HPE Acquires Both SimpliVity and Nimble Storage

This year has been quite the start for HP Enterprise (HPE) as it acquired SimpliVity in February and Nimble Storage in March.  SimpliVity is a leading provider of software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure, while Nimble Storage is a provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions.  HPE is bolstering its presence in both sections, predicting overall estimated markets for SimpliVity to grow from $2.4 billion in 2016 to $6 billion by 2020, and $15 billion in 2016 to $20 billion by 2020 for Nimble Storage.  How do these HPE acquisitions benefit customers?  What will customers gain with the upgraded HPE portfolio?

SimpliVity

With HPE acquiring SimpliVity, customers can expect the following benefits:

  • 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

 

Nimble Storage

HPE with Nimble Storage will mean the following advantages to customers:

  • The ability to seamlessly move data and replicate across hybrid flash and all-flash storage to meet unpredictable IT demands
  • Integrated data protection with application-aware snapshots, encryption, replication and integration with leading independent software vendors
  • Effortless management of storage volumes along with data compaction to reduce capacity costs
  • Predictive support automation to anticipate and prevent most problems and solve remaining issues in a matter of minutes
  • Quality of service controls and full stack analytics to ensure predictable performance in hybrid IT deployments
  • A future-proofed technology platform with a rich roadmap to support next-generation storage