HP Shakes Up StorageWorks Division With Appointment Of Former 3PAR CEO

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Hewlett-Packard has named Dave Scott, the ex-president and CEO of 3PAR, as the new head of the HP StorageWorks Division.

Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager for HP's Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) group, told ESSN and 3PAR employees on September 27 that Scott was appointed head of StorageWorks, replacing Dave Roberson, who has been in that position for the last three years.

The change in StorageWorks leadership coincided with the date that HP formally closed the acquisition of 3PAR after a short but intense bidding war with Dell

Donatelli announced the change in StorageWorks leadership in a letter marked "HP and 3PAR Restricted - Internal Use Only." HP has not yet publically announced the change.

In the letter, Donatelli welcomed Scott as the new leader of the HP StorageWorks Division, praising Scott for guiding 3PAR through the development and introduction of storage designed for utility and cloud computing. He also wrote that Scott has 26 years of storage industry experience, including time he spent at HP in the past as the general manager of HP's XP enterprise storage business.


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