A mature company as far as tech sector targets go, 3Par was founded back in 1999, when clouds only meant thunder and rain to IT executives.
HP's intense bidding war with Dell over 3Par has provided just enough fodder to keep company headlines focused on the business rather than on the continuing saga of Mark Hurd. The two technology vendors bid 3Par up well above where Wall Street had valued the company, and some observers believe the price paid was too high. But for all the drama that has surrounded the HP-Dell duel for the utility computing company, very little attention has been paid on what it is, exactly, that made 3Par so covetable in the first place. Let's take a look at the company and what it offers HP in exchange for its outlay of dough.
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