HPE acquires Cloud Computing Startup Scytale

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Delivering Dynamic Cloud Platform

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), an American information technology company has recently acquired a startup Scytale. Through this acquisition, HPE has secured a pool of experienced engineers from enterprise companies. “The agreement will play a fundamental role in HPE’s plans to deliver dynamic, open, edge-to-cloud platforms with security at their core,” said Dave Husak, HPE General Manager of the cloud initiative.  Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Developing Secure Edge-to-Cloud Solutions

Scytale specializes in zero-trust networking and cloud-native security with a team of engineers from companies such as Amazon Web Services, Duo Security, Google, Okta, PagerDuty, and Splunk. The founding contributors of two open-source projects, the Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) and SPIFFE runtime environment (SPIRE) are also a part of Scytale’s team. HPE says that these projects will continue as they are designed to create zero trust identification and secure systems in enterprise environments and these are the fundamental elements for HPE’s development of secure edge-to-cloud solutions.

“The acquisition represents HPE’s ongoing transformation, part of which is to embrace and contribute to open source projects in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and elsewhere,” says HPE. “Our goal is to deliver services and products that advance these developments, and provide our customers and partners with the fastest-possible path to application modernization,” it further added. Sunil James, the Co-Founder of Scytale said, “ Scytale will continue to help develop the zero trust open source projects. We’ll toil to maintain this transparent and vendor-neutral project, which will be fundamental in HPE’s plans to deliver a dynamic, open and secure edge-to-cloud platform.

Previous Cybersecurity Acquisitions

Many cybersecurity acquisitions have been made in the last month, which includes deals between Insight Partners and Armis Security, Broadcom deal and Symantec Cybersecurity,  Rockwell Automation and Avnet Data Security, Mimecast and Segasec, Cloudfare and S2 systems, and Synopsis and Tinfoil Security.



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