Mizuho starts Fusion-io (FIO +4%) at Buy, and joins a long list of firms declaring the server...

|By:, SA News Editor

Mizuho starts Fusion-io (FIO +4%) at Buy, and joins a long list of firms declaring the server flash memory module maker a possible buyout target for a bigger enterprise IT name (previous). Working in Fusion-io's favor: the company's low-latency technology and a flurry of M&A activity in the enterprise flash hardware space. Working against it: the fact its business model requires it to stay on friendly terms with many server/storage OEMs who compete against each other.