Tucci: EMC-Dell Relationship Hurt By Dell's Courtship Of 3PAR

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EMC's top executive said that his company's relationship with Dell took a hit after Dell bid for rival storage vendor 3PAR, and that it will take time before things return to normal.

EMC Chairman, CEO, and President Joe Tucci made the remarks on Tuesday in response to an analyst's question about the potential impact on EMC of the acquisition of 3PAR by HP, one of EMC's top storage rivals, during EMC's third-quarter financial conference call.

HP late last month closed its $2.35 billion acquisition of 3PAR, a Fremont, Calif.-based developer of enterprise-class storage arrays featuring such services as clustering, tiered storage, and thin provisioning, which allows applications to be configured with more storage capacity than is physically available.

The signing of the agreement between the two ended HP's protracted bidding war with Dell over 3PAR. Dell started the bidding war in mid-August with its surprise bid of $1.15 billion for 3PAR.

Dell has for years been EMC's biggest reseller partner, particularly in the midrange where Dell has accounted for up to one-quarter of EMC's Clariion array sales.


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