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...

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Cloud 2014: A Hundred Billion Here, A Hundred Billion There
Dec18

Cloud 2014: A Hundred Billion Here, A Hundred Billion There

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.”  (Everett Dirksen) However, when it comes to cloud you can add a bunch of zeroes. While IT spending will grow 5% year over year to $2.1 trillion in 2014, cloud spending, including cloud services and the technology to enable these services, will surge by 25% to over $100B, according to IDC. This will be accompanied by a similar expansion in the...

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