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Mar 2017 - Market Note - Doc # US42389717

HPE Hits a Home Run with the Acquisition of Midmarket Enterprise Storage Vendor Nimble Storage

By: Eric BurgenerResearch Vice President, Storage, Crawford Del PreteChief Operating Officer


This IDC Market Note reviews the acquisition of Nimble Storage, a $400+ million publicly traded vendor of midmarket enterprise array offerings, by established enterprise storage provider HPE, and discusses the strategic value of the acquisition for HPE as well as the impact for Nimble's own customers.

"The acquisition of Nimble Storage by HPE brings key advantages along with it that will help make HPE stronger against its competitors," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage, IDC. "It gives HPE a very strong storage platform offering for midmarket and SMB customers and provides access to the industry-leading InfoSight cloud-based predictive analytics telemetrics platform, which once integrated with the rest of its enterprise storage portfolio, should improve customer experience through ease of use, higher availability, and more automated operations."


Subscriptions Covered

Storage Systems

Companies Covered

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Regions Covered

United States

Topics Covered

Disk storage, Hybrid clouds, Storage services


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