Why Dell’s Compellent Acquisition is a Good Move

Dell, by announcing Dec. 13 that it is acquiring Compellent
Technologies for $960 million, may have pure-lucked its way into a
sweet deal.

Back on Sept. 2, when the Round Rock, Texas-based PC, server and
storage maker surrendered to Hewlett-Packard after a 10-day bidding
war, enabling HP to buy storage provider 3PAR for $2.3 billion, things looked pretty dreary indeed.

After all, it’s corporately embarrassing to be outbid by a major
competitor for a property that a company really wants. Egos were indeed
involved, and Michael Dell’s was undoubtedly bruised.

However, as well-thought-of and as solid as 3PAR’s scale-out storage
products are, Compellent’s are probably better for a lot of companies
because they’re of a later generation that has long since solved common
storage problems [read that bottlenecks] of the past.

For more, read the eWeek article: How Dell Lucked into a Smart Acquisition in Compellent.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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