May 17, 2018

HPE to acquire data center networking company Plexxi

The acquisition aims to strengthen HPE’s hyper-converged offerings in a bid to expand their global footprint.

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Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) is all set to acquire data center networking firm Plexxi in a bid to fortify their hyper-converged offerings. With this acquisition, HPE aim to expand their global footprint by diversifying their software-defined networking solutions for customers.

HPE say that they saw two clear opportunities to integrate Plexxi’s technology in their hyper-converged solutions – providing compute, storage and data fabric networking into a single solution; extending their infrastructure portfolio with low latency solution, HPE Synergy.

With these market expanding opportunities, HPE say that the decision to acquire Plexxi became imminent. They also believe that with this acquisition, HPE can deliver a cloud-like experience to their customers so as to align with their IT goals.

Speaking about the acquisition, Ric Lewis, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Software-Defined and Cloud Group at HPE commented:

With Plexxi’s Technology, HPE will deliver a true cloud-like experience in the data center. Through this acquisition, we will deliver hyper-converged and composable solutions with a next-generation data network fabric.

Plexxi say that with this deal, they will continue to build data center fabric elements. They also claim that they share the same vision with HPE, that of creating low latency infrastructure as a part of a multi-cloud strategy for businesses.

Delighted with this acquisition deal, Rich Napolitano, CEO at Plexxi, commented:

To be recognized by HPE and brought into their family is validation of that mission and we look forward to a long future of success that we look forward to with our customers and partners.

Together we will accelerate the realization of the modern data center and work to empower IT to create and deliver value instantly, continuously, and at the speed and flexibility of cloud.