The move is part of a cunning plan to expand its operations in the fast-growing market for hybrid cloud platforms.
For those who came in late, hybrid cloud platforms run applications that are based partly on the client’s private servers and partly on public cloud data centers. They are proving rather useful for resellers peddling cloud platforms so HPE jumping on the bandwagon will give them more sales options.
The deal is expected to add to Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s earnings in the first fiscal year after it is completed, the company said.
SimpliVity was founded in 2009 and had raised $276 million in four funding rounds.