Outside Magazine Names SolidFire One of America's Best Places to Work in 2015

Largest Privately Held All-Flash Storage Company Selected for Second Consecutive Year for Continuing to Advance the Way the World Uses the Cloud and Fostering an Exceptional Work-Life Balance

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, announced today that it has been selected by OUTSIDE Magazine's Best Places to Work 2015. The annual list recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play, encouraging them to lead an active lifestyle, be eco-conscious and prioritize giving back to the community. This is the second consecutive year that SolidFire (#40) has been included on the list.

"As a growing company in a competitive and thriving market, it is critical that we retain the balance and positive work atmosphere that makes SolidFire so unique," said Dave Wright, CEO and founder of SolidFire. "This award confirms that we have done just that. We have an amazing team of hardworking, innovative minds. Being named a Best Place to Work demonstrates that we are dedicated to providing our employees a fun and flexible work environment that will help them grow each of their own careers and in turn, help our customers achieve their goals."

SolidFire delivers the industry's leading all-flash storage system that enables companies to transition to the Next Generation Data Center. Born out of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world, SolidFire solutions enable greater agility, automation and scalability for large-scale IT environments, all while guaranteeing performance to thousands of applications from a single, shared infrastructure. Providing an unmatched opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology, SolidFire offers a comprehensive package of 100 percent employer-paid benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, along with flexible work hours and unlimited paid vacation time.

Inclusion on the list is just the most recent in a series of accolades for the company. In recent months, SolidFire and CEO Dave Wright earned the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year® award, the Colorado Technology Association APEX Award for CEO of the Year, the Stratus Award for Cloud Executive of the Year, a spot on Greatist's 44 Healthiest Companies to Work For list and inclusion on Built In Colorado's The Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado list.

"The companies recognized in this year's Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office," said Scott Rosenfield, Online Editor, OUTSIDE. "The new categories in this year's list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields -- making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs."

To compile its list, OUTSIDE reviewed each organization's policies, practices and demographics, keeping in mind the following five values: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear and Media. Additional criteria included employee reviews of corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall staff engagement.

SolidFire has experienced impressive growth over the past year, increasing its staff to more than 270 employees in Colorado and 430 total employees worldwide. As demand for flash storage continues to soar, SolidFire will continue to expand its employee base. Visit SolidFire's Career Page to view and apply for open positions, currently featuring over 20 opportunities across the U.S. and internationally.

About SolidFire

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.


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About the Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.