Acquisition hungry HDS buys cloud service provider

Hitachi Data Systems announces intentions to acquire cloud services provider Oxya

Hitachi Data Systems today announced its second acquisition in as many weeks, this time snapping up cloud application provider Oxya.

The Paris-based company helps IT organisations manage private and hybrid cloud environments by designing infrastructure for the implementation of SAP solutions, including the SAP HANA platform.

HDS says that the deal, which is expected to compete by the end of March, will benefit channel partners and customers, allowing them to ‘experience faster time to value, flexible financial models, reduced TCO and more predictable IT services outcomes for mission critical IT infrastructure and applications’.

Just last week, HDS announced its intention to buy data analytics company Pentaho.

“Today’s partners and customers demand as-a-service options that enable them to keep pace with market dynamics like cloud, while transforming the way they conduct business,” said Hicham Abdessamad, executive vice president, Global Services, HDS. “oXya offers an expanded set of application-as-a-service offerings, both in private cloud and hybrid cloud. They have vast experience with managing large SAP solution-based environments and a history of excellent customer satisfaction.

HDS said in a statement that the organisational structure of Oxya would remain in place with the current VP and chairman, Frederic de Belloy, reporting directly to Abdessamad.


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