I am not vested in 3PAR.
But, here’s a little musings.
Will Oracle join in the bidding for 3PAR?
1. Founders of 3PAR, Jeff Price and Ashok Singhai, both hail from SUN (now Oracle)
2. Is Oracle’s storage technology stack covering the entire industry’s needs?
3. 3PAR, with their thin provisioning, will it provides an added advantage for Oracle over competitors like HPQ, DELL, and even make it more challenging against EMC and IBM?
Having said that, there’s also a few executives in 3PAR that comes from HPQ.
It is hard for an outsider like me to figure out what goes on in the discussions or agreement.
But, it will be interesting if Oracle decides to join the bidding game. I assume they have the money to do so.
And even if they fail to win the bid, it could possibly make a hole in HPQ or DELL.
The headline says it all.
Dell Inc. said Monday it plans to purchase data-storage company 3PAR Inc. for about $1.15 billion in cash, as the personal-computer maker seeks to boost its offerings for corporate technology departments.
Dell will pay $18 a share for 3PAR, an 86.5% premium to the Fremont, Calif.-based company’s Friday closing price of $9.65.
Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703382304575432411652741480.html?mod=googlenews_wsj#ixzz0wm6THxl6
Firstly, congrats to 3PAR. Storage is a tough market. Hopefully, with DELL as its backing, it can go further and go up against the likes of EMC.
The storage industry has continue to consolidate including the recent Oracle acquisition of SUN.
Without strong backing, it will take a long time for 3PAR to build up the channels and replace the incumbent.
On the trading front, it has been a miss for me. I have wanted to buy some shares of 3PAR with this market correction.
Guess, DELL knows that this is a good time to buy (seeing that 3PAR’s shares is not going to move ahead much).
I think this is a good move on DELL’s part. Hopefully, the management can work together and provide alternatives to the industry.
A follow up on my previous post on 3PAR.
What happens after the gap resistance?
1. 3PAR move up very quickly when it break through the gap resistance; it could be a short squeeze or just speculators trying to front run as 3PAR’s management is on the road with its various presentation at conferences.
2. Nonetheless, as ‘Zoltan’ has suggested, 3PAR hit the huge kumo resistance and is now forming a flag
What’s next? From the Ichimoku chart,
1. The first support is around 10.0 to 10.1, where the previous gap is. That is also where the Kijun sen is.