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February 19, 2015updated 19 Aug 2016 4:01pm

HDS to strengthen cloud portfolio with oXya buy

Hitachi Data Systems will acquire provider of services for cloud and SAP solutions.

By Ellie Burns

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced its intent to acquire oXya, a provider of services for cloud and SAP solutions.

Expected to complete at the end of March, the deal 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.

oXya’s current business model will contine to be followed, headed by oXya VP and chairman, Frederic de Belloy, reporting to Hicham Abdessamad, HDS executive vice president, Global Services.

oXya helps IT organisations 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.

oXya will enhance the growing portfolio of HDS cloud and managed services. The intended acquisition will give HDS partners and customers an extended portfolio of HDS cloud and managed services for implementation of mission-critical solutions from SAP, including SAP HANA.

"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, Hitachi Data Systems.

"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.

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When completed, the acquisition of oXya will enable HDS and our partners to extend our portfolio of managed cloud services and provide additional skills and expertise to enable Hitachi Unified Compute Platform solutions in SAP and SAP HANA environments," said Abdessamad. "With its SAP-as-a-service offerings, oXya brings applications as a service, which is a frequent customer request and a bridge into solutions for analytics and Social Innovation."

"SAP is delighted that Hitachi is expanding its commitment to our joint customers," said Kevin Ichhpurani, executive vice president, Strategic Business Development and Ecosystem, SAP. "We anticipate expanded Hitachi capabilities will further enable SAP customers to run simple, powered by SAP HANA."

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