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Dell's 3PAR bid was a cry of desperation, an attempt by a partner in a marriage to find a better mate. EMC knows that reconciliation is very unlikely. At the third quarter earnings conference call, EMC big cheese Joe Tucci talked about the Dell 3PAR bid and what it meant for the EMC Dell relationship. He said: “Dell went …


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  1. James 85

    For God's Sake

    Why don't Dell just buy NetApp and have done with this? This the the only way that Dell can offer scalable storage, stop giving revenue and margin to a competitor, gain entry to very large sites, expand its professional services and for NetApp to be part of an enterprise services organisation.

    1. Mr Crisps

      Dell won't buy NetApp

      Because NetApp are IBM's bitch.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    EMC don't know how to answer the phone

    As a Dell worker the current relationship with EMC is very difficult at a tactial level. EMC just don't know how to answer the phone after they have sold something.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Ditto for HP and HDS ;-)

  4. JL 1

    ^^^ NetApp & Dell

    NetApp are already part of an enterprise services organization. It's called NetApp. Dell need NetApp more than NetApp need Dell.

  5. Sandeep Jandu

    RE:For God's Sake

    I hope to God that Dell don't buy NetApp as it will devalue a perfectly good NAS/SAN manufacturer.

  6. MrZ

    Commentators - Do a little research maybe?

    I love it when people just spout off "Why doesn't company X just buy company Y?"

    Duh, if those of you throwing out answers did any research at all, you'd know that NetApp's market cap is around $19B. Dell's is around $28B. Needless to say, that would be a HIGHLY leveraged deal, and take a lot of bonds, stock options, and private financing to pull off. Difficult in any time, much less now, and even harder if you're Dell, which is being hit hard by Wall street.

    So, maybe take the time to at least do a Google / Yahoo quote before you throw out an answer???

    Taking all the practicality of pulling a deal like that off out of the equation, well yes, Dell could use another solid storage asset in their portfolio.

    Needless to say, few could afford NetApp, and even fewer could really use them. That leaves, oh about 2 companies, IBM and Cisco.

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