Webair Delivers Breakthrough Cloud Performance with Fusion ioMemory

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that web hosting and infrastructure services provider Webair has deployed Fusion ioMemory technology to overcome data constraints caused by traditional disk-based storage technologies for cloud environments. Webair has integrated ioMemory into its cloud hosting services to provide clients with I/O speeds in the cloud that could traditionally only be obtained with complex and expensive disk array scale out.

"Providing an extremely fast storage layer is critical for driving adoption of cloud hosting solutions, which is why our engineering teams worked with Fusion-io to develop an innovative approach for accelerating data in our cloud environment," said Sagi Brody, Chief Technical Officer, Webair. "One of the key factors in our decision was breaking through the speed barriers typically found in existing cloud environments. We have found that with Fusion-io, our cloud database servers are significantly outperforming traditional physical configurations. With Fusion ioMemory, we can now offer the benefits of the cloud to industries and applications that previously would have been challenging to support at peak performance in the cloud."

Webair, headquartered in New York, provides managed and secure cloud services and guarantees uptime through its international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.  As it became clear that customers needed to move data to the cloud, Webair sought to eliminate the frustration related to cost and complexity for its customers. In some cases, the price and performance problems of large disk arrays prevented clients from making the move to a cloud environment. Webair customers also found that traditional SSDs resulted in inconsistent performance as well as support and reliability issues. By deploying ioMemory technology from Fusion-io, Webair significantly increased data transaction rates, allowing it to decrease datacenter footprint while meeting customer demand for low-latency data performance with a flexible solution that can be integrated into a variety of dedicated and cloud servers.

"Webair's commitment to finding powerful solutions for its customers' cloud computing needs showcases that its team is keenly focused on data center innovation," said Neil Carson, Fusion-io Chief Technology Officer. "Performance is certainly key in the cloud, but Webair knows that reliability is paramount. Fusion-io is proud to be working with the bright minds at Webair to help deliver scalable cloud deployments for its customers."

For more information about Webair, please visit: http://www.webair.com/. Follow Webair on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/WebairInc.

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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.

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 not limited to, statements concerning Webair's deployment of Fusion ioMemory technology and the integration of the technology in its cloud hosting services, including the expected benefits for users. 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 Fusion-io's customers and strategic partners, including Webair, as well as end users of Fusion-io products may not realize the expected benefits of Fusion-io's 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.






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