Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation Applications

          Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation Applications

High Capacity ioFX Delivers Peak Performance for Professional Computer
Graphics Applications including 4K Visual Effects Production, Stereoscopic 3D,
Digital Intermediate, Computer Assisted Design and Video Editing

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- [National Association of Broadcasters
2013 trade show] – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that the ioFX
workstation acceleration platform is now available with 1.6 TB of capacity, in
addition to the original 420 GB form factor. The high capacity ioFX is ideal
for video editing, computer assisted design (CAD), 4K and stereoscopic
production, as well as digital intermediate (DI) finishing.

"Digital production is undergoing a resolution revolution as production moves
to 4K and beyond, while production budgets and deadlines continue to tighten,"
said Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Director of Visual Computing. "To overcome
these opposing forces, the Fusion ioFX can help digital artists efficiently
deliver creative work faster, even when faced with the most demanding
production requirements. Fusion-io is proud to collaborate with industry
leading software developers and hardware companies to deliver breakthrough
acceleration for the tools used by professional artists worldwide."

Based on the Fusion ioMemory platform trusted to accelerate data centers
around the world, the 1.6 TB Fusion ioFX significantly improves workstation
application performance. The Fusion ioFX removes traditional data storage
bottlenecks to allow high performance CPUs and graphics processing units
(GPUs) to operate at their full potential, enabling artists to composite,
edit, playback and finish digital content with significantly greater speed and
efficiency. The ioFX is also ideal for encoding, transcoding, particle
simulations and working with large amounts of cached data.

Connecting via PCI Express, the ioFX is also available in a 420 GB capacity to
provide artists with choice in selecting the ideal capacity for their
applications. To help professionals maximize the capabilities of today's
powerful applications for digital content creation, Fusion-io has worked
closely with the industry's leading entertainment hardware and software
providers to optimize the ioFX for visual effects production.

"NVIDIA GPUs provide powerful performance to professional workstations, which
is further boosted with the ioFX high speed memory platform," said Greg Estes,
industry executive, media and entertainment, NVIDIA. "ioFX dramatically
increases the amount of high-resolution content that can be sent to NVIDIA
Quadro graphics boards for processing at extremely high speeds, enabling
better artist interactivity and, ultimately, better client satisfaction for
our customers."

"ASSIMILATE SCRATCH has earned its reputation for high performance by
delivering 4K performance to DI and post facilities since 2007," said Steve
Bannerman, VP of Marketing, ASSIMILATE. "The combination of SCRATCH and the
1.6 TB ioFX offers studio-grade performance to a far broader range of artists,
even those reviewing dailies on set. Higher capacity acceleration is an ideal
way to ensure maximum efficiency, either in post or on location, where meeting
tight schedules is essential to staying within budget."

"From accelerating 3D painting inMARI, to reviewing shots inHIERO, to
compositing inNUKE, Fusion ioFX adds powerful acceleration that can
significantly enhance our applications," saidBrunoNicoletti,Head of
Technology and Founder atThe Foundry. "All of our softwareis designed to
remove as many technical barriers from production as possible, and Fusion-io
acceleration takes that one step further with the ioFX integrated into artist
workstations. As the amount of data artists work with in today's high
resolution formats continues to increase, the ioFX can help creatives spend
more time manipulating their work with much more interactivity than before."

Fusion ioMemory software enables Fusion-io products to transparently deliver
peak performance through an advanced operating system architecture that cuts
through the latency introduced by hard drives and solid state disks. Fusion
ioMemory products such as the ioFX also include Fusion ioSphere remote
monitoring and management software, allowing IT teams to monitor and manage
all Fusion-io solutions deployed throughout a studio from a single interface.

NAB 2013 attendees can see the ioFX in action at a number of leading Fusion-io
software and hardware Technology Alliance Program member booths. A complete
list of locations is available on the Fusion-io blog.

The 1.6 TB Fusion ioFX will be available in summer 2013. List price will be
disclosed when the product is released. The 420 GB ioFX is available now from
Fusion-io and Value Added Resellers around the world for a list price of $1995
USD. To order or learn more about the ioFX, please visit
www.fusionio.com/iofx.

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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 and
other benefits of Fusion-io's ioMemory products, including the ioFX product
and ioSphere software, 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 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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