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Analyst Blog: NetApp/SolidFire – Playing it Safe and Wasting $870 Million

Last week, ahead of the acquisition, we gave suggestions to NetApp on what it should do if it acquires SolidFire. This week NetApp moved forward with the purchase, and now $870 million later owns one of the better all-flash array

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Analyst Blog: Making a NetApp/SolidFire Deal Work

The rumors around a potential NetApp/Solidfire deal seem to be heating up. My research leads me to believe there are some conversations between the two companies. CRN suggests that NetApp is interested in acquiring SolidFire for over a billion dollars.

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Dell Buys EMC – Can 2+2=6?

As I mentioned in my previous blog about the IBM-Cleversafe deal, the goal of any technology buyout or merger is to make the combined entities more valuable than they were prior to the acquisition. At Storage Switzerland, we refer to

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Refreshing to an All-Flash Array

Every few years the time comes to update and refresh a data centers storage infrastructure. As part of this process many are considering all-flash arrays (AFAs). Vendors have flooded the market with AFA products, and for the IT professional sorting

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StorageSwiss Take on the HDS Acquisition of Sepaton

Yesterday, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced they had acquired Massachusetts-based Sepaton, an established manufacturer of purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) that use advanced de-duplication to shorten backup times and minimize backup appliance “sprawl”. The company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary

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EMC acquires TwinStrata – innovation through acquisition

During EMC World this past May, EMC CEO Joe Tucci stated that EMC’s dual innovation strategy will consist of dedicating 10% of their annual revenues towards R&D and acquisitions. True to his word, EMC announced today that they have acquired

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HGST an SSD Powerhouse? Buys Virident for $685 Million

HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital, announced that it will acquire Virident, a company rapidly becoming a resurgent force in the PCIe SSD marketplace. In addition to flash storage hardware Virident was hitting full stride with a line

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IBM Solidifies SSD Strategy With Texas Memory Acquisition

In what could be one of the most important acquisitions of the year, IBM today announced plans to acquire Texas Memory Systems. While the details will be presented later on today, we think this is an excellent move on the

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