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On November 2015, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been announced as a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard Company: an enterprise technology leader with $53 billion in annual revenue, a very comprehensive product portfolio in the industry and a unique vision for the future of technology and its benefits for enterprise customers.

Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans to spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Micro Focus, a global enterprise software company.

The combination of these software assets – which includes HPE’s Application Delivery Management, Big Data, Enterprise Security, Information Management & Governance, and IT Operations Management businesses – and Micro Focus’s highly complementary portfolio will create one of the world’s largest pure-play software companies. The new company will have the global footprint, agility and financial strength to drive software innovation across a comprehensive array of products.

HP Data Protector, an enterprise backup solution, will also be involved, but this could be a smart move, considering the strong (and long) partnership between HPE and Veeam.

This move seems very similar to the one from Dell with Dell Software: is just a way to gain cash for new acquisition, or is really a strategical move to focus HPE on some profitable assetts?

For more information you can read the press release.


Andrea Mauro

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.