HP to Acquire PolyServe to Bolster NAS Offerings with Clustered Storage

You faithful readers of this blog know my position on NAS for Oracle. Clustered Storage is getting hot and HP has just stepped up to the plate by acquiring PolyServe. Here is a link to HP’s website with details:

HP To Acquire PolyServe

As you regular readers can imagine, my blogging will certainly sound a lot different going forward.

14 Responses to “HP to Acquire PolyServe to Bolster NAS Offerings with Clustered Storage”


  1. 1 Nigel Thomas February 27, 2007 at 9:09 am

    I hope not too different – I’ve been enjoying content, style and irreverence.

    HP has been a good home to some acquisitions in the past (the old DEC OpenVMS business for example was still going strong last time I looked a couple of years ago, in spite of everything) but others have been less happy – eg the 2001 $470 million acquisition of Bluestone which ended up two years later with the HP middleware division pretty much completely hosed. There’s a related news item here: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2006/01/hp_may_offer_op.html

    Keep on ranting!

    Regards Nigel

  2. 2 Hemant Chitale February 27, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    And why should your notes/comments/observations be any different ?
    Keep talking about FileSystems, CFS, Oracle,
    RAC — well, OK, so long as HP keeps paying
    your salary eh ?
    Wishing you a very good career in the new
    organisation.
    Hemant

  3. 3 Jeff February 27, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    As a current Polyserve customer, i’m hoping that the level of support will not change as the support staff has been very good. While not suprised by HP acquiring Polyserve, I would have thought Oracle would have made an attempt or two to try to acquire Polyserve.

  4. 5 kevinclosson February 27, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Jeff,

    Thanks for the kind words about support. Our folks will be happy to read that. I doubt it would change. I understand your comment about Oracle, but I think as long as they see sufficient NFS advancement, their interests are being covered.

  5. 6 Alex Gorbachev February 27, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    PolyServe or not but I you don’t seem to stop blogging now when you got on it. Keep it on!

  6. 7 joel garry February 27, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Now I’m glad that as the random currents of work have swept me among various unix that I’ve wound up doing lots of HP. I just hope their buying spree doesn’t overextend them (or provide too many opportunities for “synergy,” also called layoffs).

    Keep up the great blog!

  7. 8 Paul Vallee February 27, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations, Kevin.

    A worthy home. Hopefully they are kinder to this technology than they were to DEC’s. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Paul

  8. 9 Doug Burns February 27, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Kevin,

    In a very short history of blogging, on top of a long history (I’ve learned) of writing and making sense, you’ve garnered quite a fan club here. I would hope that HP might understand that passionate honesty reflects well on any company.

    Please don’t give up your style or content, it’s much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Doug

  9. 10 kevinclosson February 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Dang it, Doug! I really appreciate the kind words… Too bad I couldn’t take up Mr. Presslie for that speaking session at Scotland OUG…we’d have to repeat the UKOUG thing in grand style!

  10. 11 Jeff H. February 28, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations, Kevin! I still owe you that martini…

  11. 12 Noons February 28, 2007 at 3:31 am

    Dang, I take four days leave to settle into the new job and the whole landscape of advanced storage changes!

    Can this world stay put long enough for me to get a glass of water, pretty please?

    No, don’t change a thing! This is one of the most informative storage-related blogs out there, dude. Or more correctly: the only one I’ve found that asks the right questions AND then proceeds to provide answers! That must NOT change.

    If I have to send a pack of grunts to HP to make the right noises about it, just yell: being their customer MUST give me a comparative advantage after all, no? ;-)

    Seriously: it’s getting very interesting, the storage landscape. I’ve got a busy few weeks coming in, settling into the new company and job as well. But I’ll keep following events for sure. Just showed a few of your blog entries to our local AIX expert. He went wide-eyed and kept reading and re-reading. I think you got a new follower there! ;-)

  12. 13 kevinclosson February 28, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Noons, I’ll do my best to stay on it…you all have noticed my lagging on the NUMA thread…in cognito as they say…

    Jeff, yes, you owe me that Martini :-) Road House or Bugattis will work :-)

    BTW, watch for my eWEEK interview…

  13. 14 Kevin March 2, 2007 at 2:16 am

    “Not dead yet”….
    Com’ on, keep them blog posts coming ;-)


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