Fusion-io Achieves More Than Nine Million IOPS From a Single ioDrive2

    Fusion-io Achieves More Than Nine Million IOPS From a Single ioDrive2

Industry Leading Performance Achieved Using Only a Single Threaded, Single
Queue Depth Configuration with Fusion-io Auto-Commit Memory and directFS -
Live Demonstration on Tuesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today
announced that it has achieved 9.608 million Input/Output Operations Per
Second (IOPS) from a single 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2. This performance
breakthrough is made possible using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
that integrate flash into host systems, allowing it to bypass normal
bottlenecks in the operating system. These APIs are now being used by dozens
of industry-leading software companies to update their applications to embrace
the future of software defined datacenters.

The 9.6 million IOPS was accomplished with Auto-Commit Memory, which maintains
the persistence of flash at performance levels in the nanoseconds, running on
directFS. A nonvolatile memory optimized file system developed by Fusion-io,
directFS eliminates duplicate work between the host file system and flash
memory management software. The performance numbers were achieved utilizing
single threaded, single queue depth 64 byte writes to the Auto-Commit Memory
log.

"We believe software defined datacenters will be built on industry
collaboration and open platforms, not proprietary closed systems," said David
Flynn, Fusion-io Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "The future of software
defined datacenters will be based on an open, unified platform architected to
leverage powerful CPUs, which need new programing primitives and APIs to
deliver the flexibility and efficiency required to meet rapidly growing data
demands."

Fusion-io is leading the development of new APIs including Auto-Commit Memory
and directFS, which are part of the ioMemory Software Development Kit, the
first SDK designed to integrate flash memory as a new computing tier in the
datacenter. Other SDK APIs include Atomic Writes, which enables a processor to
simultaneously write multiple independent storage sectors as a single storage
transaction, helping to accelerate transactions in popular enterprise
databases like MySQL by up to 75% compared to traditional storage
architectures.

"With new primitives being introduced for nonvolatile memory technologies, we
are at a crossroads in computing that will profoundly increase the value of IT
to businesses," said David Vellante, Chief Research Analyst, Wikibon. "The
demand for data increases every day, and new and more effective ways to
leverage all that data are absolutely essential for powerful applications and
datacenter servers to be fully exploited. The future of data center
infrastructure is being defined by software and software-led advances like the
file system and APIs being developed by Fusion-io increase application
performance by astounding levels. We believe these innovations will be
instrumental in the ongoing evolution of IT architectures and data center
designs."

Fusion-io is hosting a Technology Open House to share developments in the SDK
APIs, including the 9.6 million IOPS demonstration, at its Salt Lake City
headquarters as well as via webcast on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
MT. Further details on the upcoming webcast and Open House demonstration
showcasing the power of Fusion-io software defined solutions is available at
www.fusionio.com/events.

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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
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including statements concerning the potential performance
benefits of Fusion-io's ioDrive2 configured with Fusion-io Auto-Commit Memory
and directFS. 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 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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