Meet the Data Center Company Transforming Hollywood

Visual effects have become virtually indistinguishable from the real thing in recent years. But now technology is conspiring to (small f) fool even the most discerning of experts.

At last week's annual conference of the National Association of Broadcasters, data storage specialist Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO  ) introduced a 1.6 terabyte version of its ioFX solid-state drive, which integrates with Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ  ) Z class workstations for fast design and editing of visual effects.

Why should investors care?  Like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) before it, Fusion-io is occupying niches such as creative design where its specialized technology can have a huge impact. It's a short leap from there to mass market adoption, especially with data volumes growing as fast as they have been, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video.

Do you believe Fusion-io will overcome its problems and transform data storage? Please watch and then leave a comment to let us know whether you would buy, sell, or short Fusion-io stock at current prices.

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  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 1:41 PM, DCWD40 wrote:

    I thought FIO had the world by the tale when Woz noted that the critics of their technology direction were proven wrong. Then Cisco... Then NetApp... Now HP... This is still my bigger loser...

    Earnings are coming soon. Apple and Facebook will probably not pull this quarter up sharply. But, there are a lot of big players with product on the way. At some point all this product has to yield much stronger growth.

    W.D.

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