Fusion-io Helps Accelerate Business-Critical Application Performance for Environments Running SAP HANA® All-flash Fusion ION Accelerator Appliance Now SAP-certified to Run SAP HANA; Delivers Increased Performance and Scalability at Lower Capacity Costs

SALT LAKE CITY, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its all-flash Fusion ION Accelerator version 2.3 is now certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform. Using Fusion ION Accelerator with SAP HANA helps customers maximize mission- and business-critical application performance for data-intensive workloads. This certification enables Fusion-io to participate in SAP's program for SAP HANA-tailored data center integration using its certified solution. Through participation in the program, customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.

Powered by Fusion ioMemory, Fusion ION Accelerator delivers the reliability, breakthrough performance, and high-availability standards required for mission-critical use cases of SAP HANA. Advances in mobile, cloud and big-data technologies require companies to analyze data, make decisions and innovate faster. SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in memory to transform transactions and analytics so businesses can operate in real time. Fusion ION Accelerator easily integrates with IT architectures as a supported, reliable and highly available shared storage environment for customers seeking to add a flash performance tier for their deployments of SAP HANA. 

Fusion ION Accelerator is a record-breaking, all-flash storage solution delivering outstanding performance for application acceleration for business-critical enterprise workloads. With its reliable, rapid and simple deployment architecture, Fusion ION Accelerator delivers the scalable performance and reliability that customers rely on for their most demanding applications.

"Fusion-io enables customers to quickly gather real-time intelligence to make informed business decisions through application acceleration," said Keith Brown, Fusion-io CIO. "Fusion ION Accelerator – when used as a pair of clustered devices – is SAP-certified to scale-out to up to 32 nodes, making it one of the industry's leading scale-out storage solutions for SAP HANA. We are thrilled at this latest key technology accomplishment."

Fusion ioMemory increases transactional database performance and accelerates business intelligence with far less infrastructure needed than disk-based solutions. Customers that use Fusion-io flash memory with SAP HANA can realize faster data load times, faster back-up and recovery times, and better SAN utilization. Fusion ION Accelerator delivers increased performance and scalability for deployments of SAP HANA at dramatically lower capacity costs.

Fusion-io partners have set world records with Fusion ION Accelerator appliances that accelerate applications up to 40 times while enhancing traditional storage by offloading performance demands. Fusion ION Accelerator high availability replicates data between appliances using low-latency connections and optimized data placement that minimizes the impact of replication on overall database performance while providing administrators with the data availability required to run their businesses smoothly.

Fusion ION Accelerator is available from Fusion-io and leading server systems vendors. For more information visit Fusion-io booth 1809 at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held in Orlando June 3-5 or visit: http://www.fusionio.com/solutions/sap/.

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 SAP's certification of the Fusion-io ION Accelerator appliance as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform and the performance benefits of using Fusion's ION Accelerator appliance. 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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