CRN Exclusive: HPE's Antonio Neri Discusses Nimble Storage Acquisition And Nimble's Lenovo And Cisco Relationships

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HPE Counts On Nimble Storage To Fill Storage Portfolio Gaps

Antonio Neri, executive vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Enterprise Group, spoke with CRN about HPE's planned $1-billion acquisition of Nimble Storage and how that company's products will impact HPE's storage portfolio.

Nimble Storage will provide the future entry-level storage counterpart to HPE's 3Par enterprise line. But an even more important element is the plan to use Nimble Storage's InfoSight predictive analytics technology to manage HPE's entire storage portfolio and interface with its OneView infrastructure management solution.

Nimble Storage, when combined with HPE's acquisition last month of SimpliVity, means that HPE is ready significantly enhance its ability to compete with its major storage competitors. For details about how it will do so, and to learn the fate of Nimble Storage's relationships with HPE rivals Lenovo and Cisco, turn the page.

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