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Dell to Acquire 3Par

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logo_3parThere’s nothing like a bit of surprise (ish) tech news to generate an off the cuff quick post; here’s today’s tidbit.  Dell are to acquire 3Par.

Clearly the Farley Curse has struck again and for a mere $1.15 billion Dell plugs another gap in their storage portfolio.

Let’s face it, Equallogic was good, but not high end enough.  3Par technology can span the medium and large enterprises leaving Equallogic to overlap the SMB market.

I think this could be great deal for both companies; 3Par get validation of their story and of their continued rise in customer base and access to even more customers.  Dell get to plug their higher end storage strategy with a great product and move further away from the EMC dependency.

What else could be coming up? A Dell Unified Computing Strategy based on 3par?  That would be interesting.

As I said, this is a quick post pending more thinking and reading.  In the meantime please give @3parfarley all the ribbing he’s requested, before he concedes and changes his twitter handle to @dellfarley….

About Chris M Evans

Chris M Evans has worked in the technology industry since 1987, starting as a systems programmer on the IBM mainframe platform, while retaining an interest in storage. After working abroad, he co-founded an Internet-based music distribution company during the .com era, returning to consultancy in the new millennium. In 2009 Chris co-founded Langton Blue Ltd (www.langtonblue.com), a boutique consultancy firm focused on delivering business benefit through efficient technology deployments. Chris writes a popular blog at http://blog.architecting.it, attends many conferences and invitation-only events and can be found providing regular industry contributions through Twitter (@chrismevans) and other social media outlets.
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