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

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.
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  • Brandond
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    At FIO's market cap and with their technology, it makes no sense to me why a large company doesn't take them out. HP is hell bent on expanding its cloud solutions and FIO would be a great way to jumpstart those efforts for a fraction of what they wasted on their last acquisition. If not HP, Netapp would be my next logical bet.
    28 Feb 2013, 11:29 AM Reply Like
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