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Fusion-io Announces Support for and Compatibility with VMware Virtual SAN™, Delivering Powerful Flash Performance for



 Fusion-io Announces Support for and Compatibility with VMware Virtual SAN™,
 Delivering Powerful Flash Performance for Converged Virtual Infrastructures

Fusion ioMemory Architecture Allows VMware Virtual SAN to Leverage
Application-centric Performance for Read/Write Caching

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VMworld trade show booth 1245
-- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that Fusion ioMemory products are
supported by and compatible with VMware Virtual SAN™, announced at VMworld®
2013. VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined storage solution that
extends the hypervisor to pool CPUs, flash memory and locally attached disks,
delivering a converged compute and storage infrastructure. VMware Virtual SAN
uses server flash to deliver storage performance acceleration via distributed
read/write caching. Fusion-io offers a reliable flash tier with a unique
architecture that VMware Virtual SAN customers can leverage to maximize the
performance of their VMware Virtual SAN deployments.

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"As virtualization and cloud solutions continue to help enterprises deliver on
business objectives, storage performance is an increasingly critical factor
for meeting user expectations in virtualized infrastructure," said Jeffrey
Treuhaft, Fusion-io Executive Vice President of Products. "VMware Virtual SAN™
is a unique software-defined storage solution based on a resilient, highly
available scale out architecture that intelligently eliminates performance
bottlenecks with caching. By leveraging Fusion ioMemory in their VMware
Virtual SAN deployments, customers can achieve superior VMware Virtual SAN
peak performance using the server infrastructure of their choice."

Enterprises are increasingly consolidating workloads and virtual machines with
VMware solutions, making application performance and storage efficiency a
common challenge for companies seeking to achieve both responsive user
experience and cost savings through virtualization. Trusted by enterprises
around the world, Fusion ioMemory offers scalable, industry-leading
performance and reliability for VMware's virtualized workloads in a high
capacity form factor that integrates easily into x86 servers. Fusion ioMemory
is available from leading server systems vendors including Cisco, Dell, HP,
IBM and resellers worldwide.

"By putting storage closer to compute, VMware Virtual SAN™ supports a rapidly
emerging category of workloads suited to server side flash, including VDI and
cloud computing," said John Gilmartin, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure
Products, VMware. "Fusion-io provides flash memory performance for the most
demanding cloud and virtual environments."

By clustering server-side flash and direct attached storage, VMware Virtual
SAN creates a distributed shared datastore that is highly resilient and
optimized for virtual machines, offering shared pools of storage to multiple
servers with scale out capability for both compute and storage. As the scale
of the virtualized deployment increases, the data acceleration VMware Virtual
SAN delivers when using Fusion ioMemory architecture becomes exponentially
more valuable by offering consistent performance under even the most demanding
virtualized workloads.

To register to join the beta program for VMware VSAN, visit
www.vmware.com/go/VSAN. For more information about Fusion-io acceleration for
VMware Virtual SAN, visit Fusion-io in booth 1245 at VMworld 2013 or visit the
Fusion-io Performance Cafe located at 28 3^rd St, San Francisco 94103. For
more about Fusion-io, go to www.fusionio.com.

Follow Fusion-io on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fusionio or on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/fusionio.

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 benefits of the
Fusion ioMemory products, particularly with VMware Virtual SAN. 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 and solutions 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.

Fusion-io, the Fusion-io logo, ioControl, ioMemory, ioTurbine and ioVDI 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.

VMware, VMworld, vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN are registered trademarks or
trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The
use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.

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

SOURCE Fusion-io

Website: http://www.fusionio.com
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