Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDs) has announced its intent to acquire oXya, a provider of services for cloud and SAP solutions. The acquisition of oXya, a company with 500 employees, is expected to close by the end of March and is subject to customary closing conditions.
oXya will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems and will continue to execute its current business model under oXya VP and chairman, Frederic de Belloy, reporting to Hicham Abdessamad, HDS executive vice president, Global Services.
oXya helps IT organizations manage private and hybrid cloud environments more easily, and designs the infrastructure for more effective and efficient implementations of SAP solutions, including the SAP HANA platform. As an SAP partner, oXya has more than 200,000 SAP solution users worldwide across all industries.
oXya would enhance the growing portfolio of HDS cloud and managed services. Enterprise customers and partners would be able to experience faster time to value, flexible financial models, reduced TCO and more predictable IT services outcomes for mission critical IT infrastructure and applications. Specifically, the intended acquisition would give HDS partners and customers:
- An extended portfolio of HDS cloud and managed services for implementation of mission-critical solutions from SAP, including SAP HANA.
- Additional options to fully realize Hitachi Unified Compute Platform solution capabilities for environments that are based on solutions from SAP, including SAP HANA.
“Today’s partners and customers demand as-a-service options that enable them to keep pace with market dynamics like cloud, while transforming the way they conduct business,” said Hicham Abdessamad, executive vice president, Global Services, Hitachi Data Systems. “oXya offers an expanded set of application-as-a-service offerings, both in private cloud and hybrid cloud. They have vast experience with managing large SAP solution-based environments and a history of excellent customer satisfaction.”
“When completed, the acquisition of oXya will enable HDS and our partners to extend our portfolio of managed cloud services and provide additional skills and expertise to enable Hitachi Unified Compute Platform solutions in SAP and SAP HANA environments,” added Abdessamad. “With its SAP-as-a-service offerings, oXya brings applications as a service, which is a frequent customer request and a bridge into solutions for analytics and Social Innovation.”