Mountain View, Calif. – March 28, 2012 – Violin Memory, Inc., provider of one of the world’s fastest and most scalable flash Memory Arrays, today welcomes Narayan Venkat as the company’s vice president (VP) of product management. With 20 years of expertise in storage, data management and virtualization platforms, Venkat, former VP of Cloud Infrastructure at VMware, will drive Violin’s strategy to build a portfolio of scalable flash storage systems to accelerate the adoption of flash for business critical applications, big data analytics and virtualization.
At VMWare, Venkat led the company’s storage initiatives for the vSphere virtualization platform. Prior to that, he was VP and business line director for the Engenio Storage Group at LSI Corporation, managing the $800 million storage systems product suite. Before Onstor was acquired by LSI Corporation, Venkat was instrumental in driving the product and go-to-market strategies for the company’s enterprise NAS solution. He also led product strategy for Netapp’s NAS, SAN and storage management solutions.
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