Modern organizations want simple data protection that is easily accessible to VM and application administrators. This fact was highlighted in a recent Taneja Group Survey, where over 40% of participants indicated “simple to manage” is the most critical data protection factor when selecting a data protection solution.
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.
To date, secondary storage solutions have mainly focused on supporting the requirements of central data centers.
HPE may have just pulled a rabbit out of the hat with the purchase of SimpliVity for a mere $650M.
In an expected move, Nutanix this week announced the acquisition of PernixData.
It was evident after Pivot3 acquired NexGen (in March of 2016) that the focus would be to use NexGen’s strong IP regarding Quality of Service (QoS) and leverage it for HCI environments.
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.