why? makes no sense for emc. they just spun off that crap company MCDTA and you think they want to buy back into this vendor? I believe the rumor about JNPR way before a EMC which is already brcd's customer.
I don't think EMC would be interested. I've heard speculation about JNPR for over a year, but I think QLGC is the most likely buyer. QLGC knows the business inside and out; wants to move into the markets BRCD is in; there's not much overlap between the product lines, particularly at the high end; there would be efficiencies realized from consolidating the administrative functions (and firing the dumb yokel Canova); etc.