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Enterprises Save Time with Fusion-io Acceleration for SAP® Solutions

Fusion ioMemory Speeds Performance of Existing and New SAP-Based Solutions from Leading Systems Providers for In-Memory Computing, Databases, Analytics and Virtualization

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on years of experience accelerating performance in SAP®-based solutions that are offered by leading server systems vendors, Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is now a member of the SAP PartnerEdge® program. As drop-in acceleration for existing SAP applications or architected into new solutions for the SAP HANA® platform that are provided by leading solutions providers such as Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM, Fusion ioMemory products are used to provide real-time performance in many SAP solutions throughout data centers.


"With Fusion-io acceleration for SAP solutions, enterprises around the world are creating more time by running their SAP solutions faster," said Sean Hehir, Fusion-io Vice President of Strategic Business Development. "Armed with information from reports processed in minutes rather than hours, enterprises can make decisions more quickly to adapt to real-time business opportunities. As part of our strategy for providing application acceleration across the data center, Fusion ioMemory accelerates the SAP-based solutions provided by many systems leaders today, making us proud to be a partner in the SAP PartnerEdge program to better serve customers around the globe."

Customers around the world are already achieving business success with offerings from SAP and from Fusion-io. Providing comprehensive medical care for 1.5 million people, University Hospital Würzburg is one of Germany's oldest hospitals. The hospital runs on a medical information system based on the SAP ERP application and used by thousands of doctors, nurses, scientists, and administrators.

To improve performance and support new SAP features, the hospital IT team migrated its entire database, including the temporary tables, onto mirrored Fusion ioMemory, improving response times for thousands of users. The solution reduced capital costs 33 percent and delivered 2-5x faster processing in the SAP ERP system, keeping hospital staff working rather than waiting.

Even during the upgrade stage, the speed of ioMemory minimized the hospital's downtime to under two hours, rather than the five hours expected for the upgrade. Klaus Stärk, head of IT systems in the hospital, said, "The Fusion ioDrive2s made everything two to five times faster on average, and in fact, the improvement is noticeable to the naked eye."

Based in Australia, RCR Tomlinson Ltd is a leading integrated engineering solutions provider that provides turnkey solutions to the mining, energy, resources, and power sectors throughout the Asia Pacific region. Led by ITC Infrastructure Manager Stacey Squire, the RCR Tomlinson IT team decided to centralize operations to improve hardware efficiency, create a common user experience, and streamline infrastructure management. 

Squire's team virtualized all RCR Tomlinson business applications on blade servers with Microsoft Hyper-V and Fusion ioMemory. Implementing ioMemory gave RCR Tomlinson a more powerful and efficient virtualized infrastructure with archiving that is 9x faster, with OpenText ECM Suite for SAP Solutions. A large archive that historically took three hours or more now runs in just 20 minutes on the Fusion Powered blade server, enabling employees to get more work done, armed with critical reports in minutes instead of hours.

For more information about Fusion-io products for SAP-based solutions, visit


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.

SAP, SAP HANA, PartnerEdge, and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements concerning the potential benefits of the Fusion-io products and technology, including Fusion acceleration for SAP solutions. 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 and technology 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  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.

Fusion-io, the Fusion-io logo and ioMemory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Fusion-io, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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