NAND Memory specialist, SanDisk, announced to buy Fusion-io company, specialized in flash PCI-Express storage, for 1100 million dollars.
Fusion-io debuted on the market on 2007, it stands out for being the first company introducing professional PCI-Express interface storage. With this acquisition, SanDisk pretend to firm up its presence on the professional storage market, being able to offer solution to datacenters and super computing.
“Fusion-io seedup our efforts to being able to create flash data centers, helping companies to a better data management on a high volume data job at lower costs” says Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO at SanDisk, “User will benefit too from Fusion-io now being part of SanDisk, since we will be capable to offer PCI-Express interface products soon”.
This arrangement between SanDisk and Fusion-io has transcendence, for its professional market, and it will influence company’s consumer market too, now that SanDisk will have all Fusion-io’s technologies, specially important those related to PCI-Express storage solutions now booming, since this eliminates all limitation from SATA interface trying to reach high transfer rates, being able to offer a better price relationship per Gb solutions.