Fusion-io Delivers Intelligent Virtualization Performance Acceleration with Powerful ioTurbine Software Update

 Fusion-io Delivers Intelligent Virtualization Performance Acceleration with
                      Powerful ioTurbine Software Update

Optimized Software Provides Customer Choice and Control to Accelerate Adoption
of Flash in Virtual Environments by Doubling VM Density, Offloading SAN
Workloads, and Increasing Application Performance Up to 40x

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, June 24, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) has
introduced the industry's first unified virtualization software solution with
a powerful upgrade of its ioTurbine software that provides breakthrough
performance, control and choice to enhance the value of virtualization
investments. Leading the industry with unique features that make
virtualization viable for even data-intensive applications, Fusion ioTurbine
delivers the option for hypervisor caching, virtualization-aware caching in
the guest VM, dynamic reallocation of cache memory during live migration of
virtual machines in VMware vMotion, and unified management of caching across
virtual and physical environments.

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"Just as Fusion-io revolutionized storage by integrating flash in the server
to bring performance closer to enterprise applications, enabling
virtualization-aware caching is a significant breakthrough in intelligent
virtual performance acceleration," said Vikram Joshi, Fusion-io Chief
Technologist and Vice President. "As adoption of virtualization is at
different stages at different companies, ioTurbine provides customers with the
option to cache in the guest VM or the hypervisor. Caching at the guest brings
performance to the application where it is needed without costly and
ineffective storage sprawl. Fusion ioTurbine makes it possible to further
streamline the stack with optimized software to accelerate the adoption of
flash in virtual environments, while giving customers flexibility and control
over their infrastructure."

Fusion ioTurbine simplifies the deployment of virtualization performance
through dynamic cache allocation during live migration of virtual machines,
even across heterogeneous servers. With options for guest VM, hypervisor, and
physical server caching, IT professionals can simplify their investment in
virtualization, whether they are just starting to virtualize a traditional
datacenter or are well on their way to a fully virtual infrastructure. Unified
management of physical and virtual environments further simplifies performance
provisioning, enabling IT professionals to spend more time on strategic
business requirements.

Unique to ioTurbine, virtualization-aware guest level caching delivers
application performance by identifying the application's most immediate data
requirements. Guest VM caching optimizes the use of flash bandwidth by
retaining and caching data critical to application performance.

"Fusion-io is extending the ioTurbine caching technology to include the option
to cache on physical servers, in the hypervisor, and the guest virtual
machine, while preserving the ability to support native vMotion," said David
Floyer, Wikibon Chief Technology Officer. "This unified approach gives leading
deployment flexibility and control to enterprise users requiring high
performance cache in the migration to total server virtualization."

As a flexible platform, Fusion ioTurbine software allows enterprises to work
with the server and storage systems of their choice, including Fusion ION Data
Accelerator and the Fusion-io NexGen hybrid storage system. Fusion ioTurbine
software supports multiple operating systems, including VMware ESXi, Windows,
and Linux. The software also includes Fusion ioSphere monitoring software for
local monitoring of multiple deployments of the software throughout a
datacenter, as well as a plug-in for VMware vSphere to provide unified
management across physical and virtual servers.

Fusion ioTurbine virtualization software provides:

  oBreakthrough Application Performance: Terabytes of auto-tiered caching
    provide up to 40x faster database performance with maximum efficiency and
    minimal management, enabling IT professionals to easily control
    performance and spend more time on strategic business requirements;
  oOptions for Hypervisor or Virtualization-Aware Guest VM Caching: The
    option for intelligent caching in the guest VM uniquely brings performance
    closer to applications to streamline data requirements. The option to
    cache in the hypervisor enables enterprises and cloud service providers to
    deliver dynamic, high performance caching while meeting service level
  oUnified Caching Across Disk, Volume, File and VMs: Unified choice in
    caching across virtual and physical servers, guest VMs, as well as in the
    hypervisor, simplifies the delivery of performance across environments in
    all stages of virtualization adoption;
  oTransparent vMotion Support: Support for asymmetric server configurations
    further accelerates the software defined datacenter with completely
    transparent support for vMotion, high availability, VMware snapshots, and
    VMware vSphere dynamic resource scheduler (DRS) without the need for
    manual vMotion scripting or pre-allocating identical caches across
  oDynamic Cache Allocation and Provisioning: Automatic rebalancing of cache
    capacity from live VMs accommodates newly deployed or migrated VMs, and
    dynamically provisions all available cache capacity to live VMs when VMs
    power off or migrate from the host, efficiently utilizing full cache
  oMaximize Hardware Investments, Reduce Storage Sprawl: Double VM density
    and offload SAN workloads up to 96% in environments with a variety of
    read/write mixes to maximize virtualization productivity while extending
    the lifespan of storage investments and offering choice in IT platforms.

Fusion ioTurbine is available as stand-alone software or bundled with the
Fusion ioCache data accelerator platform for virtualization. The ioCache
platform features 750GB of Fusion ioMemory capacity for ultra low latency
application acceleration. The ioTurbine software caches data to the ioCache
platform for rapid processing of critical application data, while non-critical
data moves across the network to slower, high capacity storage arrays.

Enterprises can evaluate the virtualization performance gains possible with
ioTurbine using the free ioTurbine Profiler tool available by connecting with
an expert via ioTurbineProfiler@fusionio.com. Fusion-io is also hosting a free
educational webinar, "Achieving Intelligent Virtualization Performance," on
Wednesday, June 26 at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT. Please visit
http://run.fusionio.com/ioTurbineWebSeminarto register to attend.

Fusion ioTurbine is available from Fusion-io and its resellers for a
manufacturer's list price of $3900 USD. The bundled ioTurbine and ioCache
solution is available now for a suggested retail price of $7500 USD. For more
information, visit http://www.fusionio.com/products/ioturbine/.

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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 the Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage
solutions, including the Fusion ioTurbine virtualization software solution,
Fusion ION Data Accelerator and Fusion-io NexGen hybrid storage system. 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
anticipated benefits, and such other risks set forth in the registration
statements and reports that Fusion-io files with theU.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of
our website atwww.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

Fusion-io, the Fusion-io logo, ioMemory, ION Data Accelerator, ioTurbine and
NexGen are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Fusion-io, Inc. in
the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

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

SOURCE Fusion-io, Inc.

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