HP to buy cloud software firm SimpliVity for $650m

A woman walks past the Hewlett Packard logo at its French headquarters in Issy le Moulineaux, western Paris, in this September 16, 2005 file photograph. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co said on Tuesday it would buy privately heldcloud software company SimpliVity for $650 million (525.08 million pounds) in cash, as it looks to expand in the fast-growing market for hybrid cloud platforms.

The deal is expected to add to Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s earnings in the first fiscal year after it is completed, the company said.

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