HPE’s Acquisition of SimpliVity Expands their Leadership in Hybrid IT
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently acquired SimpliVity, a leading provider of software-defined, hyper-converged infrastructure. The market for hyper-converged systems was worth an estimated $2.4 billion last year and is expected to grow at a of CAGR 25%, to nearly $6 billion, by 2020.
HPE will continue to offer its HC 380 and the HC 250 hyper-converged solutions. It expects to be offering the SimpliVity Omni Stack software for its ProLiant DL380 servers within 60 days of closing the acquisition. In the second half of 2017, it plans to offer a range of integrated HPE SimpliVity hyper-converged systems based on HPE ProLiant Servers.
Looking forward, self-service portals for the composition of virtualised and containerised resources and accelerated application development and deployment, and predictive analytics solutions to enable increased IT resource utilisation will be made available.