Fusion-io creates solid state drive alliance for flash-optimized software, storage

(October 19, 2010 – BUSINESS WIRE)Fusion-io, developer of a new flash-based, server-class memory tier (ioMemory), announced the Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program, an initiative that will bring collaborative solutions to the enterprise. In collaboration with Technology Alliance Program members, Fusion-io will develop new "Fusion Powered" technologies, including flash-optimized software, a new generation of storage appliances and virtualization solutions.

Under this program, authorized Technology Alliance Program members will work with Fusion-io to design, build and implement solutions that leverage Fusion’s innovative ioMemory technology. Members will also have access to Fusion-io sales, marketing and technical services to help to help partnering companies gain greater exposure to new markets, increase revenue opportunities and ensure technical compatibility.

"Customers that are implementing Fusion-io as a server-class memory tier across DataCore-powered storage area networks are experiencing unprecedented levels of I/O performance through tiered caching," said Carlos M. Carreras, VP of alliances and business development, DataCore Software, a Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program participant. "Fusion’s solid-state solutions combined with DataCore storage virtualization software achieve new levels of performance, high availability and energy efficiency when the two technologies are deployed together. We are pleased to be working with them to substantially increase enterprise options for virtualization."

"We look forward to working with Fusion-io to provide high performance, easily scalable data management solutions," said Steven Mih, VP of business development for Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program participant Membase. "Our Membase Server combined with Fusion’s ioMemory technology offers an excellent solution for significantly reducing data management costs."

"Enterprises around the world are seeking simplified and consolidated solutions that reduce infrastructure and overhead," said Tyler Smith, VP of alliances for Fusion-io. "One-stop solutions, like those provided through Fusion’s new Technology Alliance Program, reduce strains on resources, remove risks inherent with managing several partners and reduce expenditures. Working together, we believe we can offer greater value to our customers who are looking to solve the ever increasing data-intensive nature of the contemporary enterprise."

To learn more about collaborating through the Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program, go to http://www.fusionio.com/partners/technology-alliance-program.

Fusion-io provides system, application & database acceleration. For more on Fusion-io, go to www.fusionio.com.

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