On May 15, 2018, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its plan to acquire Plexxi, a leading provider of software-defined data fabric networking technology. On June 1, the acquisition was final.
Founded in 2010, Plexxi is focused on enabling data center modernization and hybrid cloud with its software-defined data fabric. The company will help HPE deliver speed and simplicity to customers by extending and strengthening HPE’s software-defined portfolio. By seamlessly combining Plexxi’s next-generation data center fabric with HPE’s existing software-defined infrastructure, HPE can deliver a true cloud-like experience in the data center.
With the acquisition, HPE will have the ability to deliver hyperconverged and composable solutions with a next-generation data network fabric that can automatically create or re-balance bandwidth to workload needs. This capability will increase agility and efficiency, and accelerate how quickly companies deploy applications and draw business value from their data.
Integrating Plexxi technology into HPE hyperconverged solutions
Building on last year’s SimpliVity acquisition, Plexxi will enable HPE to deliver the industry’s only hyperconverged offering that incorporates compute, storage, and networking fabric into a single solution, with a single management interface and support. A combined HPE SimpliVity powered by Intel® plus Plexxi solution will provide customers with a highly dynamic workload-based model to better align IT resources to business priorities.
Extending composable infrastructure portfolio with Plexxi
Composable infrastructure, built on HPE OneView, is a new category of infrastructure that delivers fluid pools of storage and compute resources that can be composed and recomposed as business needs dictate. In the near future with Plexxi, HPE will deliver new composable infrastructure solutions to a broader set of use cases across the data center.
For more information about HPE’s acquisition of Plexxi, read the blog article from Ric Lewis, SVP and GM of HPE’s Software-defined and Cloud Group: HPE to Acquire Plexxi.