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HPE's Acquisition of SimpliVity and Nimble Storage Reshapes the HCIS and ECB Storage Competitive Landscape

Published: 06 June 2017

ID: G00328619

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox

Summary

To maximize IT infrastructure opportunities, technology business unit leaders at competing companies need to adjust product and marketing programs to address the new realities presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise's acquisition of SimpliVity and Nimble Storage.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • HPE's ownership of SimpliVity and Nimble Storage presents challenges to which technology business unit leaders at competing HCIS and ECB storage companies must respond
  • Technology business unit leaders at organizations that have technology partnerships and meet-in-the-channel relationships with SimpliVity must find alternative solutions as HPE disengages from these arrangements
  • Technology business unit leaders at organizations that have preacquisition OEM agreements and technology partnerships with Nimble Storage must find alternative solutions as HPE terminates these agreements
  • Rationalization of an overcrowded HCIS and ECB storage platform portfolio requires technology business unit leaders at HPE to take action to clarify positioning and messaging

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