Morningstar has a short writeup on ‘bargains in data storage‘.
Rather than quoting the whole article, let’s just highlight the portion on 3PAR.
3PAR (NYSE:PAR – News)
Although we are extremely impressed with 3PAR’s technology, we fear its efforts to attack EMC and other established vendors in the high performance sector may go unrewarded in the long run. 3PAR’s technology is so impressive that we see similarities between 3PAR’s architecture and the design of EMC’s latest product release. Imitation may be flattering, but it is bad for business and our concern continues to grow that further success by 3PAR could be met with strong responses by the storage giants.