Dell to acquire 3PAR for $1.15 billion

– One month after surprising the industry with the acquisition of Ocarina Networks, Dell again dropped a bomb today by announcing its intent to acquire 3PAR for approximately $1.15 billion in cash, as reported this morning on Enterprise Storage Forum.

Dell will integrate 3PAR's storage systems, including the InServ Storage Servers, into its disk array portfolio, which includes the PowerVault, EqualLogic and Dell-EMC systems.

3PAR is known primarily for its "Thin Built In" technology, which pioneered the trend toward thin provisioning.

Read the full story, by Kevin Komiega, at Enterprise Storage Forum: "Dell to Buy 3PAR for $1.15 Billion."

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This article was originally published on August 16, 2010