In a blog published on Monday, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Fungible, a maker of composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions for data centers.
Santa Clara, California-based Fungible’s solutions are centered on its Data Processing Units (DPUs), which are considered as “third-socket” components for data centers after graphical processing units and central processing units (CPUs).
The aim behind the Linux-based system-on-chip DPUs is to improve the inefficiencies of data-centric computations that exist with hyper-converged infrastructures.
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According to Microsoft’s announcement, Fungible’s technologies will be used to strengthen Microsoft’s high-performance, scalable, disaggregated, scaled-out data center infrastructure with reliability and security. Fungible’s staff will join Microsoft’s data center infrastructure engineering teams as part of the deal.
Fungible, established in 2015, announced that it was excited to be a part of Microsoft. The announcement mentioned that Fungible first invented its DPU in the year 2016 to address the main problem of scale-out data centers, namely the inefficient execution of data-centric computations within server nodes.
Fungible’s solutions have been used by big companies like VMware and IBM. The terms of the deal weren’t described by Microsoft or Fungible.