HPE has completed the acquisition of Nimble Storage, now a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. This acquisition builds on our strategy to make Hybrid IT simple, through software defined infrastructure with a modern flash-optimized storage foundation. A report by IDC called the acquisition a “bold, strategic move” that will benefit our customers—and HPE couldn’t agree more.
The Nimble Storage offerings for predictive all-flash for entry to midrange segments are complementary to our scalable midrange to high-end HPE 3PAR solutions and affordable HPE MSA products. In addition, HPE will incorporate the InfoSight Predictive Analytics platform by Nimble Storage across our existing storage portfolio, which will enable continuity of products and deliver a transformed customer support experience.
With this acquisition, HPE will offer a full range of best-in-class all-flash storage solutions that will enable customers to compose the right storage for their exact application needs. Our comprehensive, flash-optimized storage portfolio across all workloads and resource requirements will provide:
- Enterprise class for the all-flash datacenter: HPE 3PAR supports customers experiencing rapid growth and needing a highly scalable, all-flash data center capable of supporting up to millions of IOPS, petabyte capacity, and a multi-tenant architecture—priced from midrange to high-end.
- Straightforward predictive flash: Nimble Storage is ideal for midmarket customers needing advanced, flash-optimized data services, including all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multicloud support, underpinned by machine-learning based predictive analytics, all at entry to midrange price points and designed with ease-of-use at its core.
- Simple flash acceleration: HPE MSA and HPE StoreVirtual have an installed base of over 500,000 deployments worldwide and are suited for price-sensitive small site customers that need simple, flash tiering support at an entry price point.
- Built-for-enterprise hyperconverged infrastructure: Nimble Storage also complements our recent SimpliVity acquisition for the growing hyperconverged market for those deploying turnkey VM-farms. The combination of SimpliVity, Nimble Storage, and HPE 3PAR enables customers to deploy the right data services across all workloads, scale and deployment types.