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Microsoft has confirmed it has acquired datacenter hardware firm Fungible Inc. for an undisclosed amount. With this merger, Microsoft will use Fungible’s technology to boost its Data Center technology and infrastructure.

Fungible Inc. was founded in 2016 and is known for providing technology and services to help scale datacenters. It offers an infrastructure for datacenter that delivers low-power and high-efficiency data processing units (DPUs).

Microsoft says the Fungible team will not come under its watch and will provide DPU solutions, hardware advancements, and network improvements to boost the storage performance and networking in the company’s datacenters.

Confirmation

In the acquisition, Fungible said the following:

“We are proud to be part of a company that shares Fungible’s vision and will leverage the Fungible DPU and software to enhance its storage and networking offerings. We would like to thank our loyal employees for their dedication and hard work over these last seven years and our customers, partners, and investors for their belief and support in our technology.”

Microsoft’s Response

In its confirmation, Microsoft noted:

“Today’s announcement further signals Microsoft’s commitment to long-term differentiated investments in our datacenter infrastructure, which enhances our broad range of technologies and offerings including offloading, improving latency, increasing datacenter server density, optimizing energy efficiency and reducing costs.”

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