According to Bloomberg, it looks like Violin Memory has filed to go public. The valuation may be about $2 billion or so.
The Bloomberg report indicates that the company used the “confidential” provision of the JOBS Act. This allows a company to submit an S-1 directly to the Securities & Exchange Commission, without having to make it available on EDGAR (that is, until a couple weeks before the IPO).
Interestingly enough, one of Violin’s rivals, Fusion-io (NYSE:FIO), pulled off a successful IPO a year ago. The shares are up about 60%.
Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPOPlaybook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He is also the author of “How to Create the Next Facebook.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.