Saw this one this morning.
From the article …
3PAR’s board is duty-bound to consider this proposal and, financially speaking, it is superior to Dell’s – plus, from a marketing viewpoint, HP would give 3PAR greater exposure to enterprise-level storage customers, having a larger number of them than Dell, and a greater services capacity to design and implement converged compute, networking and storage systems for them.
Bidding war? I’ve said the M&A is gonna get more interesting going forward.