Microsoft buys Fungible in data center push

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of the US-based technology company, Fungible, a provider of composable infrastructure aimed at accelerating networking and storage performance in data centers with high-efficiency, low-power data processing units (DPUs).
Microsoft storesFungible’s technologies will help enable high-performance, scalable, disaggregated, scaled-out data centre infrastructure with reliability and security.

Fungible team will join Microsoft’s data center infrastructure engineering teams and will focus on delivering multiple DPU solutions, network innovation and hardware systems advancements.

The Fungible DPU was created in 2016 to address the most serious issue in scale-out data centers — inefficient execution of data-centric computations within server nodes.