HPE closes US$650 million SimpliVity acquisition

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HPE closes US$650 million SimpliVity acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Friday said it has closed its acquisition of hyper-converged infrastructure pioneer SimpliVity, and that its customers and partners can expect to see the first fruits of the combined company in May.

HPE last month unveiled plans to acquire SimpliVity for US$650 million. HPE plans to integrate the SimpliVity software and hardware with its industry-leading servers to grab a share of the fast-growing hyper-converged infrastructure market.

Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager of HPE's Software Defined and Cloud Group, on Friday, said in a blog post that HPE's existing hyper-converged infrastructure solutions would benefit from the added SimpliVity technology, which brings with it strong resiliency, data protection, compression and deduplication, and virtual machine optimisation.

Those capabilities can be added to HPE's other offerings as well, including HPE Synergy converged infrastructure and HPE 3Par storage, Lewis wrote.

Existing SimpliVity customers and partners should see no change from the close, he wrote.

HPE also plans to integrate the SimpliVity technology in the company's ProLiant DL380 servers, Lewis wrote. The company is already taking orders for the solution, and is planning to deliver them starting in May.

HPE in the second half of the year plans to more closely integrate the HPE and SimpliVity technologies with new capabilities including "workspace controls," Lewis wrote.

"Workspace controls... business leaders and developers with simple self-service portals to compose virtualised and containerised resources and enhanced business insight, including predictive analytics. This will give IT managers the tools they need to increase resource utilisation and proactively respond to needs for new resources," he wrote.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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