In addition, Brad Anderson, Dell’s executive vice president, said that the company will also plan to have more acquisitions of data-storage after acquiring Compellent and almost 3.5 percent of Dell’s sales worth $15.4 billion last quarter came from their storage products.
Moreover, Anderson also said that Dell, the third-biggest maker of personal computer in the world, may seek acquisitions in software for running data storage systems. He added that that the area for storage will continue to be extremely eye-catching area for them.
Meanwhile, the company, which was based in Round Rock, Texas, plans to keep reselling the products of EMC. According to analysts, Oracle, Cisco Systems, International Business Machines, EMC and HP may also dominate in the market of storage as business look to run rising amounts of data.
Jayson Noland, the Robert W. Baird’s analyst, said in an email that the possible targets of data-management include Double-Take Software and CommVault Systems. Furthermore, Noland in which he was based in San Francisco also said that the Veritas software of Symantec may also be important to HP or Dell.
On the other hand, many of the peers of Compellent were purchased this 2011. In September, HP, the largest maker of personal computer in the world, outbid Dell for 3Par, a storage company. HP settled to compensate 42.35 billion, more than thrice the market value of the business before any bids became open.
Also, IBM acquired Netezza in November, and EMC settled to purchase Isilon Systems the same month. NetApp, maker of storage software and hardware, is also seen as a possible target. Jason Maynard, analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, said that Compellent is a firm consolation prize for not acquiring 3Par.