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HPE accelerates mission to make hybrid IT simple with SimpliVity acquisition



Earlier this week, HPE announced its plan to acquire SimpliVity, a leading provider of software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure. By bringing together HPE’s best-in-class infrastructure, automation and cloud management software with SimpliVity’s HPE SimpliVity.JPGindustry leading software-defined data management platform, HPE and its partner ecosystem will deliver the industry’s only “built-for-enterprise” hyperconverged offering.   

As the industry’s fastest growing segment, the hyperconverged market was estimated to be approximately $2.4 billion in 2016, with an expected growth rate of 25 percent, to nearly $6 billion, by 2020.  By combining the HPE and SimpliVity portfolios, HPE can offer a rich set of enterprise data services across hyperconverged, 3PAR storage, composable infrastructure and multi-cloud offerings.

HPE’s Hyper Converged solutions, which are powered by Intel®, are all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization solutions that are cloud and composable ready. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure is software-defined and designed from the ground up to meet the needs of enterprise customers who require infrastructure with enterprise-class performance, data protection, and resiliency, at cloud economics.  By combining these innovative technologies, customers will experience significant benefits, 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.

“This transaction expands HPE’s software-defined capability and fits squarely within our strategy to make Hybrid IT simple for customers,” said Meg Whitman, President and CEO, HPE.  “More and more customers are looking for solutions that bring them secure, highly resilient, on-premises infrastructure at cloud economics.  That’s exactly where we’re focused.”

Looking forward, HPE hyperconverged customers will continue to see their hyperconverged experience improve with new innovations. Some of the newest innovations, announced at HPE Discover London event, include multi-tenant workspaces with self-service portals that let IT operators quickly and easily compose and recompose virtualized environments instantly from a single resource pool. Predictive analytics also give IT managers the tools they need to increase resource utilization and proactively respond to needs for new resources.

“Over the past 8 years, we’ve been on an incredible journey, and joining HPE is the logical next step for SimpliVity,” said Doron Kempel, Chairman and CEO, SimpliVity.  “HPE’s broad sales reach, extensive partner channel, complementary technology and commitment to innovation will accelerate SimpliVity’s journey and significantly strengthen our ability to deliver the best-in-class hybrid IT solutions our customers are looking for.”

For more details on HPE’s announcement to acquire SimpliVity, read the full press release. Details on HPE’s hyperconverged solutions can be found here.


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