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Violin Systems' CEO Named to Forbes Technology Council

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

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 Forbes.com.

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 Forbes.com."

Lewis' first CommunityVoice article, "The
Cloud-era of computing is just about over, so what's next
," is now
available on Forbes.com.

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.

For more information visit violinsystems.com
and Violin
Insight blog
.

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