HPE buys Simplivity for $650M

Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it will buy SimpliVity, a hyperconverged system company, for $650 million in cash in a move to boost its hybrid cloud wares.

SimpliVity will provide HPE with more software defined infrastructure that it can combine with its automation, software and system tools.

In a statement, HPE CEO Meg Whitman said the purchase is aimed at hybrid IT and provide “on-premises infrastructure at cloud economics.”

SimpliVity is based in Westborough, MA and will complement HPE’s hyperconverged gear, 3PAR storage and multi-cloud management tools.

According to the companies, HPE will sell its HC 380 and HC 250 hyperconverged systems while supporting SimpliVity’s systems without immediate changes to the product roadmap.

HPE said it will also offer SimpliVity’s Omni Stack software on its ProLiant DL380 servers. In the second half of 2017, HPE will offer a lineup of ProLiant servers with SimpliVity integrated.

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