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January 18, 2011  5:39 PM

Dell to resell EMC VNX, not VNXe

Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell, emc, vnx

There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Dell will offer EMC's newly launched VNX and VNXe unified storage systems. The

December 13, 2010  1:02 PM

Dell wraps up Compellent deal, acquires storage array vendor

Posted by: Dave Raffo
compellent, dell, san array

Dell made it official today. It is buying Compellent for $820 million, and expects the deal to close early next year. Dell and Compellent said last Thursday that they were in advanced...

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November 19, 2010  3:09 PM

Dell loses ground in storage, despite EqualLogic success

Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell, emc, iSCSI SAN

Last quarter was a rocky one for Dell’s storage business. Dell lost its protracted bidding war against Hewlett-Packard for 3PAR – upsetting its storage partner EMC – and its revenue growth for the...

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 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...

August 27, 2010  1:09 PM

HP goes to $2B for 3PAR after Dell raises its bid *(Updated)*

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

The bids are coming in rapidly for 3 PAR. 3PAR barely had time to digest Dell's $1.8 billion offer this morning before Hewlett-Packard raised its offer to $2 billion. Storage Systems vendor 3PAR has now received four bids in two days and six in two weeks with Dell and HP making three offers...

August 26, 2010  1:22 PM

Dell raises its bid for 3PAR

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

Dell raised its offer for 3PAR today with a revised bid that is a mere $20 million more than Hewlett-Packard’s Monday offer of $1.6 billion. Dell’s latest offer of $24.30 per share beats HP’s $24 per share. Dell’s first offer disclosed Aug. 16 was for $18 per share or $1.15...

August 19, 2010  3:06 PM

NetApp’s not actively shopping

Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell, emc, netapp, storage vendors

In the wake of Dell’s $1.15 billion acquisition of 3PAR, NetApp CEO Tom Georgens said his company is under no pressure to make any significant acquisitions. Ever since EMC outbid NetApp for

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