Fusion-io to Integrate ioFX Acceleration Into HP Z Workstations

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Industry Leaders Enhance Application Performance in Visual Effects, Digital
Content Creation and Computer Assisted Design for Demanding Creative Projects
LAS VEGAS,  April 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- National Association of Broadcasters
Tradeshow --  Fusion-io  (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is collaborating
with global workstation leader  HP  to integrate the  Fusion ioFX  into the
award-winning  HP Z820, Z620 and Z420  Workstations. The integrated solutions
will offer ideal development platforms for professional artists in visual
effects, upstream exploration of oil and gas, digital content creation (DCC) and
computer-aided design (CAD). In addition, professionals interested in adding the
Fusion ioFX to their current HP Workstation can purchase the ioFX as a custom
integration component.  

"I consider HP one of the best engineering companies in the world, so I'm
thrilled to see HP and Fusion-io working together to advance workstation
computing architectures," said  Steve Wozniak, Fusion-io Chief Scientist. "The
Fusion ioFX brings the intelligence of the Fusion-io approach to HP's incredible
workstations, adding even more powerful application performance to the precision
engineering HP is known for around the world."  

The Fusion ioFX provides unprecedented application acceleration to leading
workstation applications such as those from  Adobe, Assimilate, and The Foundry.
The new solution will integrate the Fusion ioFX into the powerful HP Z
Workstations with Intel Xeon processors. The architecture is designed to deliver
an industry-leading platform for digital content creation applications by moving
beyond the performance limitations and bottlenecks of traditional systems.

"HP is the workstation industry leader, and our customers demand to be the first
to get cutting edge solutions that deliver performance, reliability and
innovation," said  Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Commercial
Solutions Business Unit, HP. "Providing the Fusion ioFX in our high-end HP Z
Workstations will offer customers improved performance to tackle their most
challenging projects faster."

Tuned for sustained performance in multithreaded applications, the ioFX enables
artists to work on 2K, 4K and 5K content interactively, in full resolution, as
well as to manipulate stereoscopic content in real time. With powerful
throughput to maximize NVIDIA GPU processing, the ioFX will slash application
wait times in HP WZ Workstations to accelerate both the hardware and software
essential to professional digital content creation.

Visit HP Booth SL 9605 to see the Fusion ioFX live at NAB 2013. NAB Show
attendees can also see the ioFX in action at a number of leading Fusion-io
software and hardware Technology Alliance Program member booths. A complete list
of locations is available on the  Fusion-io blog.

To learn more about Fusion-io, go to  http://www.fusionio.com. Follow Fusion
ioFX on Twitter at  http://www.twitter.com/FusionioFX  and on Facebook at 
http://www.facebook.com/FusionioFX.   

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 and
other benefits to users of the integration of Fusion-io's ioFX product and HP
products.  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.

 CONTACTS                                     
                                              
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 Media Relations          Investor Relations  
 917.224.7769             650.224.8291        
 bbrumfield@fusionio.com  ir@fusionio.com     


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