back to article Hyperconvergered-ception: HPE swallows SimpliVity

SimpliVity, the second-placed hyperconverged infrastructure appliance startup, has been bought by HPE for $650m, setting the stage for mainstream vendor dominance of the hyperconverged market. HPE now has its own proprietary software stack plus a 3PAR-style hardware-accelerated product line that will fit nicely above its …

  1. Hans 1 Silver badge
    Coffee/keyboard

    Has HPE not filed Chapter 11, yet ?

    Who is buying their solutions ?

    Iow, where is Matt Bryant when you need him ?

    1. ManMountain1

      Re: Has HPE not filed Chapter 11, yet ?

      You might want to check the share price ... all been going rather well over the past few years! :)

  2. M. B.

    "SimpliVity’s industry-leading software-defined data management platform"

    You can't call yourself software-defined when your solution is dependent on a piece of proprietary hardware.

    1. Paul Hargreaves

      Software-defined, not software-only.

      Your definition of software-defined might mean no hardware acceleration, but that's just you ;-)

  3. EarthDog

    If anyone can screw this up

    It's HPE

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hmm. Was at Compaq when HP killed off Tru64 UNIX and AlphaServer, and spent a couple of years at SimpliVity. I bet I know where this is going.

    Maybe they will swap my SimpliVity shares for Itanium CPUs. Arf.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A bunch of early down-votes on on-topic comments.

    The HPE PR folks are trying to control the early spin.

    1. ManMountain1

      Who pays attention to downvotes anyway?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Life got harder for Nutanix too

    Growth will be harder with the HPE salesforce against them as well as the Dell/EMC one - those two must cover the majority of Enterprise accounts.

  7. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    FAIL

    Magic quadrant . . .

    Looking at who's in the magic quadrant, I have to assume that "visionary" means "having a really bad trip," and "ability to execute" implies "self."

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    watched HP slowly destroy Lefthand... betting the same on Simplivity. BTW, Since when is Scale a software only player Mellor?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    2 horse race

    Regardless of what Gartner says, Nutanix and Dell-EMC (VX:RAIL/RACK) are the vast majority of the business.

    Desperate tactical move for HPE

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Netapps = "integrated systems leader" ?

    Gartner's MQ for "integrated systems" has Netapps among the "leaders". And yet TheReg commentary says "... and effectively nowhere in the market - are IBM (no X86 server products) and NetApp."

    So which is it? Perhaps Gartner again has a "special definition" for categories, in this case "integrated systems".

    1. Paul Hargreaves

      Re: Netapps = "integrated systems leader" ?

      Integrated systems by most definitions (a.k.a reference architectures, or pre-built collections of servers/storage/switches) aren't considered hyperconverged since there are still separate boxes for those functions.

      Hyperconverged, again by most definitions, collapses together at a bare minimum the server/storage pieces, typically with easy management. Some go much further than that, others don't.

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