Fusion-io Enables 800 Percent Data Performance Improvement in US Navy Study

Testing on Oracle 11g Database Compares Fusion's Shared Data Decentralization Technology to Conventional RAID 5 Storage Technology

Sep 12, 2011, 09:27 ET from Fusion-io

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), pioneer of shared data decentralization, today announced that its technology was found to provide an average performance improvement of 800 percent when compared to traditional RAID 5 storage technologies in testing done by the US Navy.

The test results, carried out by researchers at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) in Charleston, SC, are detailed in a newly available white paper entitled "Fusion-io ioDrive Performance Testing: A Comparative Study on Storage Performance Improvement using Fusion-io Technology." The complete white paper can be downloaded here.

"In the field, actionable information must often be determined in mere seconds to guide the outcome of a battle or an appropriate disaster response," said Cary Humphries, Enterprise Systems Engineering, SPAWAR Systems Center. "The performance improvements and reduced latency realized in testing with Fusion-io products demonstrate that flash-based technologies could provide significant acceleration for military organizations that require fast access to data."

The benchmark utility established by SSC Atlantic to compare the technologies' performance measured Sequential Reading, Sequential Writing, Random Reading and Random Writing and stress testing. The white paper notes that average performance increase of 800 percent was observed while evaluating database queries using the test utility on a host server with a Fusion ioDrive and a host using a traditional RAID 5 infrastructure. Both hosts ran the Windows 2008 R2 64-bit Datacenter operating system with an Oracle 11g database.

"The Navy's test results demonstrate that using storage memory to host an organization's most critical data in the server where it is processed can greatly reduce latency and increase performance," said Fred Vasofsky, Fusion-io Vice President of Federal Systems. "We are proud to be working with SSC Atlantic and other areas in the US Department of Defense to reliably decrease the time it takes to turn massive amounts of data into actionable information and help the military continue to achieve its mission by increasing IT performance and reliability while significantly reducing costs."

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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.

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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 the deployment of our technology by the US Navy and the effect of that deployment on the US Navy's operations and capabilities.  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 our technology may not be deployed by the US Navy in a timely manner, or at all, and the risk that the US Navy may not realize the advantages it expects from deploying our technology, 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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