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Fusion-io Enhances ION Data Accelerator with New Features for Availability, Scalability and Management

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- [SNW Europe Trade Show Stand 122] – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced new updates to its record-breaking Fusion ION Data Accelerator all-flash shared storage solution. With broader high availability (HA), increased performance and scalability, as well as simplified sharing and manageability, the new features enhance the appeal of ION Data Accelerator as an ideal flash-based storage consolidation solution for enterprises seeking to add a record-breaking flash performance tier for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases and other mission critical applications.

"Fusion ION Data Accelerator delivers outstanding performance for enterprise database workloads and has also recently set a number of world records in VMware VMmark scores with our OEM partners," said Afshin Daghi, Fusion-io Vice President of Systems Engineering. "Fusion ION Data Accelerator removes storage-related performance bottlenecks to maximize performance for enterprise applications.  This new release enhances the enterprise appeal of the ION Data Accelerator solution with features that deliver expanded options for high availability, scalability and management across the datacenter."

In addition to support for performance acceleration in highly available Fibre Channel SAN environments, Fusion ION Data Accelerator 2.2 now supports HA deployments in high performance InfiniBand and iSCSI environments for critical applications like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The new HA support in ION Data Accelerator provides the data availability database administrators require to ensure businesses can operate seamlessly while delivering breakthrough performance.

Fusion ION Data Accelerator now also features increased performance and scalability with higher bandwidth 56 gigabit FDR InfiniBand and 40 gigabit iSCSI interfaces. Customers can scale their database environment up to 448 gigabit in a single ION Data Accelerator by adding multiple, low latency, high bandwidth interfaces. This high performance connectivity simplifies network management and eliminates the potential storage network infrastructure performance limitations that exist with storage arrays serving demanding I/O applications. In addition, ION Data Accelerator extends the useful like of traditional storage by offloading performance related storage tasks.

Provided with Fusion-io products such as Fusion ION Data Accelerator at no extra charge, the Fusion ioSphere management software now offers simplified ION Data Accelerator manageability at scale in mission critical environments. Fusion ioSphere provides configuration and operational management of HA deployments and shared storage for multiple application environments. Independent storage pools can be concurrently created and managed within ioSphere for each application sharing the flash performance tier. Administrators can also dynamically and easily expand host connectivity as applications horizontally scale performance with the addition of new servers.

Fusion-io delivers the world's data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world's social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements concerning the potential benefits of the Fusion ION Data Accelerator solution. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, anticipated, or implied in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to, the risk that users of Fusion-io's products may not realize the expected benefits, and such other risks set forth in the registration statements and reports that Fusion-io files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at  You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur.  Fusion-io undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason after the date of this press release.

Fusion-io, ioControl, ioMemory and the Fusion-io logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Fusion-io, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Shannon McPhee

Nancy Fazioli

Fusion-io Communications

Investor Relations



SOURCE Fusion-io

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