Fusion IO (NYSE: FIO). SALT LAKE CITY, March 11, 2013 /PR Newswire/-- Fusion IO (FIO) today announced a break through in Flash Technology. The technology a new material based on Rayon Vinyl Neoprene and Spandex was designed to upgrade and performance enhance new Flash based systems. David Flynn and chief technology officer Steven Wozzniak were reported by Salt Lake City Metro Police late Friday night to have been testing the new Flash Garment System on the corner of 5th and Main St. After two warnings and numerous complaints by pedestrians and motorists both men were arrested and brought in. The suspect Steven Wozniak was released on bail of $15,000 and awaits court hearing. The other suspect David Flynn was released without charges. When questioned about the incident the district attorney made the statement, "Here in Salt Lake City, in order to be charged for misdemeanor flashing the suspect must meet measurement regulations, Mr. Flynn was smaller then the minimal standard, so we could not prosecute"
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL). With Michael Dell being a fan of Fusion-io for a while now and the two continually in partnership, this might be the best candidate. Dell also just recently lost a bid for 3Par to Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). 3Par was another enterprise storage provider. Dell is clearly looking to make a bigger splash in the Enterprise market and Fusion-io might be a great fit for that purpose.
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC). Earlier in February, EMC unveiled VFCache, which it hopes will best Fusion-io in the data storage sector. However, the StockTwits blogger says analysts think the technology is still about 2 years behind Fusion-io...meaning it needs a better solution now. Fusion-io CEO David Flynn even poked a little fun at EMCs offering shortly after the announcement.
NetApp (Nasdaq: NTAP). NetApp is also looking to take some market share away from EMC and doesn't currently have a decent SSD product. It might make sense for NetApp to acquire Fusion-io in lieu of developing their own product.
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC). Intel has great SSD products, but those don't necessarily translate into the enterprise market. Further, Fusion-io has a lot of engineering talent, meaning they could load up on SSD tech and keep the pipeline rolling with strong R&D.