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August 23, 2010  1:49 PM

HP outbids Dell for 3PAR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Hewlett-Packard isn’t going to just let Dell walk away with 3PAR. HP outbid Dell today for the thin provisioning storage pioneer. HP offered $24 per share in cash for a total of $1.6 billion, trumping Dell’s bid of $18 per share and $1.15 billion

August 20, 2010  2:50 PM

Hitachi Data Systems buys Parascale, gets more ‘cloudy’



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, hitachi data systems, storage vendors

Hitachi Data Systems has quietly picked up the assets of cloud storage startup Parascale, which went under after it failed to gain additional funding earlier this...


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


August 16, 2010  12:38 PM

Dell spends $1.15 billion on 3PAR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Dell took another huge step into the storage world today when it said it will buy thin provisioning pioneer 3PAR for $1.15 billion. The blockbuster deal isn’t Dell’s most expensive storage buy –...


July 20, 2010  1:09 AM

Dell buys Ocarina, plans dedupe across its storage portfolio



Posted by: Dave Raffo
primary data reduction, storage vendors

Dell bought its primary deduplication OEM partner Ocarina Networks today before it even integrated Ocarina’s technology into Dell storage. Dell last month hinted at an OEM deal with Ocarina when a Dell storage executive was quoted in a press release Ocarina put out about its OEM product....


July 13, 2010  6:53 PM

CommVault says its sales took a hit last quarter



Posted by: Dave Raffo
backup software, storage vendors

After a couple of strong quarters with its Simpana backup and storage management software fueled by data deduplication, CommVault sales tumbled last quarter. CommVault today gave preliminary revenue results for last quarter of approximately $66.3 million, below the approximately $71.7 million...


June 16, 2010  1:55 PM

Gear6 caches out; Violin Memory scoops up assets



Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state storage, storage vendors

Flash memory appliance vendor Violin Memory today said it acquired the assets of failed caching startup Gear6 for an undisclosed price, and plans to add Gear6’s NAS and Memcached software to Violin arrays. Gear6 sold its


June 7, 2010  10:22 PM

Emulex marries its 10-GigE partner; acquires ServerEngines



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

Emulex today acquired its 10-Gigabit Ethernet silicon partner ServerEngines for $78 million in cash and eight million shares of Emulex stock to be issued at closing, which could bring the price to around $160 million. The deal is expected to close next month. The Emulex shares would be worth $81...


June 3, 2010  2:47 PM

Symantec addresses concerns and re-org rumors



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

The reorganization of the Storage and Availability Management group within Symantec was the source of widespread speculation in April that the vendor was preparing to divest entirely from the storage busines. Layoffs in the first quarter affected engineers working on


May 28, 2010  5:27 PM

Reports indicate we’ll see no more Seanodes; is Parascale next?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

According to a press release circulated this morning by Storage Newsletter, storage software startup Seanodes has sold off its assets to a French VMware distributor called Deletec after filing for bankruptcy last December. The report says...


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