Today I saw this news article about how Dell was going to target the NetApp products.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc., working with partner EMC Corp. , said on Tuesday it was chasing a new chunk of the mid-range storage market, in a further challenge to joint rival Network Appliance

But it was only a few years ago that Dell & NetApp were best friends. These storage companies seem to trade partners as quickly as Paris Hilton .

Remember this quote from a few blogs ago?

Round Rock, Texas, November 4, 1998- Dell Press Release
“Network Appliance is the industry leader and pioneer of the key technology required to build true network attached storage solutions,” said Mike Lambert, senior vice president of Dell’s Enterprise Systems Group. “This alliance will broaden the reach of our storage line and help move Dell into a leadership position in bringing relevant storage technology to our customers worldwide.”

Zerowait provides High Availability and High Reliability service and support to our customers year in and year out. Yesterday, we shipped out parts to a customer with an 8 year old NetApp system. He knew Zerowait would have the parts to keep him running, you can trust us to maintain the parts you need to keep your critical data available for years to come.

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