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Donatelli also praised Roberson for his three years of leadership of HP StorageWorks, where he expanded the company's storage portfolio with the acquisitions of LeftHand Networks and IBRIX, and pushed the development of HP's StoreOnce dedupe technology. "Dave Roberson's next role in HP will be announced separately," Donatelli wrote.
Roberson joined HP in mid-2007 after 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems. His last position at HDS was president and CEO.
An HP solution provider, who asked to remain anonymous, said it was no surprise that Roberson was finally getting "shot."
"It's very interesting that David Scott, from 3PAR, will be taking over," the solution provider said. "Look at what his heritage was. So Donatelli wanted more than just the 3Par IP. He wanted a new head of Storage."
HP did not respond to a request for more information about Scott's official title or Roberson's current position.
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