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December 14, 2016  12:58 PM

Violin Memory’s sad song leads to bankruptcy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

Cash-bleeding all-flash array vendor Violin Memory today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and will seek to sell off its assets at an auction next month. After years of financial problems, Violin petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for Chapter 11 relief. In a...

September 9, 2016  7:58 AM

Violin Memory’s latest quarter to forget

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

With time and money running out, Violin Memory next week will take another shot at launching a successful all-flash array. It might be its last shot – Violin  doesn’t have enough money to last another year at its current losses. Violin on Wednesday will launch its next family of Flash...


May 25, 2016  2:13 PM

Violin Memory’s struggles continue

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory had little to show for its turnaround efforts last quarter. The all-flash vendor’s revenue declined and it continue to lose money, prompting the CEO to tell investors he feels their pain. Violin Tuesday reported $9.7 million in revenue for last quarter, down from $12.1 million...


March 24, 2016  9:31 AM

Violin Memory fuses with Stream, creates FlashSync

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory is trying to push its all-flash arrays into the financial services market through a partnership with U.K. software vendor Stream Financial. The vendors have combined to launch what they call a data appliance portal. The product,...


March 11, 2016  7:51 AM

Violin Memory receives no offers, makes few sales in Q4

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory finished its hunt for a buyer without a deal. It did land a few partnerships, while shedding a quarter of its workforce and closing few sales of its all-flash storage...


February 12, 2016  5:02 PM

Violin looks to jump-start all-flash sales with bundled kits

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

Violin Memory’s latest all-flash arrays haven’t received the warm reaction in the market the vendor hoped for, so it’s releasing bundled systems that will make it easier and cheaper to...


December 3, 2015  9:59 AM

Did Violin Memory just hang a ‘For Sale’ sign?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

All-flash pioneer Violin Memory can’t sell enough all-flash arrays to make money. So its next move could be to sell itself in its entirety. After another disappointing quarter, Violin CEO...


July 30, 2015  9:27 AM

FalconStor lands OEM deals with Kaminario, X-IO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
FalconStor, Kaminario, Violin Memory, X-IO

FalconStor’s 2015 revenue has been paltry at the mid-way point of the year, but the vendor is crowing about new OEM deals for its FreeStor data services...


June 3, 2015  9:02 AM

Violin still searching for right notes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

The red hot all-flash array remains ice cold for Violin Memory. Violin reported revenue of $12.1 million for last quarter. That was down 33.3 percent from last year and 41 percent from last quarter, and well below the vendor’s previous forecast of from $21 million to $24 million. Violin lost...


March 6, 2015  3:31 PM

Violin Memory still playing out of tune

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory initiated a turnaround plan under a new CEO a year ago and still has little to show for it. It’s been a busy year for Violin under CEO Kevin DeNuccio, with several new...


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