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

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VMworld trade show booth 1245 -- Fusion-io (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 3rd St, San Francisco 94103. For more about Fusion-io, go to www.fusionio.com.

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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 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.

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