Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is acquiring Plexxi, a leading software-defined data fabric networking technology provider, to deliver a cloud-like experience in datacenter.
Founded in 2010, Plexxi provides solutions to modernize the data centers and hybrid cloud. By acquiring it, HPE will integrate the data center fabric technology of Plexxi with its existing software-defined infrastructure. The aim is to build a single solution that includes compute, storage and data fabric networking.
The integrated approach can be managed through a single management interface, so that the task of maintaining the data center components becomes easier than managing the individual components.
The joint solution will be more agile, efficient, and will help the customers to speed up the deployment of applications, allowing them to draw business value from data.
“Through this acquisition, we will deliver hyperconverged and composable solutions with a next-generation data network fabric,” wrote HPE.
HPE will also combine its SimpliVity solution with Plexxi to help enterprises better align IT resources to business priorities. HPE had acquired SimpliVity last year to provide an enterprise-grade hyperconverged platform that accelerates the performance, improves efficiency and restores the virtual machines within seconds.
Moving further, HPE will integrate Plexxi’s technology in HPE Synergy. HPE Synergy is a composable infrastructure portfolio built on HPE OneView, and delivers fluid pools of storage and compute resources. Enterprises can compose and recompose this infrastructure according to the business needs.
HPE is also planning to use Plexxi to deliver a composable rack solution. It will expand the composable fabric to a wide range of use cases in data centers.
Last month, HPE had acquired the UK-based cloud consulting firm RedPixie to enhance its hybrid IT consulting capabilities and help customers seamlessly deploy and manage workloads across different environments.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will close by the end of July 2018.