Dell Acquires iSCSI Vendor EqualLogic
Yesterday, Dell announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase
privately held EqualLogic
, a storage company that focuses on iSCSI systems
for the mid-market. EqualLogic had recently filed for an IPO early next year.
At an acquisition price of $1.4 billion, Dell clearly sees a bright future in
The truly ironic part of this acquisition is that EqualLogic is headquartered
in Nashua, N.H., in a building that was once part of the ZKO campus of Digital
Equipment Corporation. The ownership of this campus has passed through to Hewlett-Packard
and is still owned by HP. The acquisition of EqualLogic by Dell means that Dell
will be paying rent to HP. While EqualLogic has only recently moved into that
building, I wonder how long this state of affairs can last.
Look for a review of EqualLogic's latest iSCSI storage solution in Redmond
magazine next spring. In the meantime, tell me about your experiences with iSCSI
at [email protected].
Posted by Peter Varhol on 11/06/2007 at 1:23 PM