Since the 3PAR acquisition closed about four months ago, there've been a few things in the news plus a couple of conversations on Twitter that I think make it worth doing an update on HP storage. So let's do this in bullet fashion and look around the storage block.
Late last week, to the surprise of no one, Dell made a move to grab Compellent. For those not familiar with Compellent, it is one of the last standing array vendor startups out there. This one is interesting to me because of Dell's failed attempt to buy 3PAR. As I think through all of this, there's one picture that comes to mind - and the picture equally applies to Dell or Compellent.
In this article, I talk about my observations of this deal.