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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Juniper Networks are joining forces to propel the tech industry into a new era of innovation. The definitive agreement, with HPE acquiring Juniper for $40.00 per share in an all-cash transaction totaling approximately $14 billion, promises not just financial growth but also a seismic shift in the technological landscape for clients and partners alike.

The collaboration between the two companies is set to double HPE’s networking business, creating a formidable powerhouse of portfolio offerings that provide customers and partners significant flexibility in driving business value.

The acquisition is a pivotal step in HPE’s journey towards sustainable profitable growth, positioning the company in the higher-growth, higher-performance solutions sector. It is expected to double HPE’s networking business, creating a new networking leader with a massive portfolio that offers customers and partners a compelling new choice for business value acceleration.

Providing a unified AI networking architecture

The integration of both companies’ portfolios aims to fortify HPE’s edge-to-cloud strategy, establishing its dominance for AI-driven cloud-native architecture. This alignment positions HPE as a leader in secure, unified technology solutions that connect, protect, and analyze data from the edge to the cloud.

End-to-end AI-native solutions for enhanced user experiences

HPE powered by Juniper will provide customers of all sizes with a secure portfolio that manages and simplifies their expanding connectivity needs. Leveraging industry-leading technology, the merged entity aims to create superior user and operator experiences that benefit high-performance networks and cloud data centers and provide customers with streamlined network operations.

Catapults business growth into new segments

The collaboration accelerates HPE’s journey into the data center networking, firewalls, and routers space, enabling it to grow its networking segment from 18% to 31% of total revenue and contribute roughly 56% of HPE’s total operating income. Company executives anticipate that the networking segment will become a crucial foundation for HPE’s hybrid cloud and AI solutions, delivered through its GreenLake hybrid cloud platform.

The acquisition represents a technological bid that promises to reshape the networking landscape for both companies’ customers and partners. With the acceleration of AI and hybrid cloud-driven business trends, the collaboration creates a compelling choice for companies seeking advanced networking solutions.

As the two industry giants unite their strengths, the channel can anticipate a future where HPE’s networking solutions are not just technologically advanced but also may well set the pace of progress in the industry.

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