StorageSwiss Take on the HDS Acquisition of Sepaton
All in all this is a good acquisition for HDS. It causes almost no conflict with their existing product offerings and enhances their track record of bringing technology products to the enterprise. With this deal, HDS is also showing an interesting pattern to their acquisition strategy. They buy mature companies with strong technology products that are under-represented in the marketplace. They did this with BlueArc a couple years ago as well. This strategy supports HDS’s technology priority, fits with their conservative style and probably gets them a good price.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.