The Twittersphere and storage industry are abuzz with the ongoing bidding for 3Par. HP and Dell are aggressively pursuing the company and have a vested interest in 3Par technology. I believe that HP is more motivated to acquire 3Par and will prevail.
Both Dell and HP believe that a 3Par acquisition will generate additional business value, and they both must realize that the losing party will be placed in a difficult situation. I believe that HP has more to gain by acquiring 3Par and more to lose by failing to do so. Here is my assessment of the gains and losses by each bidder: