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Here is the complete text of Donatelli's letter in regards to Roberson being replaced by Scott:
TO/ All Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) / 3PAR Employees FROM/ Dave Donatelli, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ESSN DATE/ September 27, 2010
SUBJECT/ Announcing the close of HP’s 3PAR acquisition HP and 3PAR Restricted – Internal Use Only
Today begins a new chapter for both 3PAR and HP with the exciting news that the HP acquisition of 3PAR has officially closed. The combination of 3PAR with our current storage portfolio creates many new opportunities for HP in the storage market. We now have a comprehensive storage portfolio that positions HP as a leading technology provider in the high growth market segments.
As the integration efforts begin, I would like to welcome David Scott as the new leader of HP StorageWorks Division (SWD). As President and CEO, David guided 3PAR through the development and introduction of Utility Storage, a new category of storage designed for utility and cloud computing. During his tenure, 3PAR has grown into a global company serving large- and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies, and service providers around the world. David has 26 years of experience in the enterprise storage, software, and server market. He was previously the general manager of HP's XP enterprise storage business and held various marketing, business strategy, sales and systems engineering positions in HP’s enterprise server, software and storage businesses both in the U.S. and the U.K.
I would like to thank Dave Roberson for his leadership of the StorageWorks Division the last three years. Under his direction, SWD expanded the product portfolio through the acquisitions of LeftHand Networks and IBRIX, as well as the development of new technologies such as StoreOnce. Dave Roberson’s next role in HP will be announced separately.
3PAR represents the best new technology in the industry and this strategic move will enable HP to deliver the most innovative and complete Converged Infrastructure solution in the market.
Let’s all continue to work hard and focus on delivering a great quarter for HP and our customers.