Fusion-io Delivers the All-Flash Datacenter for Hyperscale and Cloud Businesses

     Fusion-io Delivers the All-Flash Datacenter for Hyperscale and Cloud

New Fusion ioScale Provides Up to 3.2 TB of ioMemory Flash at Prices that
Displace Disk in the Datacenter for Cloud and Hyperscale Companies of All

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- [Open Compute Summit] – In
advance of the Open Compute Summit today, Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) announced its
newest product line, Fusion ioScale. Previously exclusive to Fusion-io
customers outfitting thousands of servers, ioScale is now available for
hyperscale and cloud companies in minimum order quantities of only one hundred
units. Each ioScale provides up to 3.2 terabytes of reliable Fusion ioMemory
capacity that is performance tuned for the unique needs of webscale
environments. With prices starting at $3.89 USD per gigabyte with increasing
discounts based on volume, ioScale now makes it practical to architect an
all-flash datacenter at scale.

"By making ioScale available to growing webscale and emerging cloud companies,
Fusion-io is at the forefront of the transition to the all-flash hyperscale
datacenter, powered by open software defined solutions," said David Flynn,
Fusion-io CEO and Chairman. "Hyperscale companies are an entirely different
market with different needs compared to enterprise organizations. Fusion
ioScale has been specifically designed with the input of existing hyperscale
market leaders to maximize the simplicity of the all-flash datacenter and meet
the unique needs of webscale customers. Fusion-io is pleased to now be able to
offer this technology to emerging market leaders to help them redefine what's
possible when it comes to cost effectively delivering rich data services to
millions of people around the world."

By leveraging involvement with its strategic partners, Fusion ioScale evolved
from the high volume Fusion ioFX workstation acceleration products. Fusion
ioScale delivers on the unique needs of webscale and emerging cloud companies,
meeting their requirements for price, maximum rack density and trusted
Fusion-io reliability. As the industry shifts to open software defined
datacenters, solutions like ioScale are powerful I/O engines that dramatically
improve the performance and efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure.

"We're thrilled to see Fusion-io launching ioScale in conjunction with the
Open Compute Summit and making this high-performance, low-power technology
more broadly available," said Frank Frankovsky, Chairman of the Open Compute
Foundation and Vice President of Hardware Design and Supply Chain at Facebook.
"We've been involved in all stages of the product's research and development,
and we're excited by this technology's potential to help the industry meet its
rapidly growing storage demands."

Simplified, higher density and more reliable servers make the hyperscale
all-flash datacenter more efficient than datacenters based on solid state disk
and hard disk systems. The reduced floor space requirements, lower power
consumption, and the tolerance of wider temperature and humidity ranges
dramatically reduce operational costs and environmental impact through an
all-flash hyperscale datacenter.

"Hyperscale companies architect their infrastructure with bare bones servers
andopen source software thatscales-outcost-effectively in the hundreds and
thousands," said David Floyer, Wikibon Chief Technology Officer. "These
organizations focus on capital expenses; this is very different from the
operating expense focus seen attraditional enterprises that implement
feature-rich infrastructure with long lifespans. The data requirements of
these hyperscale companies are growing astronomically fast, much faster than
the enterprise market. The design of the ioScale flash memory products will
enable Fusion-io to reach a broader range of webscale and cloud companies,
including the emerginghyperscaleleaders who will power the services
consumers will enjoy in an always-connected world."

Key benefits of Fusion ioScale include:

  oUp to 3.2 TB of capacity on a single half length PCIe slot, with a single
    controller, enabling a small form factor server to reliably scale to 12.8
    TB or more, delivering maximum rack density and reducing the need for
    antiquated disk drive bays
  oHyperscale servers supporting UEFI can boot from Fusion ioScale, further
    eliminating the need for RAID controllers or disk infrastructurein
    spartan webscale servers with limited space
  oBest-in-class Fusion-io endurancein all capacities, empowering caching,
    write-heavy databases and large scale applications
  oEnterprise reliability with the Self-Healing, Wear Management, and
    Predictive Monitoring capabilities of Fusion ioMemory, ensuring customers
    can easily meet even the highest service level requirements
  oCompatibility with the Fusion ioMemory software development kit (SDK) to
    leverage application programming interfaces (APIs) like Atomic Writes and
    directFS permitting applications to run natively on flash

Fusion ioScale will be showcased at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara,
California on January 16 and 17, 2013, in Fusion-io booth #A4, where it will
be featured in Facebook servers. Fusion-io CEO David Flynn will present at the
Open Compute Summit on the displacement of disk in the datacenter at 1:00 pm
Pacific Time today, January 16, 2013.

Fusion ioScale is now available to customers interested in accelerating their
business with an all flash datacenter. Please visit
http://www.fusionio.com/ioscale for more information on how to order.

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About Fusion-io
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.

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 not limited to,
statements concerning technology trends and our new ioScale product family,
including the anticipated benefits and market acceptance of these products.
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
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including, but not limited to, the risk that the users of our new products may
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believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are
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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.

Robert Brumfield Nancy Fazioli
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