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March 24, 2011  1:10 PM

DataDirect Networks ready to aim directly at NetApp NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
DataDirect Networks, high performance computing, NAS, netapp

When NetApp closes its $480 million acquisition of LSI’s Engenio storage division, it will move into head-to-head competition with high performance computing storage vendor DataDirect...

October 18, 2010  3:08 PM

Is Isilon the next acquistion target?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, isilon, netapp, scale-out NAS

Nobody knows if Isilon Systems will be the next storage vendor to get acquired, but it’s clear that Isilon executives want to be the next. The scale-out NAS vendor has hired a firm to explore a sale, and has been linked with just about every large storage vendor since Hewlett-Packard gobbled up...

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 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...

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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