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  • Disk storage still bouncing back, IDC says

    The market for enterprise disk storage systems grew strongly in the second quarter, continuing to recover from a slump brought on by the economic slowdown of 2008 and 2009, research company IDC said on Friday.

  • Dell loses 3Par bidding war to HP

    Dell on Thursday said it would not increase its most recent proposal to acquire virtualized storage vendor 3Par, paving the path for rival Hewlett-Packard to acquire the company.

  • 3Par faces lawsuit as bidding war continues

    3Par, which is already the subject of a bidding war between Hewlett-Packard and Dell, is now among a group of companies being sued by Crossroads Systems for patent infringement.

  • Dell hawks its new modular data center

    Dell has been relatively quiet about its modular data-center products, but on Tuesday it showed off a new design it has started selling to large "hyperscale" customers, which include big Internet firms like Microsoft and Facebook.

  • VMworld 2010: Virtualization, The Matrix, and the VMware/Microsoft rivalry

    VMware's VMworld has quickly become one of the most important business technology conferences of the year. Held at San Francisco's Moscone Center Monday through Thursday of this week, the conference had its share of highlights and interesting facts. Here are 10 things seen and heard at VMworld:

  • Dell vs HP over 3PAR: Background Briefing

    With the bidding war between HP and Dell over storage virtualisation vendor 3PAR heating up <i>Computerworld Australia</i> turns to industry experts for the lowdown on what the deal means for the storage market, HP and Dell.

  • Dell sees 3Par as doorway to cloud projects

    Dell believes an acquisition of high-end storage vendor 3Par would help it gain a foothold in large enterprises moving toward cloud computing, but it doesn't think Hewlett-Packard would necessarily steal away customers if it buys 3Par instead.

  • 3PAR finds HP's offer superior

    Storage technology firm 3PAR confirmed late Friday that its board has accepted Hewlett-Packard's acqusition offer of $US30 per share, ending more than a week of competitive bidding with Dell.

  • Purdue app slows servers when cooling fails

    While chip manufacturers continue to make their processors ever more powerful, at least one customer has found it useful to slow these chips down, at least long enough to keep them running when the data center air conditioning falters.

  • HP ups 3PAR bid to $30 per share, tops Dell's latest

    The bidding war for storage vendor 3PAR continued to escalate Friday, with Hewlett-Packard submitting a new offer of US$30 per share, or $2 billion. The offer topped a $27 per share bid made by Dell earlier in the day.

  • HP ups 3PAR bid to $30 per share, tops Dell's latest

    The bidding war for storage vendor 3PAR continued to escalate Friday, with Hewlett-Packard submitting a new offer of US$30 per share, or $2 billion. The offer topped a $27 per share bid made by Dell earlier in the day.

  • Intel eyed McAfee for years, Gelsinger says

    Intel considered acquiring either Symantec or McAfee for years before it announced> last week that it would buy the latter, former Intel senior vice president Pat Gelsinger said on Thursday.

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