Wednesday, October 01, 2008

HP to acquire LeftHand Networks

Sorry for the lack of publishings lately it has been a pretty hectic few months. I am just back from 2 weeks in the US where I was in Las Vegas at VMworld, in Cupertino at the HP Executive Briefing Centre and finally San Francisco where I presented at Oracle World. I am working on a bunch of postings right now so stay tuned for lots of new info, but I just this very minute saw this announcement that I thought I would publish immediately.

It has been announced that HP is to acquire LeftHand Networks for $360 million; helping to expand our virtualisation offerings. LeftHand specialises in iSCSI SANs and helps midsize companies and remote offices or branches of large corporations to protect critical business data.

LeftHand's portfolio of products will expand HP's reach in the virtualisation market with software that runs on both existing storage and industry-standard server hardware. LeftHand's software essentially allows a user to create a storage "cloud" connected via iSCSI as an alternative to Fibre Channel.

Check out their web site for further details.