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Fusion-io and IBM Team to Improve Enterprise Storage Performance

Fusion-io, a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions, today announced that the company is working with IBM to dramatically accelerate data access performance in IBMs clustered storage systems. The two companies have adapted Fusion-io's enterprise SSD technology for Project Quicksilver, demonstrating increased data access performance and reduced power consumption, while dramatically reducing latency and bottlenecks that tend to be compounded in todays high transaction and virtualized environments.

"IBM's choice to use our solution to increase the performance of their world-class storage systems validates our ioMemory technology as the leading enterprise solid-state architecture," said Don Basile, CEO of Fusion-io. "We are excited to work with IBM as they develop their next generation storage solutions that will not only increase performance for a broad range of applications and workloads, but also improve the effectiveness and power efficiency of next generation data centers.

Combining Fusion-io's innovative silicon-based, NAND flash storage technology with IBMs storage technology and system and application expertise will revolutionize how enterprises access and store large amounts of data, enabling a new performance standard that addresses the growing demands from virtualization, as well as high-transaction and data-intensive I/O applications. This powerful combination will provide customers with a whole new way to architect their high performance storage needs with unparalleled performance, flexibility and scalability, while consuming far less power.

The increasing demand for a next generation solid state storage technology is driven by advancements in computer processors which, following Moore's Law, have grown exponentially in performance. Mechanical disks, on the other hand, follow Newtonian Dynamics and experience lackluster performance improvements, introducing a performance gap. The ioMemory technology from Fusion-io creates a new tier in the memory hierarchy - one that has 100 times the capacity density and 10 times the capacity per dollar of DRAM. NAND flash-based ioMemory makes it possible to have terabytes of near-memory-speed storage within each node bringing extremely large memory problems and I/O bound analysis to a new level of cost effectiveness.

For more information on Project Quicksilver, please visit: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/storagevirtualization?ent ry=1m_iops_from_flash_actions (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

About Fusion-io

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fusion-io is a technology leader in solid-state architecture and high-performance I/O solutions that unlock a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications. Ushering in a new era of silicon-based storage, Fusion-io offers several magnitudes of breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of today's traditional disk-based storage systems. The company's first product, the ioDrive, puts the performance of a SAN in the palm of customers' hands.

Contacts:

Fusion-io
Robert Brumfield, 212-651-4215
Mobile: 202-210-3450
robert.brumfield@fusionpr.com

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