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HPE to acquire Plexxi


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is betting on its agreement to acquire Plexxi to boost its hyperconverged solutions and composable infrastructure portfolio.

In a recent HPE blog post, Ric Lewis, senior vice-president and general manager of software-defined and cloud group, revealed the announcement and suggested Plexxi, a leading provider of software-defined data fabric networking technology, will help them further simplify hybrid IT for customers.

“Building on last year’s SimpliVity acquisition, Plexxi will enable us to deliver the industry’s only hyperconverged offering that incorporates compute, storage and data fabric networking into a single solution, with a single management interface and support,” he wrote, while pointing to HPE’s growth in the hyperconverged market. “HPE’s hyperconverged business has been growing at four times the market and HPE was recently named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for hyperconverged. With Plexxi, we’ll be able to extend this lead over the competition.”

Secondly, Lewis says with the help of Plexxi, HPE will deliver a composable rack solution that will extend the company’s composable fabric to a broader set of use cases across the data centre.
“We are confident that Plexxi will accelerate our momentum in private cloud,” he says.

The deal is expected to close at the end of July.