• Monday, April 23, 6:03 PM If reports of an EMC bid for flash storage array vendor XtremIO pan out, the move could trigger a flurry of M&A activity in the enterprise flash storage space, argues Derrick Harris, as rivals such as NetApp, H-P, Dell, and IBM try to return fire. XtremIO rival Violin Memory, reportedly valued at $800M in a recent funding round, would likely be a target. So might Nimbus Data Systems, Fusion-io (FIO - previous), and others... OCZ
I don't think this impacts OCZ that much. The valuations are still funny, but ExtremeIO looks to be pure array based SSD with what I'm guessing is solid data depulication process + thin provisioning. Obviously a plus for VMware too, which is why they were over interviewing them too.