ioDrive2 Brings Innovation and Efficiency to Japan's Data Centers Fusion-io and Tokyo Electron Device Introduce Powerful Server-based Flash Platform Offering Up to 2.4 TB of Enterprise Reliability and Industry-Leading Performance

TOKYO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) and Tokyo Electron Device today announced the availability of the Fusion ioDrive2 and Fusion ioDrive2 Duo in Japan. The Fusion ioDrive2 products deliver up to 2.4 TB of powerful enterprise flash performance into servers to accelerate applications with an efficient solution that reduces the need to spend valuable energy and resources on legacy storage appliances or ineffective SSDs.

"Given Japan's well-deserved reputation for being one of the most innovative nations in the world, we are very proud to introduce the ioDrive2 with Tokyo Electron Device to help Japanese companies leverage their most important asset – data," said David Flynn, Fusion-io CEO and Chairman. "Whether in online commerce, social media, financial systems, or ensuring safe, on-schedule transportation systems, data is what powers our world today. With the ioDrive2, companies can unlock latent performance in their data centers in order to accelerate their applications while saving on both capital and operational expenses."

"We are very pleased to be able to offer the Fusion ioDrive2 in Japan. The new product improves I/O acceleration even more than the previous model to dramatically boost application performance,"  said Katsuyuki Amano, Tokyo Electron Device, VP & General Manager CN Business. "We are confident that the Fusion ioDrive2 is capable of meeting the need of enterprises which use large databases and data warehouses or dealing with research and development fields that require high performance computing. In addition, we believe our customers will be able to gain cost savings and improved profits, as the ioDrive2 can reduce datacenter hardware footprints. We will continue to deliver Fusion-io's innovative technologies to our customers, together with our own high-quality service."

Fusion-io was the first company to bring flash memory performance to the server to significantly accelerate enterprise applications, databases, virtualization and cloud computing. The Fusion ioMemory platform gives customers maximum choice in integrating ioMemory into a wide variety of servers to meet the needs of their application without the need for an expensive backend storage array.

Building on Fusion-io's history for building innovative enterprise products, the new ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo deliver powerful low latency performance, improved endurance and the reliability required in today's information economy. New features of the ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo include:

  • Nearly symmetrical read and write access with best in class low queue depth performance
  • Consistent low latency access for mixed workloads with 15 microsecond write latency, 3 GB/s bandwidth, over 850,000 read IOPS and over 900,000 write IOPS
  • Maximum capacity in the smallest footprint, with up to 2.4 TB of capacity to fuel server efficiency even in the most data-intensive environments
  • Powerful new intelligent self-healing feature called Adaptive FlashBack provides complete chip level fault tolerance, which enables ioMemory to repair itself after a single chip or a multi chip failure without interrupting business continuity
  • System level integration with the latest Fusion-io VSL 3.0 software subsystem
  • More work per unit of processing with the cut-through Fusion-io architecture, which continues to deliver performance increases as CPUs become more powerful
  • Extended support for all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, OSX, Solaris x86, ESXi 5.0 and HP-UX
  • Field programmability, allowing IT professionals maximum flexibility in customizing their ioMemory platform to meet the unique needs of their enterprise

The Fusion-io MLC ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo is now available in 365 GB, 785 GB, 1205 GB and 2.4 TB capacities. SLC products in 400 GB, 600 GB and 1.2 TB capacities are coming soon. Additional information is available by contacting a Fusion-io sales representative at sales-japan@fusionio.com

To learn more about Fusion-io, go to http://www.fusionio.jp. Follow Fusion-io on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fusionio and on Facebook at http://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.

About Fusion-io K.K
Established in 2009, Fusion-io K.K. (CEO: David Flynn) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fusion-io headquartered in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Fusion-io sells to all industries and sectors in Japan directly and through leading OEM partners including Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Tokyo Electron Device. For further details see the Fusion-io website http://www.fusionio.jp.

About Tokyo Electron Device CN Business Section:
Tokyo Electron Device (TED) is a technical trading firm with a "trading business" function that provides semiconductor products and business solutions as well as a "development business" function that performs commissioned designing and the development of own-brand products. The Computer Network (CN) Business Section handles a wide range of storage systems, network-related equipment, and middleware products and provides them as part of its business solutions in the era of cloud computing. It has marketing functions in Japan and overseas to pick up on trends in the world's advanced technologies ahead of others in order to offer products and services that cover processes that span everything from implementation to support.

For more information, visit: http://cn.teldevice.co.jp/english/

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 ioDrive2 technology and ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo products, including the expected benefits from the use of these products. 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 ioDrive2 products may not realize the expected benefits of our technology and products, 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.

CONTACTS  

 

Fusion-io

 

Robert Brumfield             

Nancy Fazioli

Media Relations               

Investor Relations      

917.224.7769                    

650.224.8291

bbrumfield@fusionio.com    

ir@fusionio.com

 

 

Tokyo Electron Device Media Contact:

Yoichiro Hotta, Yoko Fukui

Corporate Communications Department, Tokyo Electron Device Limited

Tel: +81-45-443-4005

Contact form: https://www.teldevice.co.jp/eng/contact_form_news.html

 

Tokyo Electron Device Product Contact:

For inquiries regarding ioDrive2, ioDrive2 Duo

Masaki Suzuki, Business Development Department, Tokyo Electron Device Limited

Tel: +81-3-5908-1979, Fax: +81-3-5908-1992

Contact form: http://cn.teldevice.co.jp/english/

SOURCE Fusion-io



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