HPE Acquires Flash Storage Provider

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nimble Storage, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions. The reported purchase price is $1 billion.

Nimble’s predictive flash offerings for the entry to midrange segments are complementary to HPE’s scalable midrange to high-end 3PAR solutions and MSA products.  

In addition, HPE plans to incorporate Nimble’s InfoSight Predictive Analytics platform across its storage portfolio. InfoSight is capable of automatically detecting up to 90% of issues within an infrastructure, and resolves over 85% of them, HPE said.  

“Customers deploying hybrid IT not only need the performance of flash storage but are looking for predictive intelligence to optimize their infrastructure,” said Antonio Neri, EVP and GM of HPE’s Enterprise Group.

Nimble was founded in 2007 and has approximately 1,300 employees worldwide. Its flash storage solutions are backed by an intelligent, predictive analytics engine that is designed to go beyond storage to analyze performance issues across the full data path, from apps to the array, and resolves most issues before they occur. In addition, Nimble has recently introduced multicloud storage services that combine on-premises and public cloud storage capabilities for Hybrid IT deployments.   

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