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Dell acquires Compellent for $960 million

The PC maker lands its storage consolation prize after its failed bid for 3Par, in which it was outbid by Hewlett-Packard.

By December 13, 2010


Last of the storage independents

A recent flurry of storage acquisitions (consuming 3PAR, Isilon, Compellent, and others) leaves enterprises few remaining alternatives to the largest vendors.

By December 10, 2010


HP taps 3Par chief to head its StorageWorks

With the appointment of David Scott, HP strengthens the management bench for its storage unit as it lookos to sell high-end 3Par systems throughout its channel.

By October 6, 2010


WSJ: HP goes shopping (again), buys ArcSight

HP will pay a decent premium for the security software company, the Journal reports, but nothing 3Par-like.

By September 12, 2010


David Scott of 3Par, take a victory lap

With Dell's acquisition of 3Par, David Scott ends an epic journey as 3PAR's CEO. What else does Dell/3PAR mean for 3Par, Dell, EMC, and the storage industry?

By August 17, 2010


Bidding for 3Par: Dell says $27, HP says $30

Ever faster, ever higher come the acquisition offers for storage specialist 3Par, which both Dell and HP are seeking to help boost their cloud-computing lineups.

By August 27, 2010


HP gets OK to buy back $10 billion of stock

In midst of bidding war with Dell to acquire storage vendor 3Par, HP receives authorization from its board to repurchase up to $10 billion of its own shares as it sees opportunities.

By August 30, 2010


HP counters Dell's boosted bid for 3Par

Hewlett-Packard raises the stake yet again in the quest to acquire 3Par, saying it will pay $27 a share, just hours after Dell raised its offer to $24.30.

By August 26, 2010


HP trumps Dell with $24-per-share bid for 3Par

The $1.6 billion offer to acquire storage vendor 3Par marks a 33 percent jump over rival Dell's $18-per-share bid from last week.

By August 23, 2010


Dell to buy 3Par for $1.15 billion

3Par offers highly virtualized storage arrays designed to help businesses treat storage as a utility, meaning they use--and pay for--capacity only as they need it.

By August 16, 2010