Hewlett-Packard strengthens its storage capabilities with its acquisition of Billerica, Mass.-based IBRIX Inc provider of enterprise-class file serving software.

IBRIX has been business partnered of HP for three years; it has 53 employees and more than 175 enterprise customers.

IBRIX builds file serving software for extreme cloud and high-performance storage computing environments. Its software is already available with HP’s StorageWorks SAN, ProLiant servers, BladeSystem servers, and ProCurve Ethernet switches and management software.

“This acquisition expands our portfolio to better support the needs of this market segment. In addition, IBRIX’s highly scalable software leverages industry-standard hardware allowing customers to fully maximize their existing investments,” said Jeff Hausman, vice president of Unified Storage, StorageWorks Division, HP.

IBRIX addition to HP's portfolio will boost the company's performance in scale-out and high-performance computing storage, cloud storage, and fixed content archiving.

HP's acquisition with IBRIX is expected to close within 30 days. The value of the transaction is not disclosed. Upon the completion of the deal, IBRIX will be integrated into HP’s Technology Solutions Group an HP's StorageWorks division.