HP Acquires Storage Performance Vendor IBRIX

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HP announced that it signed a definitive deal to acquire IBRIX, a provider of enterprise-class file serving software that includes data protection, high-availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and high-performance computing deployments.

IBRIX's solutions are designed to enable enterprises to easily and cost-effectively store massive amounts of user-generated data. With scalability to tens of petabytes, customers can gain control of exploding data growth and address application performance challenges in the most demanding environments, HP says. The advanced data management capability of IBRIX's Fusion software suite also allows customers to seamlessly add capacity as their data or performance needs grow.

"Customers need highly scalable storage solutions that efficiently and cost-effectively manage massive amounts of information," says Jeff Hausman, vice president of Unified Storage for HP's StorageWorks Division. "This acquisition expands our portfolio to better support the needs of this market segment. In addition, IBRIX's highly scalable software leverages industry-standard hardware allowing customers to fully maximize their existing investments."

IBRIX's software is currently available with HP StorageWorks storage area networks (SANs), HP ProLiant servers, HP BladeSystem, and HP ProCurve Ethernet switches and management software. Founded in 2000, and an HP partner for three years, IBRIX is privately held and headquartered in Billerica, Mass. It has 53 employees and more than 175 enterprise customers spanning the communications, media, entertainment, Internet, oil and gas, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services markets. The value of the transaction is not disclosed.

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is expected to be completed by mid August. Following completion, the business will be integrated into the StorageWorks division in HP's Technology Solutions Group. More information about HP StorageWorks, go here.