Scale Computing General News



  • Scale is getting more and more press coverage and we want to be able to share that with everyone, but to keep it from being overwhelming, are creating a thread for collecting the small news items.







  • https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2017/11/small-businesses-have-started-embrace-hci-here-s-why

    Interesting read on small business. But is HCI really not already been mainstream for quite some time?



  • Scale Computing Leads The Edge Charge With First Hyper-Converged System Built For Edge Computing on CRN.

    Scale Computing is doubling down on its investments around the edge with the launch of the industry's first hyper-converged system that is purpose-built for edge computing environments.

    Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing, said that the company's new offering, HC3 Edge, gives customers the benefits of the company's HC3 on-premises appliance-based hyper-converged infrastructure on small form factors that meet edge requirements.

    "We are seeing strong demand from our customers for HCI [Hyper-Converged] at the edge, especially among our large retail, manufacturing, and healthcare verticals where a combination of factors, including IoT adoption, are increasing on-prem demands," said Ready, CEO of Scale Computing. "Customers need flexibility both now and in the future. What we are providing at Scale is a single platform spanning on-premises, cloud, and edge computing that will serve our customers well in the decade to come."



  • Scale Computing wins ‘hyperconverged solution of the year’ award at the 2017 SVC Awards

    London, U.K., -- Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged solutions for midsized companies, today announced that its innovative HC3 appliance has been awarded ‘hyperconverged solution of the year’, at the 2017 SVC Awards. Built with simplicity in mind, the HC3 appliance integrates storage, servers and virtualisation software into one easy-to-use solution, providing a complete data centre in a box.

    The annual SVC Awards recently took place in London to celebrate and reward this year’s leading companies in storage, cloud and digitalisation. The awards recognise end user, channel, technology and innovation success. With thousands of public votes cast and the IT industry’s leading executives in attendance, the ceremony highlights the achievements and excellence of organisations leading the way in the technology sector.

    Scale Computing’s HC3 appliance provides availability, scalability and affordability. It is self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliance can be installed in under an hour and expanded and upgraded with no downtime. In addition, with no external virtualisation software to licence the appliance lowers out of pocket expenses.

    “Scale Computing is committed to delivering a leading hyperconverged solution that is built and designed to meet our customers’ needs, commented Johan Pellicaan, Managing Director and VP EMEA at Scale Computing. “We are honoured to have been awarded hyperconverged solution of the year, and this reinforces our continued efforts in the industry. We are seeing more customers require a converged solution, and Scale is uniquely positioned to offer a scalable, easy to use and cost-effective appliance that will meet growing business demands.”



  • CRN Announcement: Scale Partners with APC

    Scale Computing Forms Partnership With APC Giving Partners A 'Powerful' Micro Data Center 'In-A-Box' Solution

    Scale Computing has formed a new partnership with APC by Schneider Electric to create a turnkey hyper-converged solution that executives say will lead to higher margins for channel partners and enable solution providers to scale capacity and computing power at the edge quickly.

    "This is pretty powerful," said Bill Barnier, sales manager at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.- based solution provider Data Partner, who partners with Scale. "They can do power back up, the compute and the storage, all in one box. That's powerful to be able to put all of that in one appliance at the remote edge. That will definitely be something that customers would have interest in, especially those who have a lot of remote sites."

    Hyper-converged specialist Scale Computing has been chosen as an Alliance Partner by APC by Schneider Electric to support its hyper-converged Micro Data Center Xpress solution, which combines a purpose-built infrastructure with a physical management wrapper for hyper-converged architectures. Xpress is a complete and energy-efficient IT solution that is pre-tested, optimized, and able to be rapidly deployed. APC said it creates a reliable and robust environment to leverage the best of on-premises and multi-cloud infrastructures.







  • The Register added Scale to their storage roundup to discuss our partnership to bring Scale HC3 to South Africa.





  • Scale teams up with VAR Copaco

    Delivering Scale's data centre in a box on Lenovo hardware to provide high performance, simplified IT and flexible 'pay as you grow' IT, ideal for organisations of all size.

    London ---- Scale Computing, the market leader in solutions for midsized and enterprise companies, today announced a strategic partnership with value add distributor Copaco. As a leader in delivering IT services, Copaco will be reselling Scale's innovative HC3 product on Lenovo servers in the Netherlands.

    With over 400 qualified staff, Copaco's specialist team is experienced in reselling a range of quality IT services and solutions to suppliers across the region. Copaco is constantly looking to include new leading-edge products, providing its customers with the most up to date solutions available, and will now be offering Scale's hyperconvergence solution as part of its portfolio.

    Scale Computing provides a complete data centre in a box with servers, storage, virtualisation and high availability combined in one easy to use appliance. The hyperconverged technology is sold on Lenovo servers helping organisations to achieve higher performance and reduce costs, with the flexibility of 'pay as you grow' IT infrastructure. In addition, with no additional software to license and no external storage to buy the Scale solution enables a lower out of pocket costs.

    As a distributor, Copaco will also have access to the Scale Partner Community which provides partners and distributors with the products, programmes and services required to address customer infrastructure needs. The Scale Partner Community is growing across Europe and was transformed earlier in the year to provide partners with greater incentives, helping members to grow their business.

    Sacha Wingers, Business Director Enterprise Solutions at Copaco commented: "Our partners are shifting away from traditional IT and are moving towards more modern infrastructures. As part of this we look to resell the latest solutions in order to meet these requirements. The combination of Lenovo and Scale Computing's HC3 software is ideal for our customers who are looking to overcome the challenges around virtualisation and need the flexibility and scalability to grow, allowing them to meet future needs."

    "Copaco offers a comprehensive range of solutions that meet customer requirements and we are pleased that Scale Computing can be a part of this," commented Johan Pellicaan, Managing Director and VP EMEA at Scale Computing. "The company is committed to delivering leading services and incorporating the HC3 solution is an exciting partnership for us. This move is in-line with our strategy to grow across Europe and we are pleased that we can work with Copaco to expand our services. Copaco will also join our Scale Partner Community and we look forward to working in close partnership with them to help grow our businesses alongside each other."

    Tom Sluys, General Manager Benelux at Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) commented: "We teamed up with Scale Computing to offer customers a new hyperconverged offering and we are pleased that Copaco is already seeing the value for this in the Netherlands."



  • @scale You said the dirty word, Lenovo.

    Glad to hear about all the other companies teaming up with you guys.



  • Scale Forms Partnership with APC for Micro Data Center in a Box from CRN

    Scale Computing has formed a new partnership with APC by Schneider Electric to create a turnkey hyper-converged solution that executives say will lead to higher margins for channel partners and enable solution providers to scale capacity and computing power at the edge quickly.

    "This is pretty powerful," said Bill Barnier, sales manager at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.- based solution provider Data Partner, who partners with Scale. "They can do power back up, the compute and the storage, all in one box. That's powerful to be able to put all of that in one appliance at the remote edge. That will definitely be something that customers would have interest in, especially those who have a lot of remote sites."

    Hyper-converged specialist Scale Computing has been chosen as an Alliance Partner by APC by Schneider Electric to support its hyper-converged Micro Data Center Xpress solution, which combines a purpose-built infrastructure with a physical management wrapper for hyper-converged architectures. Xpress is a complete and energy-efficient IT solution that is pre-tested, optimized, and able to be rapidly deployed. APC said it creates a reliable and robust environment to leverage the best of on-premises and multi-cloud infrastructures.



  • Scale Teams Up with Unitrends to Drive Channel HC Sales from CRN

    Scale Computing's flagship HC3 hyper-converged platform is getting a shot in the arm with the addition of Unitrends disaster recovery and backup technology for both on-premises and in the cloud.

    "This partnership is really all about the channel and our commitment to showing partners how they can make money," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing, in an interview with CRN.

    "With our partnership with Google and our Cloudy Unity product, Unitrends does that granular backup and recovery on the cloud basis. If you already have Scale and Cloud Unity, you might be thinking, 'I've got applications running in the cloud on part of my Scale deployment, how do I back those up?' Unitrends is a very good solution for that,'" said Ready. "We're giving partners more tools for their tool chest."



  • Scale and Schneider Electric form an Alliance from DataCenterNews Asia

    Scale Computing announced that it has been chosen as an Alliance Partner by APC by Schneider Electric supporting its award-winning hyperconverged Micro Data Centre Xpress solution.

    Designed to simplify physical deployments for Edge environments, the Micro Data Centre Xpress delivers a resilient solution for channel partners, MSPs and end users, as well as meeting the challenges of Big Data and IoT.

    Scale’s portfolio of HC3 hyperconverged solutions combines storage, servers and virtualisation in one system to automate overall management.

    This allows IT to focus on managing applications rather than infrastructure.



  • Dave Hallmen, Chief Revenue Officer at Scale Computing, Recognized as 2018 CRN Channel Chief

    ...CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chief Revenue Officer Dave Hallmen to its exclusive 2018 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.

    The executives on this annual list are part of an elite group drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop—leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue in their organization, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

    Hallmen was selected as a Channel Chief for his leadership in launching the Scale Partner Community, a newly reimagined channel program. The strategic program re-engineers Scale Computing's partner strategy and benefits offered to the channel, allowing Scale Computing to work more closely with partners both in North America and EMEA. Furthering this mission, Scale Computing promoted Scott Mann to North American Director of Channel.

    "The executives on CRN's 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel," said Robert Faletra, executive chairman of The Channel Company. "These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy, and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief's impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes." ....



  • Idaho Farm Bureau chooses Scale HC3

    "Though they have different pressures and market demands, small and midsized insurers aren’t ignoring the rapid digital transformation sweeping the insurance industry.

    Idaho Farm Bureau is in the midst of upgrading the company’s IT infrastructure and core systems, initiatives that are allowing the multiline P&C insurer to glean insight and improve the customer experience using next-generation digital tools like drones, smarthome devices and geographical information systems (GIS).

    CIO Adam Waldron says that the company was looking to set up a hot disaster-recovery site when it contracted with Scale Computing’s HC3 for server, storage and virtualization. Now that Scale is up and running, the company is able to leverage the investment to support advanced digital efforts. Scale integrates with Google Cloud Platform to allow customers to tap into additional storage and running environments at the same time it continues to work on-premise.

    “We were a VMWare shop, but to get the capabilities [and hardware] we needed, it would double our licensing costs,” he says. “What it came down to was scale, rapid expansion [of our server space] when we needed it.”"...



  • @scale

    I was forunate enough to see Scale in action from friend and saw his lab of multiple nodes connected.

    Scale does use KVM, and virt IO that is not secret, everyone can have this tech right now, but hypervisor alone is not enough, reminds me abit of mobile processors and cpus, you can have the best cpu but without decent gpu + uncore + modem, it will be crap, and same can be said for scale they wrap KVM with amazing tech to make it hyper-converged in such easy manner. Those multiple nodes pool resources and you have very easy web GUI to manage VMs and easily move them and clone them and migrate them to other nodes.

    So KVM or ESXi alone does not really cut it in this time and age. And scale magic is mostly in pooling storage in an effortless manner between nodes, and giving you all this in an easy web UI.