HP buys IBRIX to extend extreme scale-out storage

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to acquire IBRIX, a provider of enterprise file serving software, for an undisclosed figure.

Founded in 2000, and an HP partner for three years, IBRIX is a privately-held company, headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts. It has 53 employees, and more than 175 enterprise customers spanning the communications, media, entertainment, Internet, oil and gas, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services markets.

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 presents a suite of products and services from design, transformation and management of corporate data centers to the most extreme scale-out environments, says HP’s vice president of Unified Storage, StorageWorks Division, Jeff Hausman.

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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