|Acquired by||Violin Memory|
|Description||Hardware and software solutions|
GridIron Systems, founded in 2007, is a venture-backed company based in Sunnyvale, California, focused on hardware and software solutions that accelerate today’s data-driven enterprises and service provider organizations. Specifically, GridIron’s mission is to help these organizations remove performance bottlenecks in their data centers – particularly within their data storage infrastructure – to significantly improve the response time of the critical applications that power their business. The members of the GridIron management team have been instrumental in the growth and success of many leading technology companies, including Force 10 Networks, Brocade, Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Sierra Monolithics.