Fusion-io Achieves Breakthrough Shared Storage Performance at HP Discover

Fusion ION Data Accelerator Software Achieves 24 GB/s Ultra Low Latency Data Throughput and Over 2 Million IOPS in HP Server System with Powerful System Optimization Software Scripts Available Free from Fusion-io

Jun 12, 2013, 08:30 ET from Fusion-io

LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- [HP Discover trade show booth #1452] -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced breakthrough shared storage performance results achieved in collaboration with Brocade Networks, HP, and QLogic. Featuring Fusion ION Data Accelerator software, the system currently being showcased at HP Discover delivers 24.2 gigabytes-per-second (GB/s) low latency data throughput and more than two million random read data transactions, or IOPS. The system features industry standard solutions and system optimization software scripts developed by Fusion-io, which are available for free download.

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"Software is becoming increasingly critical to delivering breakthrough performance in the datacenter," said Afshin Daghi, Fusion-io Vice President of Systems Engineering. "Intelligent software optimizations maximize the potential of high performance, flexible systems based on flash memory platforms. Fusion-io is proud to work with Brocade, HP, and QLogic to deliver high performance shared storage not only at HP Discover, but also for customers worldwide by making the optimization scripts available for download to accelerate shared storage performance with ION Data Accelerator."

This new solution features an HP ProLiant DL980 server hosting an Oracle Database. The database server is networked with a Brocade 6510 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch and QLogic QLE2672 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters to three HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 servers hosting Fusion ION Data Accelerator software and four Fusion Powered 2.4 TB IO Accelerators from HP. Fusion-io engineering developed optimization scripts to leverage terabytes of shared Fusion ioMemory capacity, the increased throughput of the 16Gb technology from Brocade and QLogic, and the high-capacity HP DL980 Oracle Database host server. This new solution can also help accelerate other industry leading enterprise databases, and the system optimization scripts also enable enhanced performance in other four and eight processor server systems in Linux environments.

"As a long-time HP solutions provider and leader in high-performance 16Gb Fibre Channel storage solutions, QLogic's award-winning FlexSuite technology was chosen as the preferred adapter as an initiator and target within this end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel shared storage solution," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Products and Technology Group, QLogic. "This collaborative, industry leading solution from Fusion-io, QLogic, Brocade and HP delivers a high-performance, low latency storage architecture that achieves outstanding software-defined storage performance at a fraction of the cost of legacy hardware systems."  

Also demonstrating performance leadership in virtualization, this week HP ProLiant servers with a shared storage system featuring the ION Data Accelerator achieved number one VMmark 2.5 two-node results across the two-processor, four-processor, and eight-processor server categories.  These number one virtualization benchmark results demonstrate the performance leadership of HP ProLiant servers with the Fusion-io ION Data Accelerator in providing customers with a distinct performance advantage across all their virtualization business needs.

The Fusion-io software portfolio, including Fusion ION Data Accelerator and Fusion ioTurbine caching software, is available through HP's Software Licensing & Management Solutions.

Fusion-io will offer a live demonstration of the Fusion ION Data Accelerator solution at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas June 11-13, in booth #1452. To download the optimization scripts for accelerating ION-based solutions, visit http://www.fusionio.com/files/ion-optimization-scripts. To learn more about ION through the HP Reseller Partner Program, please visit: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/solutions/partners

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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 ION Data Accelerator software. 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.


VMware VMmark is a product of VMware, Inc. The comparative results cited in this document are available at http://www.vmware.com/a/vmmark and were valid as of June 11, 2013.


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