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HP Makes a Bid for 3Com, Cisco in the Crosshairs?

Solution providers representing HP will have a broader set of networking equipment in their portfolios, with HP's bid this week to acquire 3Com. Both boards are on board, so to speak.

HP views the deal as a way to strengthen its converged datacenter solutions, and 3Com's products fill holes between HP servers and storage and its HP ProCurve products at the network's edge. The move would seem to give HP more ammunition in the battle for share with Cisco, which recently moved into servers. Jeff Schwartz has the full story, including partner reaction, here.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 12, 2009