Top 10 storage acquisition possibilities

Posted on September 24, 2010

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Due in large part to Dell’s failure to acquire 3PAR, the high price that HP paid for 3PAR, as well as other storage vendor acquisitions such IBM-Storwize, Dell-Ocarina and EMC-Greenplum, speculation is running rampant over who will be acquired next. And many storage vendors’ stock prices have been driven to all-time highs as a result.

Enterprise Storage Forum freelance writer Christine Cignoli recently spoke to industry analysts and consultants and came up with a Top 10 acquisition targets list, which included:

#1 – Pillar Data Systems

#2 – Compellent Technologies

#3 – CommVault

#4 – Xiotech

#5 – Isilon Systems

#6 – DataDirect Networks

#7 – InMage

# 8 – Permabit Technology

# 9 – Citrix Systems

#10 – R1 Soft

Read the full analysis, with analyst comments, on Enterprise Storage Forum: “Top 10 Storage Acquisition Targets”

Related blog posts from InfoStor:

HP to get 3PAR for $2.4 billion

Dell to acquire Ocarina for data deduplication

EMC to buy Greenplum for “big data” private clouds

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