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October 3, 2011  1:18 PM

Storage companies have many faces



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage vendors

Large companies are represented by many people filling various roles to the outside world. These people are trying to accomplish different things. A marketing person is trying to create information that will highlight the company and give customers a reason to consider or continue with its...

September 19, 2011  12:25 PM

Vendors should focus on customers, not competitors



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage products, storage vendors

Competitive pressures often cause companies to lose focus when adopting product marketing strategies. These pressures come from executives and boards, and can be intense. They can also cause a vendor to pay attention to the wrong things, instead of putting the attention on the customer. Vendor...


July 19, 2011  2:24 PM

Technical innovation and the Department of Revenue Prevention



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage vendors

All new storage technology doesn’t come from startups, although you might get that impression by reading about industry acquisitions. The reasons most often listed for acquisition of a start-up company are: • Technical infusion (technology acquisition) • Expansion into a new business...


October 15, 2010  2:56 PM

Oracle-EMC deal unlikely



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, storage vendors

EMC and Oracle shared a lot of headlines this week. Two days ago, EMC brought out its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance that will take on


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 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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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 25, 2010  2:46 PM

Dell faces 3PAR deadline; will EMC make a bid?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

You can expect Dell to respond by the end of this week to Hewlett-Packard’s unsolicited $1.6 billion bid to buy Dell acquisition target 3PAR. 3PAR gave Dell three days to make a counter offer...


August 24, 2010  4:49 PM

3PAR had third suitor



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Hewlett-Packard and Dell weren't the only companies interested in buying 3PAR. A third company also discussed buying the storage array vendor, according to an SEC filing detailing negotiations leading to  


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