Fusion-io: Flash Storage Accelerating Applications and Industries

Fusion-io is a pioneer of a new storage memory platform that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a data center by moving process-critical, or active data closer to the CPU where it is processed. Called shared data decentralization, this significantly reduces latency while increasing data center efficiency. Fusion’s integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory for enterprise-grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability.

The increasing demand for a next-generation, solid-state storage technology is driven by advancements in computer processors which, following Moore’s Law, have grown exponentially in performance. Mechanical disks, on the other hand, follow Newtonian Dynamics and experience lackluster performance improvements, introducing a performance gap.

Ushering in a new era of application-centric, solid-state storage solutions for the enterprise, Fusion-io is revolutionizing the way database, application and system administrators architect their data centers. The company is closing the gap between processing power and storage needs by delivering breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional disk-based storage systems. Now, the performance of an entire disk array can be placed inside a server.

Fusion-io’s executive team has a long history of building companies that deliver game-changing and innovative technologies to the marketplace. Fusion-io was founded in 2006 by a team of experts with successful track records in the fields of transaction processing, high-performance networking, storage and superclusters, and computing and image processing.

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Founded in 2005 by a management team with experience in transaction processing, high-performance networking, storage, superclusters, and computing and image processing, Fusion-io recognized that mechanical storage architectures do not keep pace with advances in digital processing power. This meant that despite major advances in technology, data processing was limited to the speed of legacy storage infrastructures. Without a solution designed to maximize their capabilities, modern CPUs sit idle while they wait for data to process.

It's Time to Lose the Wait
Fusion-io solves the data supply problem with a new purpose-built solution. By combining hardware and software to develop a reliable storage memory platform, Fusion-io gives servers native access to data to accelerate enterprise databases and applications. This allows enterprises to significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking, and memory-rich servers. In addition to accelerating performance, Fusion’s storage memory platform also reduces energy consumption and total cost of ownership.

Fusion's ioMemory modules are one of the industry’s most efficient and cost effective resources for processing large amounts of data very quickly. One ioMemory module contains 100 times the capacity density of dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, to provide applications fully scalable memory for accelerating throughput and reducing latency while driving higher performance density and efficiency in application server platforms.

Fusion’s Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) software allows ioMemory to operate as a storage memory tier within the enterprise server to provide servers direct access to data. Fusion’s directCache software extends the ioMemory platform and permits interoperability with traditional direct-attached, network-attached, storage area network-attached and appliance-attached backend storage systems.ioSphere is a suite of management software purpose-built for Fusion’s storage memory infrastructure and designed around Fusion’s data decentralization platform.

Fusion-io solutions are sold through a global direct sales force, as well as leading OEMs including Dell, HP. IBM, Supermicro and other channel partners. Numerous industries rely on Fusion-io to accelerate their enterprises, including leading web businesses, social media, finance, security, government and military organizations that have adopted ioMemory to supply their servers with the critical data they need most. For more background on customer ioMemory implementations, please visit our case studies.

Learn more here: http://www.fusionio.com/company/

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