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HP Snaps up IBRIX

Just when I thought the spring M&A frenzy was shaking
out with EMC winning the Data Domain bidding war and Emulex fighting off
Broadcom's advances HP announced this morning that they're buying cluster file
system and scale-out NAS vendor IBRIX for an undisclosed sum.  HP now has multiple scale-out solutions since
they bought Windows scale-out specialist Polyserve in 2007.

IBRIX has had good traction in the entertainment, high
performance computing and oil and gas industries which frequently have huge
sets of unstructured data and very high performance requirements selling to 175
customers in these demanding markets. 
These industries, along with research oriented life sciences organizations,
tend to be more adventurous willing to integrate a software solution like IBRIX
Fusion with hardware from a IBRIX partner like HP or Dell.

In the entertainment industry Disney and Dreamworks have
used IBRIX for special effects and CGI heavy files including Monsters vs.

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