Can Quest Software Balance Dell, NetApp, HP Relationships?

view full story

http://www.thevarguy.com – As Dell works to finalize the Quest Software buyout, Quest continues to partner with Dell rivals like NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). The big question: Can Quest (NASDAQ: QSFT) really continue to work closely with many of Dell’s storage, networking and PC rivals? Hmmm… The answer appears to be “business as usual” — at least for the “immediate term.” And there could be good long-term news for Quest channel partners as well: Dell Software, which hopes to become a $5 billion division of the PC giant, has vowed to support HP, EMC and (IT news)