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HPE to Acquire SimpliVity to Bolster Abilities to Manage IT in the Cloud

HPE and SimpliVity today jointly announced the acquisition.

SimpliVity delivers the industry’s most complete hyperconverged platform (a technology range that HPE has been touting for years), converging all IT infrastructure and data services onto x86 servers.

According to HPE:

Adding SimpliVity’s innovative technology to HPE’s hyperconverged portfolio provides significant additional benefits to customers, including:

  • Built-in enterprise data protection and resiliency that simplifies backup and enables customers to more quickly restore operations.
  • Enterprise storage utilization and virtual machine (VM) efficiency that helps customers control cost and performance.
  • Always-on compression and de-duplication that guarantees 90 percent capacity savings across storage and backup.
  • Policy-based VM-centric management that simplifies operations and enables data mobility, making development teams and end-users more productive.

The deal is for $650 million in cash.

Press release: HPE to Acquire SimpliVity and Expand Leadership in Growing Hybrid IT Industry


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