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Fusion-io Names CEO

SALT LAKE CITY -- Fusion-io, the leader in enterprise solid-state architecture and high performance I/O solutions, today announced that Donald Basile will assume the role of CEO. In this role, Dr. Basile will assume full operational responsibility for the company effective immediately. Don Basile brings unparalleled leadership and technology expertise that will enable us to accelerate the growth of the company," said Rick White, co-founder and chief marketing officer. "Don is an exceptional leader and strategist. We share a common ambition for Fusion-io.”

Dr. Basile brings more than 20 years of experience to Fusion-io, having driven innovation at leading public and private companies in areas including data networking, cable, telecommunications, computing and semiconductors. Among his past accomplishments, Dr. Basile has been involved with the management, growth and
sale of companies valued at more than $2 billion.

Dr. Basile spent nearly four years as vice-president and managing director of Raza Foundries, Inc. (RFI), a broadband networking and communications investment company. Prior to RFI, he held management positions at Remarq Communities, Inc., a premier Internet infrastructure provider; Netfish Technologies, Inc., a leader in XML ecommerce; and Lenfest Communications, a pioneer in the cable television industry.

“Fusion-io is one of the most exciting companies in the technology industry,” said Dr. Basile. “David, Rick and the Fusion-io team have built a world-class ensemble of talent and created a company and a product with the potential to change the way storage is architected and used around the world. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this team as the company embarks on its next critical stage of development."

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