I’ve heard a couple tidbits about Verari in the past couple days, most of which are unconfirmed. I’ve reached out to those who would know, but have not heard back. Therefore, this counts as rumor, but rumor from a reliable source. I’ll confirm what I can as I dig.
The headline word is that David Driggers was the winning bidder for Verari’s assets on January 5. His possession is evidently subject to finalization of terms with the bank (Silicon Valley Bank). Further word is that none of the majors (Cisco, Dell, others) who were expected to at least be interested in bidding showed up. No word on the amount. I’ve heard, but have not yet confirmed with Dave, that he’s interested in building back servers and blades, but not the container business.
If you do a Google search for Verari you’ll see an ad on the right side of the search screen (image at right). The ad points to advancedhpc.com, promising to take on Verari warranties for free on servers, RAID, and clusters.
I’ve also heard that one of Verari’s VP’s is now in Cisco’s employ helping setting up a container business, and that the container group is possibly being shopped around to a couple well-known companies in HPC.