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HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash

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NewsHubHPE today announced that it has acquired data management platform SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.
SimpliVity is one of the many companies in this space focused on what is often called “hyperconverged infrastructure.” That sounds like somebody’s buzzword — and it definitely is — but the core idea is pretty sound: hyperconverged systems combine compute, storage and networking into a single system.
SimpliVity’s flagship product is the OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure appliance, but the company has also worked with Lenovo, Dell, Cisco and Huawei to bring the software part of its solution to their servers.
For HPE, the idea here is clearly to expand its existing infrastructure, automation and cloud services with SimpliVity’s platform.
“This transaction expands HPE’s software-defined capability and fits squarely within our strategy to make Hybrid IT simple for customers,” wrote Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in today’s announcement.

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