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September, 2010


September 29, 2010  2:57 PM

HP sees 3PAR as a three-gap product



Posted by: Dave Raffo

Now that Hewlett-Packard has closed its $2.35 billion 3PAR acquisition, HP executives are looking for 3PAR’s InServ storage systems to fill three spots in its product lineup. HP's GM of enterprise...

September 27, 2010  3:09 PM

HP sticks with Hitachi for high-end storage array



Posted by: Dave Raffo
3PAR, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, P9500, storage arrays

Hewlett-Packard is launching is version of Hitachi Data System’s new VSP system today, which should end speculation that HP will sever its OEM deal with Hitachi’s parent company for its enterprise...


September 24, 2010  1:30 PM

Oracle’s eye is on NetApp



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp, storage vendors

Does Larry Ellison want NetApp, or does he only want the large chunk of customers who use NetApp systems to store Oracle databases? The Oracle CEO appeared envious of NetApp when addressing financial analysts Thursday, guessing that 60% of NetApp’s business comes from storing Oracle databases....


September 21, 2010  12:47 AM

Oracle upgrades ZFS Storage Appliances



Posted by: Dave Raffo
unified storage

Oracle’s big storage product launch at Oracle OpenWorld today wasn’t much of a surprise. It rolled out the next generation of its ZFS Storage Appliance line, bumping up the speeds and feeds and adding tight integration with Oracle software. That’s what Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said the vendor...


September 20, 2010  1:57 PM

Xiotech joins primary dedupe parade



Posted by: Dave Raffo
permabit, primary data reduction, xiotech

Xiotech today at Storage Decisions in New York declared its intention to offer primary data deduplication through an OEM deal with Permabit for its


September 16, 2010  8:12 PM

Will Dell buy Brocade on the rebound?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, dell, storage vendors

Brocade has been the subject of acquisition rumors for about a year now, despite denials...

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September 9, 2010  5:10 PM

NetApp, Oracle call ZFS truce



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp, zfs

NetApp and Oracle today dropped their lawsuits against each other, ending their three-year legal scuffle over patents related to ZFS. NetApp issued a release saying both sides agreed to dismiss their suits, but kept terms of the agreement confidential. "For more than a decade, Oracle and...


September 9, 2010  3:02 PM

The mysterious EMC NX3e



Posted by: Dave Raffo
clariion, emc, NX3e, storage arrays

EMC executives have been touting the low-end midrange storage system they intend to launch early next year, talking it up on the company’s last earnings call last month and at an investors’...


September 2, 2010  4:32 PM

Dell backs out, leaving 3PAR to HP



Posted by: Dave Raffo
3PAR, dell, Hewlett-Packard

So, Dell’s latest offer for 3PAR turned out to be a last-chance hope to land a haymaker rather than an indication of Dell being in the chase for the long haul. About an hour after 3PAR revealed it received new offers from Dell and Hewlett-Packard, Dell threw in the towel. The vendor issued a...


September 2, 2010  2:49 PM

Dell, HP still going toe-to-toe for 3PAR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
3PAR, dell, Hewlett-Packard

Now it looks like the battle for 3PAR will turn into an old-fashioned 15-round bout between Hewlett-Packard and Dell. Neither 3PAR suitor backed down today, as they each made their fourth bid for 3PAR. At the end of the latest bidding round, HP’s had the highest offer of $33 per share or $2.35...


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