Hewlett-Packard acquires RLX Technologies
Hewlett-Packard has announced their plans to acquire the company RLX Technologies. It seems to be as a result of the pledge of their CEO who recently said that the company would have to expand their core areas by acquiring companies to stay competitive. The company said that they have inked an agreement to acquire blade server pioneer RLX Technologies.
The companies did not reveal the financial details of the deal and are expected to close the deal within a period of a month. RLX Technologies specializes in developing a software suite used to manage blade servers running the Linux operating system. HP would be adding this company to their BladeSystem portfolio enabling itself to enhance its own arsenal of server, storage, and enterprise management software.
The company also aims to offer customers unified infrastructure management across systems based on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. The company said in a statement that their decision to acquire RLX is based on the customers’ needs for better system management at a time when Linux is expanding from traditional servers to blade server environments. RLX is the third management software buy HP has made recently.