HP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RLX Technologies, Inc., a pioneer of server blade management technologies.
Headquartered in Spring, Texas, RLX has 36 employees and approximately 200 customers worldwide. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition of RLX and its Linux-based management software suite, RLX Control Tower, will enable HP to deliver an enhanced and comprehensive management solution for Linux on blade server environments. When combined with HP’s suite of server, storage and enterprise management software, RLX technology will help HP deliver on its vision of a unified infrastructure management solution across Linux, UNIX and Windows operating environments.

“With Linux’s expansion into blade server environments, customers want tools that deliver simpler and more robust management,” said Rick Becker, vice president and general manager, HP BladeSystem. “Following our recently announced acquisitions of AppIQ and Peregrine Systems, RLX represents another step in HP’s expanding enterprise management capabilities to help enterprise and small and medium business customers simplify their IT environments and cut costs.”

“We believe customers are the winners with this acquisition,” said Scott Farrand, vice president, systems engineering, RLX. “Customers will benefit from a combined HP and RLX solution that is more dynamic, can be repurposed at their discretion, can reduce the cost and complexity of manual operations and can be managed simply from a single console.”

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is expected to be completed within approximately 30 days. Following completion of the acquisition, RLX will be fully integrated into HP’s Technology Solutions Group.