Fusion-io Solves Small to Medium Enterprise IT Challenges in EMEA with ioControl Hybrid Storage Solutions

Uniquely Powered by Fusion ioMemory Flash Acceleration, ioControl Hybrid Storage Solutions Now Available in Europe to Accelerate the Business Value of IT Resources for SMEs

LONDON – Oct. 15, 2013 [IP Expo trade show stand D56] – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that the Fusion ioControl 3.0 and Fusion ioControl SPX hybrid storage solutions are now available in Europe to enable Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to add powerful flash performance to their IT infrastructure. Combining industry-leading Fusion ioMemory flash performance with disk drives for capacity, Fusion ioControl is an intelligent hybrid storage solution that ensures performance is always available for business-critical applications. With software optimized to maximize efficiency according to application requirements, ioControl enables IT professionals to provision, prioritize, and control their shared storage resources. The Fusion ioControl SPX solutions amplify Fusion ioMemory server flash performance even further with intelligent server caching.

“Small to medium enterprises around the globe are faced with the challenge of improving business responsiveness in tandem with the realities of fiscal responsibility and resource limitations,” said John Spiers, Fusion ioControl General Manager. “Fusion ioControl is architected to provide the best of both worlds, delivering performance that enables SME IT teams to meet expectations for faster systems without breaking budgets. We’re excited to team up with our European channel partners to bring Fusion ioControl hybrid storage solutions to Europe to help SMEs compete with the leading flash memory resources that companies around the world are using to stay ahead of the competition.”

Whether IT teams need to deliver more performance for server virtualization, supporting VDI deployments, or accelerating multiple applications, Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage allows SMEs to take control of their shared storage resources. Fusion ioControl software simplifies IT management by enabling IT professionals to provision and manage performance at the application level to ensure business-critical applications always receive the resources they require.  With server caching options for multiple application clusters, Fusion ioControl SPX maximizes the leading ioControl hybrid storage performance to provide consistent Quality of Service (QoS) for even the most data-intensive VMware or Microsoft SQL Server architectures. Testing conducted by an independent third party documents the performance of Fusion ioControl solutions in the white paper, “SSD to PCIe, the Evolution of Hybrid Caching.”

 “IT responsibilities grow with business success, but professionals working at SMEs are often expected to manage more without additional resources,” said Chris Franso, FastByte Sales Manager, Fusion ioControl Netherlands Reseller. “With the ability to set guaranteed performance levels, ioControl takes the guesswork out of IT management, freeing up professionals’ time to focus on other objectives. With this simplicity of management, and the fact that ioControl is uniquely built to leverage Fusion ioMemory flash, we are very excited to help our SME customers accelerate their business with ioControl.“

“As SMEs invest in IT to compete in our information economy, flash memory is rapidly moving from an infrastructure option to an infrastructure requirement,” said Robert Field, Managing Director, Italik, Fusion ioControl UK reseller. “In addition to application performance, SMEs have unique IT requirements that differ from larger enterprises. With its leading capacity, reliability, and simplicity of management, Fusion ioControl offers a powerful flash solution that adapts to the unique application demands and resource constraints of small to medium enterprises.”

Fusion ioControl is being showcased in stand D56 at the IP Expo London trade show from October 16-17, and in stand S221 at VMworld Barcelona from October 15-17. Fusion-io will also be hosting web seminars for SMEs interested in learning more about ioControl, with details and registration available online.

Fusion ioControl and Fusion ioControl SPX are now available from Fusion-io resellers in the United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.fusionio.com/iocontrol.

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 ioControl storage solution. 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 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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