Pandora Utilizes Fusion-io to Play Personalized Internet Radio

        Pandora Utilizes Fusion-io to Play Personalized Internet Radio

The Leading Personalized Radio Service Saves Energy and Scales With Rapid
Audience Growth by Caching Music on Fusion ioMemory

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, April 27, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today
announced that the leading internet radio service Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:
P) has deployed Fusion ioMemory to cache its music library, dramatically
increasing server performance. The ioMemory deployment enables Pandora to
continue to support its growing listener base with an environmentally
responsible data center that features fewer, smaller, lower-power servers for
reduced server sprawl and energy consumption.

Pandora accounts for more than 69% share of all Internet radio listening in
the U.S. today. Pandora blends attributes of over-the-air radio with a
combination of proprietary personalization and Internet technology, enabling
personalized music listening and discovery for listeners' varying tastes and
moods.

"Pandora is a pinnacle of innovation in online content delivery and its rapid
growth had it facing similar challenges to other successful web leaders –
scaling rapidly to meet booming growth," said Neil Carson, Chief Technology
Officer, Fusion-io. "When listeners tune in, they expect music without
interruption, so Pandora's team was committed to architecting a modern data
center that would continue to deliver as the company grows. With Fusion-io,
Pandora is able to meet these demands with a solution that uses far less
energy, costing less for both Pandora and our planet."

As its listener base continues to grow, Pandora was looking for a way to scale
for present and future data demand while also reducing its infrastructural
footprint and overall costs. With ioMemory integrated into its servers and the
Fusion ioSphere management system, Pandora was able to replace existing
disk-based content servers that cached its most frequently requested songs in
the company's music archive. The Fusion-io deployment ensures listeners
consistent, high-performance for the entire Pandora content library,
regardless of spikes in song popularity.

Pandora Vice President of Technical Operations Steve Ginsberg said, "We are
pleased to announce our partnership with Fusion-io, which has allowed Pandora
to create a more scalable and reliable storage strategy that better serves our
more than 125 million listeners."

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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 Pandora's deployment our ioMemory technology and the
ioSphere management system, and the anticipated benefits of our products and
technology for users. 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 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.

CONTACTS
Robert Brumfield        Nancy Fazioli
Media Relations         Investor Relations
917.224.7769            650.224.8291
bbrumfield@fusionio.com ir@fusionio.com

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