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Compellent – The Inevitable Acquisition

Well, the announcement has been made and it’s official, Dell and Compellent are in talks over a “merger” which basically means Dell acquiring Compellent for around $27.50 per share.  The press release can be found here.  Even as recently as a couple of weeks ago, Compellent were denying acquisition rumours. Compellent’s share price has risen dramatically in the last couple ... Read More »

Compellent: New Features Speculation

Chris Mellor recently speculated on Compellent and the additional horsepower of their new storage product releases – series 40 controllers with Storage Center 5.4.  Over dinner last night, we discussed how various features could be integrated into the current architecture.  Many of them are surprisingly easy to achieve (or so we believe).  One feature under the spotlight was primary data ... Read More »

Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part II

This is a series of posts reviewing the Compellent Storage Center SAN Array.  Previous Posts: Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part I In this post we’ll discuss the logical configuration, connectivity and protocols available on the Compellent Storage Center array, including the way disks are grouped and LUNs are created from the underlying storage. Where’s My LUN? The first thing ... Read More »

Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part I

This is a series of posts reviewing the Compellent Storage Center Storage Array. Compellent Inc, founded in 2002, produces the Storage Center product, a SAN storage array build around commodity hardware.  In addition to providing advanced features found on newer storage arrays (such as thin provisioning), the Compellent device has one unique (for now) feature that sets it apart from ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Which Vendors Have the Right Vintage in 2010?

There’s no doubt that 2010 will prove to be another tough year in the storage industry.  Customers are looking to continue on cost reduction and austerity programmes, squeezing assets as much as they can.  Of all the storage vendors out there, which have got the the right vintage to succeed?  Here’s my light-hearted look (in no particular order) at how the ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Is There Any Point Buying From EMC?

Yesterday, EMC announced Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST), their much hyped and much anticipated storage feature enabling the automated moving of data between tiers of storage on a policy basis.  However the most notable missing feature in the EMC announcement was the lack of support for legacy DMX-3 and DMX-4 platforms.  This to me sends a message loud and clear ... Read More »