The big get bigger as storage kingpin EMC agreed to buy Isilon for about $2.25 billion (or $33.85 per share) in cash. The news was announced early Tuesday.
Isilon specializes in what it calls scale-out network attached storage (NAS.)
Ever since Hewlett-Packard outdueled Dell to buy 3Par earlier this fall, speculation has swirled that othersmaller storage vendors, including Seattle-based Isilon, were in play.
For VARs that often seek out smaller, nimbler vendors vs. technology giants that can be direct-sales focused, this is not necessarily good news.
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