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Have you heard the industry’s reaction to HPE’s SimpliVity acquisition?



Since Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced bigstock-Group-of-multi-ethnic-business-95962616.jpgits plan to acquire SimpliVity a few weeks ago, the press and industry analysts’ coverage of the acquisition has been incredible. News outlets that have covered the announcement include Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Tech Crunch.

The acquisition of SimpliVity adds huge value to HPE’s already robust hyperconverged portfolio.  SimpliVity, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Westborough, MA, offers software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure designed from the ground up to meet the needs of enterprise customers. This on-premises technology infrastructure provides enterprise-class performance, data protection, and resiliency. The combined HPE and SimpliVity portfolio will offer a rich set of enterprise data services across hyperconverged, 3PAR storage, composable infrastructure and multi-cloud offerings.

Check out what some of the reaction has been across the industry since announcing the acquisition:

  • “As a combined entity, HPE and SimpliVity will benefit from portfolio and go-to-market depth and investment scale rivalled by few and needed to keep pace with customer workload deployment patterns and rapidly emerging pain points.” - Krista Macomber, How HPE Aims to Increase Market Share in Hyper Converged Space

  • “If you put SimpliVity's infrastructure expertise together with HPE's Azure Stack knowledge, you get one heck of a product. Instantly, SimpliVity becomes a realistic counter to Nutanix's hybrid cloud ambitions, and a very real threat to VMware. HPE gets to ship more boxes and Microsoft just keeps on winning. They already have the best hybrid cloud solution out there, so anything that makes it better is, at this point, just gravy.”- Trevor Pott,HPE SimpliVity.JPGThe Fallout From HPE's Acquisition of SimpliVity

  • “HPE is going to leverage a technology that was created for midrange datacenters and scale it up to support heftier workloads run by large enterprises and scale it out across its global network of direct and channel sales, backed by its own support. HPE will, it hopes, be able to give Nutanix and Dell a run for the hyperconverged money.” – Timothy Morgan, HPE Gets Serious About Hyperconverged Storage With SimpliVity Buy

  • “HPE's move to acquire SimpliVity, which consistently gained traction last year in a race for market dominance in a small but fierce field of competitors that include rival Nutanix, falls right in line with its new strategic focus…HPE clearly wants a big piece of the software-defined infrastructure action, and this deal will help them get there.” – Kris Blackmon, HPE pursues laser focus on software-defined infrastructure with latest acquisition of HCI startup SimpliVity

For more details on HPE’s announced acquisition of SimpliVity, check out: HPE accelerates mission to make hybrid IT simple with SimpliVity acquisition.

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