As expected, 3PAR's results were not great in a bare numbers sense, but a comparison with EMC and other enterprise storage array competition implies that 3PAR is gaining market share. The company's virtualised InServ arrays compete for enterprise storage business with EMC Symmetrix, HDS USP, HP EVA and XP, and IBM's DS8000 and …
You're kidding, right?
The annual revenues of 3PAR are a rounding error to EMC. 3PAR is a one trick pony and the market has moved on from backyard birthday parties. Their hardware design are two generations behind EMC (still PCI-X so no effective upgrade to 10Gb iSCSI or 8Gb FC) because they do not have the money to catch up to the market leader. The relatively new T models should really be the V model but that is what happens when you spend your money on sales versus engineering. EMC doesn't have that problem, they can spend money on both engineering and sales at the same time. 3PAR is on its way out. Just like (insert any reality TV star name here), 3PAR had its 15 minutes of fame and now is spending the rest of its life fighting for a guest appearance on a "where are they now" show that will never happen.
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