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Fusion-io Expands its Global Footprint to Japan with Tokyo Electron Device

Fusion-io, pioneer of a new flash-based, storage-class memory tier (ioMemory), today announced that Tokyo Electron Device (TED), a leading semiconductor and computer network equipment provider and fabless IC design and development supplier, will offer its customers Fusion’s ioMemory-based products to meet their evolving data needs. The agreement covers the full range of Fusion’s product line, making it one of the most expansive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreements to date for Fusion-io. All ioMemory-based products sold through this agreement will feature TED’s world-renowned customer support.

“We are at a turning point where data center design is quickly evolving, and by deploying Fusion’s ioMemory technology, we are offering our customers a growth opportunity,” said Vic Amano, Tokyo Electron America Corporate Director, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, CN Business Section. “With ioMemory, our enterprise clients can consolidate current data center operations to maximize their return on investment. Through Fusion’s highly scalable Virtual Storage Layer software infrastructure and ioSphere management platform, our customers can realize their virtualization strategies and better accommodate future growth.”

With Fusion’s ioMemory-based technologies in ioDrive, ioDrive Duo and the new ioDrive Octal, TED customers can accelerate the performance of data intensive applications and workloads, including virtual machine deployments, financial transactions, web content, database and data mining.

In addition, Fusion’s software solutions, including the new ioSphere Platform, are built on the ioMemory Virtual Storage Layer (VSL), a flash-optimized OS subsystem that allows Fusion’s ioDrives to interact directly with the CPU and system memory, yet retain the universal function to applications of a block-based storage device. The ioMemory VSL transforms even the most challenging underlying medium such as flash into a reliable and durable enterprise-grade product.

"Fusion-io is excited to be working with TED, which has a long, successful history of driving the rapid market adoption of game-changing technologies among Japanese OEMs, system integrators and end users," said Jim Dawson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Fusion-io. "In the short time that we've been working with TED, Fusion-io has seen significant improvement in our Japan OEM engagements, customer awareness and market momentum. We believe that we've identified the right Japanese partner to help grow Fusion's business in the country."

Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:29 PM by David Marshall
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