Microsoft acquires Fungible for data center innovation


Microsoft logo on the left and Fungible logo on the right

In recent years, Microsoft has not only opened new data centers in various regions around the world, but also further enhanced the data center management experience through the release of tools such as System Center 2022.

Today, to demonstrate its commitment to modern, state-of-the-art data centers, the tech giant Fungible has been acquired – A California-based firm that specializes in developing various forms of hardware and software aimed at improving the performance of data centers.

In a press release, Fungible’s team expressed optimism with the move, noting:

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

Fungible developed its Data Processing Unit (DPU) in 2016, focusing on improving computational efficiency for data-centric operations within server nodes. Scale-out data centers. Microsoft believes that the improvements made throughout the DPU manufacturer’s journey will enable the Fungible team — along with the Redmond company’s own infrastructure engineering team — to innovate data center infrastructure, Ensuring that network and storage performance can be maximized.

Security, reliability, and scalability will also remain key focuses for Microsoft, as it looks to increase its portfolio of data center innovation investments over the long term.


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