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Making Sense of Storage Vendor Growth Comparisons

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Each quarter, Gartner produces a report listing their estimates on figures for sales of external storage arrays, otherwise known as “external controller-based” disk (ECB).  The figures for 3Q12 are just out and make interesting reading.  IBM, HP, Dell and Oracle are all down on their position 12 months ago, whilst the other vendors have seen growth, with the best figures ... Read More »

Microsoft Announces The Surface Tablet

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We now know what Microsoft’s big announcement is – a tablet called the Surface.  To many this may seem like just another “me too” product from the company that used to rule the desktop, but I think a closer look is needed at what Microsoft are actually doing here. The Surface First of all, we should really talk about the ... Read More »

Bad Day At The Office For Dell, HP & Netapp

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Just a quick post on news that came over the wire late UK time. Dell saw their share price drop by 17% today on weak quarterly figures, as reported by Forbes, with seemingly significant drops in their consumer business.  Could this partly be the Apple effect? Dell are working hard at building their storage business although there’s still a way to ... Read More »

Dell Allegedly Bid for Fusion-IO

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Last Friday Eric Savitz over at Forbes reported that Dell may have put in a speculative bid for Fusion-IO (thanks to Don Jennings for spotting the article).  The rumoured price was $33 a share, which is approximately a 50% markup on the share price at the time – we can only assume the offer was rejected. As Chris Mellor recently ... Read More »

EMC Enters The Market With “Me Too” Flash Products

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Yesterday EMC finally revealed the details on their not-so-secret Lightning and Thunder flash projects.  Fortunately this launch event didn’t include cramming small people into minis or firing Chad Sakac out of a cannon, but was more focused on the market and products EMC are bringing to it.  There was also a large amount of Twitter activity; look back at the ... Read More »

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 »