Storage Soup

August 2010

  • HP's back on top for 3PAR; will Dell withdraw?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 26 Aug 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard didn't wait long to counter Dell's counter offer to buy 3PAR. HP made a new bid of $27 per share after the market closed today, an 11% improvement on Dell's pre-market offer of ...

  • Dell raises its bid for 3PAR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 26 Aug 2010
  • 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 ...

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

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 25 Aug 2010
  • 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 ...

  • 3PAR had third suitor

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 24 Aug 2010
  • 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 ...

  • HP outbids Dell for 3PAR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Aug 2010
  • 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, ...

  • Hitachi Data Systems buys Parascale, gets more 'cloudy'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 20 Aug 2010
  • 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 year. HDS chief strategist for ...

  • NetApp's not actively shopping

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 19 Aug 2010
  • 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 Data ...

  • Dell spends $1.15 billion on 3PAR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 16 Aug 2010
  • 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 – it ...

  • CommVault's Simpana 9 getting close

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 05 Aug 2010
  • You could tell by listening to CommVault’s earnings report call this week that Simpana 9 is just around the corner. Maybe it won’t be available in early October as a report out of New Zealand put ...

  • HDS: We’ll outpace FAST ... eventually

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 04 Aug 2010
  • Hitachi Data Systems has kept a tight lid on any upgrades to its flagship USP-V enterprise storage platform. Everybody in the storage industry expects an upgrade this year, but the HDS folks won’t ...