The storage-focused subsidiary (HDS) Hitachi Data Systems plans to acquire SAP and cloud service specialist oXya.  The company said it plans to redevelop the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform solution to include capabilities for environments based on solutions from SAP, including SAP HANA.

The acquisition of oXya is expected to close by the end of March and is subject to customary closing conditions.Upon the close of the acquisition, oXya, with more than 500 employees, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems and will continue to execute its current business model under oXya VP and chairman, Frederic de Belloy, reporting to Hicham Abdessamad, HDS executive vice president, Global Services. oXya helps IT organizations manage private and hybrid cloud environments more easily, and designs the infrastructure for more effective and efficient implementations of SAP solutions, including the SAP HANA platform. As an SAP partner, oXya has solidified itself in the marketplace as one of the leading management and cloud providers, and has consistently achieved outstanding customer satisfaction ratings for more than 200,000 users worldwide of SAP solutions, across all industries.

Frederic de Belloy, chairman and vice president of oXya said: “Building upon years of successful partnership, we are pleased to grow our relationship beyond that of a Hitachi Cloud Service Provider to officially become part of the Hitachi Data Systems family.”

Hitachi seems to be on a spending spree as of late, having just last week announced its intent to acquire big data and ETL specialist Pentaho to bolster its big data and Internet of Things strategy, and the latest purchase seems aimed at bolstering its cloud capabilities with respect to familiar enterprise workloads. Infosys made similar moves this week with its acquisition of Panaya, a firm specializing in automating, fine-tuning and upgrading SAP and Oracle workloads.



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