Fusion-io Appoints Gary Smerdon as Chief Strategy Officer

          Fusion-io Appoints Gary Smerdon as Chief Strategy Officer

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today
announced that Gary Smerdon has joined the company as chief strategy officer
and executive vice president. Former senior vice president and general manager
of the accelerated solutions division (ASD) at LSI, Smerdon is an industry
leader with extensive expertise in architecting and executing growth
strategies in flash memory solutions. Smerdon brings 30 years of technology
industry experience to his role at Fusion-io, having led teams across sales,
engineering, operations and marketing while serving in numerous executive
roles.

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"Gary is a flash memory industry leader who is able to define and capture
opportunity while inspiring passionate teams to collaborate effectively as
they work towards a common goal," said Shane Robison, chairman and chief
executive officer of Fusion-io. "Given his invaluable experience and vision, I
am excited to welcome Gary to Fusion-io as we continue to diversify our
solutions to meet the needs of customers at all stages of adding flash
acceleration to their datacenters."

"From enterprise to consumer technology, mobile and cloud computing are
igniting changes in IT that are reshaping the datacenter as we know it," said
Smerdon. "New solutions are emerging to meet today's data demands, and
Fusion-io is where innovation is taking place. I am excited to join this
visionary company to help continue to expand its leadership in providing
solutions that customers trust to accelerate their business in our information
economy."

Smerdon was formerly senior vice president and general manager of the
accelerated solutions division (ASD) at LSI, where he was responsible for
establishing and managing the company's PCIe flash memory solutions across
engineering, marketing and operations. Prior to his general manager role at
LSI, he established and led the company's corporate strategy office. Smerdon
served as chief marketing officer of Tarari Inc., a developer of packet
inspection and content processing solutions for networking and servers, and
was president and chief executive officer of Greenfield Networks Inc., a
developer of Ethernet switch technology solutions. He previously served in
various leadership roles at Marvell Technology Group, RealChip and Advanced
Micro Devices (AMD). Smerdon holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke
University.

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 statements relating to
the expected benefits associated with the appointment of Gary Smerdon as
Fusion-io Chief Strategy Officer. 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 the 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

Shannon McPhee           Nancy Fazioli
Fusion-io Communications Fusion-io Investor Relations
801-937-7599             408-416-5779
prteam@fusionio.com      ir@fusionio.com

SOURCE Fusion-io

Website: http://www.fusionio.com
 
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