NetApp buying Engenio(LSI): great strategic move!

What a move: Netapp purchase Engenio external storage systems business from LSI! I think it is one of the greatest possible moves today. They will own a huge installed base of SMB customers and OEM agreements in place with many direct competitors! (IBM DS3000 and DS5000, Sun STK 6000, Dell Powervault arrays among others). What does it mean? NetApp now become a Oracle’s supplier: they settled months ago every ZFS/WAFL diatribe so now they are pretty much closer than ever… but, on the other hand, I’m just wondering why Oracle didn’t buy Engenio: now they are depending more than ever from a...

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