Dell ditches 3PAR, iPad gets an update and Google's Chrome has a makeover. Five fast takes on the week's hottest developments.
Dell made the first move for virtual-storage company vendor 3PAR in mid-August, but eventually ceded in a bidding war with HP that topped out at more than $2 billion. Now, Dell needs to look elsewhere for a storage company to round out its virtualization offerings.
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At this point, you'll need to take a wait-and-see approach to HP's 3PAR acquisition. It's possible that the storage firm will be lumped into existing HP solutions and you won't see a difference. But it's also possible that HP will try something new in an effort to totally transform its virtual-storage operation around 3PAR. In fact, the company seems to be making clear moves in the latter direction. A day before 3PAR accepted its offer, HP announced new storage tiering and provisioning services.
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