49ERS ANNOUNCE VIOLIN MEMORY AS FOUNDING PARTNER OF NEW SANTA CLARA STADIUM
Global company becomes official data storage provider for the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers have taken another step toward the team’s goal to provide a symphony of technology services for the new Santa Clara stadium, and the latest member of the orchestra is Violin Memory, based in Mountain View, California. The 49ers today announced the global company as a Founding Partner of the stadium. The long-term partnership inks Violin as the 49ers official and exclusive data storage provider for the 68,500-seat stadium that will open for the 2014 NFL season, as well as for the remainder at Candlestick.
“The 49ers are creating strategic partnerships with some of the world’s most innovative companies to showcase a world-class fan experience,” said 49ers CEO Jed York, “Our major stadium partnerships are built on a platform of sustainability and technology. Violin Memory is one of the first Founding Partners and the company’s flash Memory Array systems will be critical to achieving our goals.”
Violin’s products and expertise will provide key building blocks in the technology infrastructure of the stadium, and in turn, the company will have exclusive branding in the suite tower, a signature feature of the new stadium. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
“It is an honor to partner with the 49ers as they seek to build the best stadium globally by utilizing technology from some of the world’s best companies for a unique fan experience,” said Dixon Doll, Jr., Chief Operating Officer for Violin Memory. “The 49ers are one of the premier brands in professional sports, and Violin Memory is proud of our alliance.”
Team leadership said the alliance is an important step for the building.
“The 49ers are going to bring the ultimate integration of technology and live sports to our fans," said Yu. “Violin provides the ideal storage solution for our in-stadium, high-concurrency, low latency video and mobile application needs. We are thrilled to be partnering with Don and his team."
As a Founding Partner, Violin will hold exclusive rights in its business category at the stadium. It will also have branding rights in the Suite Tower.
Dr. Donald Basile, CEO of Violin Memory, states, “Today is a historic day in our company''s evolution as we become the 49ers preferred partner for data storage. The 49ers will utilize our products to deliver an enhanced fan experience. Their decision to partner with a pioneering Silicon Valley company validates our vision to deliver Tier 1 storage at the speed of memory.”
The stadium in Santa Clara will be the new home to the San Francisco 49ers. It was designed by HNTB and is being built by Turner/Devcon; the stadium is expected to be one of the world''s best outdoor sports and entertainment centers, setting the standard for the next generation of sports venues. The $1.2 billion venue will have 1.85 million square feet, seat approximately 68,500 and will feature an expected 165 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats. It was designed to be a multi-purpose facility with the flexibility to host a wide range of events including, domestic and international soccer,
college football, motocross, concerts and various civic events, and will be expandable for major
events such as the Super Bowl. For more information, go to www.newsantaclarastadium.com.
ABOUT VIOLIN MEMORY
Violin Memory is pioneering the future of flash memory storage in the enterprise data center. Violin Memory Arrays deliver storage at the speed of memory, accelerating business critical applications and enabling fully virtualized and optimized IT infrastructures. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin flash Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in
Mountain View, California.
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