Fusion-io Delivers Ultimate Performance and Capacity Density with 10 TB ioDrive Octal

New ioMemory Product Doubles Capacity, Packing up to 20 TB of ioMemory Performance in a 1U Server to Accelerate Highly Large Data Sets

SEATTLE – Nov. 15, 2011 [Supercomputing trade show] – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced the 10 TB ioDrive Octal, delivering up to 20 TB of flash-based acceleration in a 1U server, such as the Supermicro SuperServer 6016GT-TF. The 10 TB ioDrive Octal features double the ioMemory capacity and density, integrating eight 1.28 TB MLC ioMemory modules in a single double-wide PCIe device, to deliver increased capacity in the small footprint.

“The 10 TB ioDrive Octal packs increased raw flash capacity in a server, enabling customers to accelerate even very large data sets with an intelligent and efficient ioMemory solution,” said David Flynn, Fusion-io Chairman and CEO. “Previously, a 4U server could contain 10 ioDrive Duos for 20 TB of total capacity, but now up to four 10 TB ioDrive Octals can be integrated into a 4U server, such as the HP ProLiant DL585 G7, delivering 40 TB of total capacity. We believe that with the 10 TB ioDrive Octal, even highly data-intensive organizations can house increased amounts of data directly within the server to simultaneously accelerate their business and the efficiency of their data center.” 

Powered by Fusion’s VSL software platform, the ioDrive Octal allows even very large data sets to be accelerated within the server for extremely low latency performance. Designed to accelerate read-heavy workloads, the 10 TB ioDrive Octal is ideal for data warehousing, scale-out architectures, research and supercomputing. In addition, the 10 TB Fusion ioDrive Octal now offers similar capacity to many memory arrays, enabling Fusion-io VARs and Technology Alliance Program members to build customized Fusion Powered appliances. The lightweight footprint of the ioDrive Octal allows customers to significantly reduce power consumption and costly rack space while controlling datacenter sprawl and accelerating their applications.

The 10 TB ioDrive Octal offers:

  • More than 1.3 million IOPS with 6.7 GB/s bandwidth
  • Extreme capacity density and lightweight footprint delivering up to 20 TB of ioMemory in a 1U server
  • Process multiple terabytes of data in a fraction of the time
  • Optimized performance for read-heavy environments such as data warehousing, scale-out architectures, supercomputing and research applications
  • More work per unit of processing thanks to Fusion’s cut-through architecture, which delivers performance increases as CPUs become more powerful
  • Consolidate data-intensive infrastructure by an order of magnitude
  • Reduce failure points and system complexity
  • Reduce power and cooling costs of expensive, data-intensive server farms

The 10 TB ioDrive Octal will be available in Q1 2012. Additional information is available by contacting a Fusion-io sales representative: http://www.fusionio.com/contact/sales/

Visit Fusion-io in booth 5607 at SC 2011 to learn more, or visit www.fusionio.com. Follow Fusion-io on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fusionio or www.twitter.com/fusionioUK and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fusionio.

About Fusion-io

Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or "active", data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion's integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion's data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion's platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets.

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, but are not limited to, statements concerning our Octal product and our VSL platform, including the expected benefits and market acceptance of the Octal product and VSL platform.  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 the users of our new 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.

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