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The last several days have been pretty interesting with tech giants Dell and HP trying to outbid each other for the data storage technology company 3Par . After Dell made its intention to grab 3PAR ‘s virtualization goodies public, HP did not waste much time to initiate a steep counteroffer of $24 a share fuelling a spell bounding bidding war. It has turned out that Dell could not really match up to HP's generous and unconditional $33-per-share offer which the board of 3Par found irresistible. Dell certainly could not have been too happy with the outcome as 3PAR's virtualization technology would have been a major asset to boost its cloud computing business which trails behind HP's in more ways than one. The fact that these big names in high-tech are willing to pay up an astronomical sum for a company like 3PAR that reported a $3 million loss on sales of $194 million ... (more)

Dell Snatches Virtualization Vendor 3PAR

Dell Inc is looking to grab data storage solutions outfit 3PAR Inc for $1.15. 3PAR is a Fremont, California based company that promises to be a major asset for Dell's cloud computing ambitions.It comes with virtualization capabilities that could be a game changer for Dell's services unit which provides on-demand online applications for enterprises looking beyond traditional, on-premises storage systems to reduce their hardware and energy investments. The new virtualized platform together with 3PAR's advanced data management capabilities such as dynamic tiering and thin provisioni... (more)

Novell and Red Hat: Taking Linux to the Cloud

Open Source Journal on Ulitzer It is interesting to see how Open source rivals Red Hat and Novell have transferred their Linux warfare to the cloud. As both companies seek to use their open source history to advantage on the web platform by spouting standard mantras about avoiding vendor lock-ins and low cost, they have also taken different approaches on other counts when taking their cloud services to market. Red Hat is full of idealistic enthusiasm about innovation, progress and being open through and through. It has always been a vociferous proponent of open standards and Ope... (more)

Oracle Reports Growth; Talks up Sun’s Contributions

Oracle reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 ended in February, and sales of Oracle's products sans Sun rose by 7 percent. Including one month of sales attributable to Sun, Oracle's revenues were up 17 percent, to $6.4 billion. Sun has brought in $273 million in hardware systems sales since the acquisition, and another $185 million is attributed to hardware support. It also touted its Exadata Storage Server introduced over a year ago as "the fastest growing product in Oracle's history". Oracle's history of strategic acquisitions have always compensate... (more)

Microsoft Endorses Hybrid Models to Facilitate Cloud Transition

Not long ago Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying that Microsoft is "betting the company" on cloud computing. So it is really no surprise that at the company's TechEd 2010 event in New Orleans, the software giant reprised the same theme. Bob Muglia, Microsoft's president of servers and tools advised users to adopt a hybrid cloud model to ease the transition into cloud based networks. Key to tackling the challenge, he said, is for customers to strike the right balance between traditional software-based server architectures managed by the customer or a partner, the vast... (more)