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HP acquires IBRIX to extend enterprise storage capabilities

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DQC Bureau
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New Delhi: HP announced that it will acquire IBRIX, a provider of enterprise-class file serving software in a bid to solidify its position in the emerging market of scale-out and high-performance computing storage, cloud storage, and fixed content archiving.

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“Customers need highly scalable storage solutions that efficiently and cost-effectively manage massive amounts of information,” said Jim Wagstaff, VP and GM-StorageWorks Division, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking, HP Enterprise Business.

“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. The combination of

IBRIX's storage software with HP's business technology portfolio

offers customers a full suite of products and services from design,

transformation and management of corporate data centers to the most

extreme scale-out environments.

“Joining forces with HP is a natural fit for our customers, resulting

in an enhanced storage solution that scales to meet their data

growth,” said Milan Shetti, CEO, IBRIX. “The unique combination of

IBRIX's file serving solutions with HP's portfolio of products and

services enables customers to lower the cost of scale-out

architectures while easing the process of storing, accessing and

moving critical data,” he added.

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is

expected to be completed within the next 30 days. Following

completion, the business will be integrated into the StorageWorks

division in HP's Technology Solutions Group.

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