HPE has publicly rolled out their “The Machine” prototype, carrying 160TB of fabric-attached memory, 1280 ARM cores and 100Gb/s fiber interconnects. Ok, so this is a whole lot of memory! But it’s not just about memory.
Nutanix is expanding its presence as a software defined leader in the fast-growing enterprise private/hybrid cloud computing solution provider market.
On March 8, HPE announced it will be acquiring Nimble for approximately $1B. This acquisition comes on the heels of the acquisition of SimpliVity for $650M that closed on February 17, 2017.
HPE may have just pulled a rabbit out of the hat with the purchase of SimpliVity for a mere $650M.
The recent trend for software-defined storage vendors has been to create hyperconverged platforms in order to continue to add greater functionality to the same X86-based servers they rely on.