GDT partners merge: SimpliVity is bought by HPE for $650M in cash

GDT is excited to follow the merger of two of our existing technology partners: HPE  and Simplivity !

HPE has recently announced that it has purchased SimpliVity which is the company best known for being a specialist in the “hyperconverged infrastructure” space.

Hyperconverged is the term used to describe the systems that combine compute, storage and networking into a single converged system. The market is estimated to be worth $2.4 billion in 2016 and has a growth rate of 25% estimated to reach $6 billion by 2020.

HPE announced that “By bringing together HPE’s best-in-class infrastructure, automation and cloud management software with SimpliVity’s industry leading software-defined data management platform, HPE and its partner ecosystem will deliver the industry’s only “built-for-enterprise” hyperconverged offering.   

Having SimpliVity’s innovative technology as part of HPE’s hyperconverged portfolio provides significant additional benefits to customers, including:

  • Built-in enterprise data protection and resiliency that simplifies backup and enables customers to more quickly restore operations.   
  • Enterprise storage utilization and virtual machine (VM) efficiency that helps customers control cost and performance.
  • Always-on compression and de-duplication that guarantees 90 percent capacity savings across storage and backup. 
  • Policy-based VM-centric management that simplifies operations and enables data mobility, making development teams and end-users more productive.

One of SimpliVity’s flagship product is OmniCube – a fully integrated hyperconverged infrastructure appliance. It converges 8 to 12 core data center functions into 2U building blocks on enterprise-grade servers. OmniCube folds in the hypervisor, compute, storage, backup, replication, deduplication, WAN optimization, and cloud gateway. 

This transaction expands HPE’s software-defined capability and fits squarely within our strategy to make Hybrid IT simple for customers,” said Meg Whitman, President and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  “More and more customers are looking for solutions that bring them secure, highly resilient, on-premises infrastructure at cloud economics.  That’s exactly where we’re focused.”