that it has acquired Fungible Inc. The latter, founded in 2016, is a composable infrastructure provider that aims to accelerate the network and storage performance of data centers through efficient and low-power data processing units (DPUs), solving the most important problems in scale-out data centers – inefficient execution of data-centric computations within server nodes.
Fungible’s original team will join Microsoft’s data center infrastructure engineering team and will focus on providing a variety of DPU solutions, continuing to advance in the direction of network innovation and improving hardware system performance. Microsoft’s move further demonstrates its commitment to long-term differentiated investment in data center infrastructure, enhancing Microsoft’s technologies and products/services, including offloading, improving latency, increasing data center server density, optimizing energy efficiency, and reducing costs.
On December 10 last year, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Lumenisity, a hollow-core optical fiber manufacturer, to strengthen cloud infrastructure capabilities. In a month or so, Microsoft has strengthened its own data center infrastructure capabilities through two acquisitions. Some insiders said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Fungible will help to use its technology to achieve high-performance, scalable, disaggregated, and horizontally scalable data center infrastructure with high reliability and high security.