HP outlasts Dell in bidding war for 3PAR

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard emerged the winner on Thursday in a bidding war with Dell for 3PAR after raising its offer for the data storage company to 33 dollars per share or 2.35 billion dollars. HP and 3PAR make a “winning combination,” HP executive vice president Dave Donatelli said in a joint statement confirming the deal was done and had been approved by boards of directors at both firms.

VMware to Enhance Application Monitoring Across Virtual Infrastructure

VMware, Inc, the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced SpringSource Hyperic 4.4, an award-winning solution for managing and monitoring custom applications. Hyperic Deepens Integration With VMware vCenter™ to Dramatically Simplify Monitoring of Custom Applications Spanning Physical and Virtual Environments.

Storage Switzerland Supports RDX Removable Disk Technology

The RDX Storage Alliance today announced that Storage Switzerland, a leading analyst firm in the storage industry, has become a partner in the RDX Storage Alliance. The RDX Storage Alliance is a non-profit association of storage industry leaders dedicated to supporting the community of storage customer and IT professionals responsible for implementation of data protection, retention, archive, and recovery strategies.

Virtualization & Vulnerability: Changing Server Market in Economic Downturn

Modest industry spending rebound leaves Oracle at its weakest point in recent history; Dell makes a rating jump. TheInfoPro, an independent research and advisory company for the IT industry, today released its latest server study, which yields some surprising results.

Hyper9 Announces Cloud Cost Estimator for Virtual Environments

Hyper9, Inc., the enterprise-class virtualization management company, today announced its latest product release focused on bringing greater transparency to the “black box” of virtualization initiatives. The solution features a Cloud Cost Estimator Lens, a customizable dashboard that uses data and analytics to estimate how much it would cost to run a company’s virtual machines on Amazon EC2.

Converged Storage Networks from Storage Engine

Storage Engine, Inc. (SEI), announces the addition of converged networking fabrics to its open storage connectivity solutions for virtualized data centers and private cloud deployments. Based upon open standards for Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FcOE), RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), and iSCSI extensions for RDMA (iSER)…