support Violin’s leadership of the Flash Memory Array field in the marketplace. The candidate will develop/create a range of marketing materials and initiatives.

  • Channel Managers (Europe)

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    Proven record of building an international channels team in a high growth competitive environment.

  • Sales Engineers

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    The primary technical resource for the AM for both pre and post sales activities. SE’s will actively drive and managing the tech evaluation stage of the sales process via PoC

  • Sales Executives

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    Proven track record of selling and partnering in the data center environment required.

  • Sales Executives – UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    Proven track record of selling and partnering in the data center environment required. Country, region and language experience required.

  • Solutions Architect

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    A Solution Architect is a strong technical voice focused on key partner and customer relationships. A Solution Architect will work with customers and partners to design solutions that will create customer success.

  • System Engineers – UK, France, Germany & Scandinavia

    Tagged as: Sales/Business Development

    Experience in both pre and post sales of enterprise Storage & Computing solutions. High speed networking knowledge required – FC & 10Gb technologies. Hands on POC support skills a must. Country, region and language experience required.

  • Data Management Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking experienced software developers to lead development of data mobility (Replication, Snapshots etc.) and reduction (Compression, De-dupe etc.) software features for a high performance storage array.

  • Device Driver Software Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking experienced high performance storage driver developer for existing drivers, adding/extending features and supporting new hardware. Candidate will work with OEM partners in porting drivers to custom environments.

  • Infiniband Device Driver Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking experienced Infiniband driver developer to lead development of an innovative high performance storage product. Requires proven experience with the IB protocol stack from RDMA and the verbs layer upward, including iSER and SRP.

  • Platform Integration Software Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Experienced software developer(s) to join Platform Integration Team. The engineer should have 5+ years experience software development, preferably in one or more of the following areas: embedded OS, networked storage or high availability systems.

  • Senior Web Interface Engineer (Front End Development)

    Tagged as: Software

    You will be responsible building the web-based front end interface for a new class of flash-based infrastructure product at Violin Memory

  • Storage Appliance Software Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking embedded software developers with experience implementing features for storage appliances.

  • Systems Management Software Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking experienced systems management developer with experience in appliance or embedded products.

  • Windows Storage Device Driver Engineer

    Tagged as: Software

    Seeking experienced Windows storage driver developer for existing drivers and new driver development, adding/extending features and supporting new hardware.

  • Technical Support Engineers

    Tagged as: Support

    The Technical Support Engineer provides phone, email and remote technical support and is responsible for assisting customers and field personnel with installation, configuration and troubleshooting our direct and SAN attached FLASH storage products.

Don Basile CEO of Violin Memory: Flash is the Future

December 15, 2011

The New TMS Ramsan 720: Next Move in the Flash Appliance Wars

December 9, 2011

You can read about this at THEREGISTER and STORAGESEARCH or go straight to the datasheet HERE.