||(filed for IPO) New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Samsung, Meritech Capital Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Michael Dell
||Fusion-IO is one of the companies riding the solid state drive trend to success. The company has a board that offers more reliable flash memory inside servers and is already used by HP in their gear and by Facebook in its data center.
||SSDs are faster, but more expensive than traditional hard drives. They also aren’t as reliable for enterprise use — something Fusion-IO is trying to change. It has also filed to go public, and could test the public market’s appetite for infrastructure stocks.