Fusion-io Accelerates the Value of Virtualization in Solutions from Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM at VMworld® 2013

Trusted ioMemory Flash Solutions Enhance Virtualization Performance Across Enterprise Servers from All Leading Systems Providers

Aug 22, 2013, 08:30 ET from Fusion-io

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it will be showcasing how its technology accelerates the value of virtualization in integrated solutions from Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and VMware in booth 1245 and in the Fusion-io Performance Cafe at VMworld® 2013 in San Francisco next week. Offered by all leading enterprise server systems vendors, Fusion ioMemory is trusted to accelerate applications in virtualized environments across virtual machines, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual storage systems.  

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"Fusion-io server systems vendors and customers worldwide know they can rely on ioMemory to provide leading application acceleration for successful virtualized infrastructure deployments," said Sean Hehir, Fusion-io Vice President of Strategic Business Development. "With the unique Fusion ioMemory architecture, IT teams can achieve accelerated performance for even data-intensive virtualization workloads to deliver excellent user experience without costly storage sprawl. As ioMemory-based products are available directly from leaders like Cisco, Dell, IBM and HP, enterprises can easily accelerate their virtualization workloads with servers and shared storage infrastructure that meets the unique needs of their organization."

Cisco offers the Cisco UCS Fusion-io ioDrive2 Adapter for accelerating virtualization and desktop infrastructure (VDI) applications.  In the guide, Cisco UCS SmartPlay Configurations for VMware Desktop Virtualization Workloads and the Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator VDI white paper, Cisco outlines how offloading a portion of storage I/O in the server with Cisco UCS Storage Accelerators improves predictable performance for scaling VDI with a lower cost per desktop for storage and lower overall costs compared to traditional shared-storage approaches. Visit Cisco booth 1005 or Fusion-io booth 1245 to learn more about ioMemory acceleration for Cisco virtualization solutions.

Enterprises accelerating their virtualized infrastructure with Dell solutions and Fusion-io are achieving significant performance breakthroughs. Leading U.S. online health products retailer Vitacost.com accelerated the applications that power and analyze its website, featuring over 40,000 products, with Fusion-io solutions from Dell. The Vitacost solution lead by Rudy Dellafiore, Vitacost Director of IT, included Fusion ioTurbine virtualization caching software and VMware vSphere® installed on Dell ESXi servers. Fusion ION Data Accelerator software transformed Fusion ioMemory on a single Dell R720 appliance into a read cache for the ESXi servers.

With its Fusion Powered Dell solution, Vitacost found that it was able to achieve increased performance over its previous system, enabling a faster website experience for online customers and more analytics information for business intelligence. In addition to powering enterprise customer results, Dell recently posted its best VMmark® score to date – an 80% improvement over its previous VMmark benchmark – with Fusion ION Data Accelerator software. At VMworld 2013, Fusion-io acceleration for virtualization with Dell will be showcased at Fusion-io booth 1245.

With Fusion Powered solutions including the HP PCIe IO Accelerators and ION Data Accelerator software, HP recently secured three number one VMmark® virtualization benchmarks in a two processor HP ProLiant DL380 server, a four processor HP ProLiant DL560 server and a HP ProLiant DL980 eight processor server system.  Using the VMmark 2.5 benchmark, HP showcased its expertise in common platform-level workloads such as live migration of virtual machines, cloning and deploying virtual machines, and automatic virtual machine load balancing across the data center for customers' virtualization needs. The achievements are outlined in the HP Performance Brief available online, with details also available at HP booths 1405 and 2235 or Fusion-io booth 1245 at VMworld 2013.

IBM recently announced that it is now offering the IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator, based on Fusion ioTurbine caching software solutions for virtual and bare metal caching, across its System x servers, BladeCenter servers and Flex System servers. IBM virtualization solutions powered by Fusion-io can be seen in IBM booth 1255 or at Fusion-io booth 1245 at VMworld 2013.

"Fusion-io is known for flash-powered acceleration, and the wide range of server solutions for applications running on vSphere® makes it simple for enterprises to achieve high performance virtualized infrastructure," said Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Global Alliances and OEMs, VMware. "Performance is important for virtual environments, so having simple, integrated options for leading server solutions featuring vSphere and Fusion ioMemory can help enterprises be successful in virtualizing data-heavy workloads."

Integrated into industry standard x86 servers, Fusion ioMemory supports multiple operating systems, including VMware vSphere, Windows, and Linux, and can be purchased from leading server systems vendors including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and resellers worldwide. Fusion ioMemory integrates with existing shared back end storage as well as the Fusion ION Data Accelerator and the Fusion ioControl hybrid storage solution.

To become their enterprise's expert in virtualization acceleration solutions for leading server platforms, VMworld attendees can visit Fusion-io in booth 1245 or at the Fusion-io Performance Cafe featuring complimentary refreshments at 28 3rd St, San Francisco 94103. To view the daily Performance Cafe schedule, please visit http://www.fusionio.com/events/vmworld-2013/.

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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 performance benefits of the Fusion ioMemory Flash Solutions in virtualized environments across virtual machines, virtual desktop infrastructure and virtual storage systems. 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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