Fusion ioFX Accelerates Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium

Adobe Optimizes Software for the Fusion ioFX, Delivering High Performance Real-Time Image Manipulation, Image Compositing, Video Editing and More

Apr 15, 2012, 14:00 ET from Fusion-io

LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- [National Association of Broadcasters trade show] – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) announced today that the upcoming release of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium, Adobe's powerful new generation of post-production software, is optimized to work with Fusion's new ioFX workstation products. The Adobe enhancements enable tighter integration between the applications and the ioMemory architecture of the ioFX to accelerate Adobe After Effects® CS6, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, Adobe Photoshop® CS6, and other components in Adobe Creative Suite 6 software, empowering artists to rapidly perform compositing, video editing, image manipulation, and other data-intensive production work.

"Thanks to Global Performance Cache and the Fusion ioFX, After Effects users can experience a faster, more responsive workflow," said Steve Forde, After Effects product manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated. "The Fusion ioFX memory tier provides the high throughput needed to manipulate all digital content in Adobe Creative Suite 6 for real-time content creation such as image editing and compositing as well as boosts video playback, encoding and transcoding, and other data-intensive activities."

Based on the Fusion ioMemory platform, the Fusion ioFX is a new flash-based workstation memory tier for production professionals that connects via the host's PCI Express bus. Continuing to drive application acceleration for customers, the Adobe team worked closely with Fusion-io to optimize Adobe Creative Suite 6 software to take advantage of tighter integration with Fusion's new ioMemory architecture for workstations. With the resulting ultra-low-latency performance, software developers like Adobe can now integrate features like highly threaded caching for Adobe After Effects CS6, which is specifically tuned to maximize data throughput, allowing for high-resolution production.

"Adobe's team is constantly leading the way in optimizing applications, and that was very clear while working with the After Effects team to accelerate Adobe Creative Suite 6 with the new ioFX memory tier," said Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Performance Computing Industry Senior Director. "The Creative Suite applications are used for millions of artists worldwide, which is why we were so excited to work closely with Adobe to help digital artists move beyond the delays that can hinder creativity and storytelling. By eliminating wait times traditionally associated with image manipulation, compositing, video editing and other data-intensive tasks digital artists face, Adobe's optimizations for the ioFX allows professionals to spend more time fully engaged in the creative process."

At NAB 2012, Adobe will reveal more about Creative Suite 6 video tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Adobe After Effects CS6. Redesigned by and for editors, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 combines faster performance with a sleek, customizable user interface and powerful trimming tools that let editors work the way they want to. After Effects CS6 is faster than ever and extends users' creativity with a new 3D camera tracker, extruded text and shapes, and more. Learn more about the top new features in the upcoming Creative Suite 6, expected to ship in the first half of 2012, here: http://success.adobe.com/en/na/programs/events/1203_16108_nab.html

The Fusion ioFX will be demonstrated at the NAB 2012 trade show in Adobe booth #SL2624. More information on the Fusion ioFX for workstation production can be found at http://www.fusionio.com/iofx. To learn more about Fusion-io, go to http://www.fusionio.com. 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.

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 the our Fusion ioFX product and ioMemory technology, the integration between Adobe applications and our ioMemory architecture, and the anticipated benefits of our products and technology and the integration of our products for Adobe applications.  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 risks that the users of the company's products may not realize the anticipated benefits of our products or the integration of Adobe's applications and our ioMemory architecture, 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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