Hans De Leenheer writes on his blog:
When HP bought 3PAR in 2010 ($2.3b) I was really happy. I really liked how the architecture has been designed from the ground for up and it was an acquisition HP needed. There was only one big problem: the 3PAR “green zone” that HP created (not 3PAR!) – all designs needed to be approved by 3PAR engineers – was not easy to sell and they lost a lot of the granularity which doesn’t really make it a competitive product. THAT has changed in December last year when HP announced the new HP StoreServ 7000 series. In the hallways we call it “the array of sunlight”. I wrote a small post on it as soon as it came out.
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