Mimosa and HP Sitting in a Tree, K. I. S. S. I. N. G.

Rumors continue to pop up from time to time about a possible HP acquisition of Mimosa Systems.

What would an HP acquisition mean for Mimosa? As a company primarily focused on a hybrid archiving/disaster recovery solution -- and as a company that has historically been trying to build a beachhead in the small/medium business market -- being swallowed up into the HP giant would have far-reaching implications. HP already has an archiving solution that it has invested heavily in -- HP StorageWorks Reference Information Storage System (RISS) -- and HP also has several disaster recovery offerings.

Oh well. Time will tell if there is any truth to this.

Sorry about the title, by the way -- blame it on the time of year. May your days be merry and bright!

... Richi Jennings

One Comment

  1. Posted August 19, 2008 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

    My question is this, if HP does not purchase Mimosa will Mimosa be force into Bankruptcy?

    With the number of failed installations and product returns, poor customer service, a reseller channel that does not exist, a revolving door of key exectives and sales management and sales reps that have no idea of what they are selling, how can this company survive? I know of two pending lawsuites that will be announed this year if Mimosa does not make good on promises.

    HP and HP stock holders beware

  2. Posted August 19, 2008 at 9:38 PM | Permalink

    Ride on Rick, I am not so sure why my company is so gun ho on these guys. I knew the Regional Manager here in Florida a bit slow but catching on, he says they continue to loss deals and money each quarter. He said one night over a few beers the CEO told him to start looking for future employment if the HP talk fall thru.

    /mm

  3. Sean
    Posted August 25, 2008 at 6:00 AM | Permalink

    I have a pretty good idea why DD is so high on them.

    Customers will be forced to buy de-dupe tech after a year or so using the technology. The amount of storage the NearPoint product eats is completely insane. Therefore the phone at DD will start ringing.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    Seans comment is not entirely true. EVs storage footprint is pretty big as well and EV would benefit more from DD then Mimosa as EVs Single Instance Storage isn’t as good. There is no SIS across Vault Stores which means that a single 10MB attachment could be stored in the mailbox Vault, Journal Vault, FSA Vault and SPS Vault. Thats 4 copies for ya .. anyone called DD yet ?

  5. Sean
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    Dear Anonymous,

    Which part of that statement isn’t “entirely true”?

    It is amazing that even when EV isn’t part of a discussion people are racing to compare themselves against it. Your math is fuzzy, getting fuzzier and “not entirely true” based on my experience with the product you mentioned. You approach to storage is but one shortsighted element of storage optimizaton strategy. Focusing on SIS only reminds me of Derick Zoolander’s cell phone. Small and useless. http://mocoblog.com/2005/08/01/zoolanders-new-miniature-mobile-phone/

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