Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Buy Nimble for $1 Billion

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. agreed to buy Nimble Storage in a deal valued at about $1 billion, bolstering a higher-growth segment of the market for data storage.

The $12.50-a-share offer for Nimble was 45 percent more than Monday’s closing price. Hewlett Packard Enterprise said Tuesday it also will assume, or pay out, about $200 million of Nimble’s unvested equity awards at the closing of the deal.

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Windows IT Pro 2016-09-08 17:00:00

Yesterday the big news was that Hewlett Packard Enterprise had confirmed that, in a deal worth about $8.8 billion, it would <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/hpe-offloads-non-core-software-assets-to-micro-focus-in-8-8-billion-deal/">"spin-merge" its non-core software</a> with Micro Focus. This will give HPE 50.1 percent ownership of a new combined company that HPE thinks will generate $4.5 billion in annual revenue. The deal was confirmed Wednesday as HPE announced its third quarter results.

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HPE Buying Silicon Graphics in Deal Valued at $275 Million

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying Silicon Graphics International Corp. for about $275 million in cash, adding high-performance computing capabilities that improve data analytics.

HPE expects the deal to be neutral to earnings in the first full year and will add to profit thereafter, the companies said Thursday in a statement. SGI, whose machines helped create advanced computer-generated images for Hollywood movies in the 1990s, brings products that aid customers with computing, data analytics and data management.

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When It Comes to Composable Infrastructure, Beware the Oxymorons

Lately, it seems, quite a few technology players are jumping on the composable infrastructure bandwagon, claiming that their take on a modern infrastructure is a truly composable one. I beg to differ. Upon inspection, many of these offerings appear to be piecemeal efforts dedicated to some part of the infrastructure, rather than the whole. To call them composable infrastructure, then, is a contradiction in terms--an oxymoron along the lines of an open secret or a definite maybe.

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