HPE completed the acquisition of Silver Peak in a transaction valued at $925 million. Silver Peak will become a part of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. With this acquisition, Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) that helps advance enterprise cloud transformation with a comprehensive edge-to-cloud networking solution will be strengthened.
Aruba and Silver Peak collaboration
The combination of Aruba and Silver Peak will strengthen HPE’s Intelligent Edge business and drive significant revenue opportunities. Silver Peak founder and CEO David Hughes will work at HPE as the senior vice president of the WAN business within Aruba.
Antonio Neri, president and CEO of HPE, said,
“WAN transformation is a key component of HPE’s Intelligent Edge and edge-to-cloud vision and growth strategy. Armed with a comprehensive SD-WAN portfolio with the addition of Silver Peak, we will accelerate the delivery of a true distributed cloud model and cloud experience for all apps and data wherever they live.”
By combining Silver Peak’s SD-WAN technology with Aruba’s SD-Branch and remote worker solutions, customers can simplify branch office and WAN deployments to empower remote workforces, enable cloud-connected distributed enterprises, and transform business operations without compromise, according to Keerti Melkote, president of Intelligent Edge for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and founder of Aruba Networks.