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Fusion-io Powers Seven New Gen 2 HP IO Accelerators to Deliver Powerful Performance for HP ProLiant Platforms

May 24, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is enabling high performance database and virtualization solutions with seven new Fusion-powered HP IO Accelerator products for the industry-leading HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem platforms. Integrated into HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, the new HP IO Accelerators can boost application performance to address organizations’ growing requirements to cost-effectively accelerate data-intensive applications.

To enable enterprises to cost-effectively enhance their data infrastructure, one or more HP IO Accelerators can be easily integrated within servers according to application and organizational needs. The HP IO Accelerators sit inside the server, directly on the PCIe bus with CPUs and Memory, rather than external to the server in a storage array being accessed over much slower links. The IO Accelerators boost applications by bypassing traditional storage controllers and unlocking trapped compute cycles.

“Fusion-io is pleased to work with HP to deliver major advances in server and system performance for modern enterprises,” said Gary Orenstein, Fusion-io Vice President of Products. “The new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers and IO Accelerators provide customers powerful solutions that accelerate their most important data applications.”

HP is the first to market with Fusion-io’s Gen 2 technology, and by deploying it within HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, customers are able to build highly flexible, cost effective and scalable solutions while reducing datacenter complexity and the associated operational costs, including management, energy, and space. Additionally, new HP IO Accelerators in traditional ioMemory form factors will be compatible with the HP ProLiant G6 and G7 Rack-mount servers, ensuring industry-leading application acceleration for multiple generations of HP servers.

“Clients are seeking ways to accelerate application performance to drive increased productivity and user satisfaction,” said Jim Ganthier, Vice President of Marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “Combining IO Accelerators with our HP ProLiant Gen8 servers enables clients to speed data access while improving service levels.”

With capacities up to 2.4 TB, the new Fusion-io powered HP IO Accelerators deliver higher performance density and efficiency to improve the economics of accelerating compute performance for virtualized, data-intensive and highly transactional workload environments. Compared with first generation IO Accelerators, the Gen 2 IO Accelerators keep applications running at top speed with a twofold latency reduction to deliver as low as 15 microsecond sustained write access latency. The new IO Accelerators also provide up to a 5x boost in read IOPS, at 892,000, up to three times higher write IOPS, at 935,000, and double the bandwidth, at 3 GB/s.

“The new HP IO Accelerators with VMware View(TM) provide an efficient and powerful solution for desktop virtualization deployments,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. “Customers benefit with increased virtual machine density, scalability and performance within the new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers when deploying the IO Accelerators. This is a strong value proposition for customers using this technology as a part of their desktop virtualization deployment.”

For more information and live demonstrations of the HP IO Accelerators, visit Fusion-io and HP at HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas, June 4-7.

To learn more about Fusion-io visit www.fusionio.com. Follow Fusion-io on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fusionio or www.twitter.com/fusionioUK and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fusionio.

About Fusion-io
Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or “active”, data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion’s integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion’s data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion’s platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets.

Note on Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but are not limited to, statements concerning the Fusion-powered HP IO Accelerator products for HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem platforms and the anticipated benefits of our products and technology and the integration of our products with HP’s platforms. 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 risks that the users of the company’s products may not realize the anticipated benefits of our products and integration of our products with HP’s platforms 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 www.fusionio.com. 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.

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