By Associated Press SEATTLE — Hewlett-Packard Co. has again raised its bid for 3Par Inc. above an offer from rival Dell Inc., suggesting that the little-known data-storage maker could be worth more with one of the PC companies’ marketing muscle behind it. The latest offer from HP for $27 per share in cash, or about $1.69 billion, is nearly three times what 3Par had been trading at before Dell made the first bid last week. Earlier on Thursday, Dell said 3Par had accepted its second offer of $24.30 per share in cash, or $1.52 billion. Dell made its first offer,
(Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said on Thursday it would acquire Stratavia, a private company that makes software to manage databases and has applications in cloud computing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP said in a statement that Stratavia will make HP’s Software and Solutions portfolio stronger with its software that helps support the infrastructure of “cloud computer environments.” Stratavia, based in Denver, also helps in database automation, which makes it easier for companies to maintain servers. Aaron Rakers, a Stifel Nicolaus & Co analyst, said Stratavia’s database warehousing software can be applied to cloud computing, and
Announces Private Cloud Readiness Program, Cloud Boot Camp and Cloud Advisor team PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2010 HP today unveiled a Private Cloud Readiness Program consisting of self-assessment tools and a Cloud Boot Camp to be held during the VMworld conference next week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The company also announced a team of experts who, as pioneers in cloud computing, are driving future innovations and assisting clients with advanced cloud deployments. Get ready to assess, plan, deploy HP has designed a private cloud scorecard that enables companies to rate and rank key factors that help determine their
Model Metrics Introduces the First Mobile Cloud Platform for the Enterprise Next Generation 2GO Cloud Platform Decreases Time to Market for Enterprise-Ready Mobile Applications Leveraging Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Google and Salesforce.com Technologies; Announces Expanded Support for Adobe AIR on Android CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced the first mobile cloud platform for the enterprise, enabling business users to take critical business functionality with them, wherever they go. Based on the company’s 1,300 plus custom, mobile and mutli-cloud deployments including Crescent Healthcare and Elkay Manufacturing, Model
Intel announced today that it will acquire McAfee, maker of anti-virus and other security software, for $7.68 billion in cash, or $48 per share. The per share price is 60 percent more than McAfee’s $29.93 closing price on Wednesday. McAfee shares jumped 58 percent after the deal was made public to $47.42 in pre-market trading, while Intel shares dipped 2.5 percent to $19.11, the AP reports. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, but it’s still pending McAfee shareholder and regulatory approval. Intel said the deal “reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing.”
Cloud Computing Firm NetApp Explores the Possibilities at VMworld 2010 SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) executives will discuss the hottest trends in infrastructure transformation, cloud computing, and virtualization at VMworld® 2010 San Francisco. Manish Goel, executive vice president of Product Operations; Jay Kidd, senior vice president of Product Strategy and Development in the Storage Solutions Group; and Val Bercovici, NetApp cloud czar, will all present at the show. NetApp is a Global Diamond sponsor of VMworld® 2010 San Francisco, which takes place August 30-September 2, 2010, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. During the
Cloud-Based Email Archiving System to Help County Quickly Satisfy eDiscovery Requests (Press Release) Waltham, Mass., August 16, 2010 – Mimecast®, a unified email management company offering cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced that Florida’s Pasco County has teamed with Mimecast to move its email management systems to the cloud. With Mimecast, Pasco County will greatly improve the speed with which public record requests can be fulfilled. County email will now be quickly searchable and the eDiscovery process will be cut down to mere minutes, giving the County an easy, cost-effective way to fill public record requests.