Dell Plans to Acquire EqualLogic

Posted on November 5, 2007

Announced today

Dell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EqualLogic, a leading provider of high-performance iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions uniquely optimized for virtualization. The acquisition will strengthen Dell’s product and channel leadership in simplifying and virtualizing IT for customers globally. iSCSI SAN technology represents the fastest growing part of the storage business.

Michael Dell spoke of a commitment to iSCSI during the launch of the Dell MD3000i (which doesn’t work with Solaris btw) and this shows that they are aware of their weakness and are really going to push in this space. Its also a great sign for customers who really like Equalogic but can’t swallow the astronomical pricing.