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Dell to Acquire ConvergeNet International
Dell Computer Corporation announced its intent to acquire ConvergeNet, a storage networking company, in a deal valued at approximately $340 Million.

convergenet  to Acquire ConvergeNet International Event Summary On September 7, 1999, Dell Computer Corporation announced its intent to acquire storage networking manufacturer ConvergeNet, in a stock swap valued at approximately $340 million. This is Dell's first company acquisition of any kind, and is designed to help Dell improve and expand its PowerVault line of storage equipment. Market Impact Dell has stated it wants to be one of the top three storage vendors in the world, and we believe this acquisition will Read More...
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Dell's 8-CPU Intel Servers Increasing Its Enterprise Focus
Dell began shipping its eight-CPU Intel server, the PowerEdge 8450, in late September. This comes on the heels of Compaq's shipment of its ProLiant 8000 and

convergenet  and the acquisition of ConvergeNet (with its ability to operate SANs in heterogeneous OS environments) should lead Dell into more than just NT. The ConvergeNet acquisition also allows Dell to provide a more flexible SAN solution than it had previously, and Dell should market this aspect aggressively. Using the DellPlus organization to provide installation and support for other OSes is a way of addressing this, but customers may prefer a factory installed solution. Dell should use its clout with Intel to Read More...
New Storage Array from Sun
Sun has launched an attempt to break into the ranks of large-scale and enterprise storage system vendors like EMC, IBM, and Compaq.

convergenet  or the product that Dell/ConvergeNet is trying to develop (we use trying because the product is currently about six months behind schedule, and may slip further). If Sun can make their MSN (Scott McNealy must hate that abbreviation) work as promised, then we believe Sun will move into the ranks of heavy-duty storage system providers. But that's a big if - the other big three (EMC, IBM, Compaq) have been doing this a little longer, and should have a slight advantage in technology delivery. User Read More...
#2 Dell Tries Harder, Compaq Hurts
Dell Computer Corporation is the #2 Intel server manufacturer in the world. Can they beat Compaq and make it to #1?

convergenet  is the purchase of ConvergeNet to beef up their storage offerings. Dell will either need to buy or strike a deal with another systems vendor to be able to expand beyond the Intel world. Dell s aversion to acquisitions means a marketing alliance is much more likely (75% probability). Within the Intel space, Dell should consider working with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Although Intel-only has gotten them this far, the recent earnings shortfall indicates that having a second source for a fallback would Read More...

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