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Scale Computing Awarded Top Honors at the Midmarket CIO Forum
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 03:42:37 PM
Top Midmarket IT Executives Present Best Midmarket Solution and Most Innovative Midmarket Solution to Scale Computing for HC3

October 31, 2012 -- Scale Computing, the leading provider of seamlessly integrated IT infrastructure for small to medium-sized organizations, today announced it was awarded two top honors at the Midmarket CIO Forum. The votes from the attending IT executives identified Scale Computing as the company with the best solution suited to meet the specific needs of the midmarket. Scale Computing was also voted as having the most innovative new product or solution for the midmarket. The two awards mark second and third-time wins for Scale Computing adding to their win for Best Midmarket Strategy at the Fall 2011 event.

The unique format of the Midmarket CIO Forum is unlike traditional conferences and trade shows by bringing only IT decision-makers who meet specific midmarket criteria together with vendors and analysts who have right-sized solutions and technologies for the midmarket. The group participates in one-to-one meetings, analyst-led sessions, private boardroom presentations, and several peer networking events. This enables the select group of C-level decision-makers to quickly identify relevant technologies, immediately engage in peer-to-peer best practice discussions, and hear about current trends and topics from leading market analysts.

“These awards, voted on and given by IT executives in the midmarket, further strengthen our momentum for HC3 – exactly the market who we built this product for,” said Pat Conte, EVP and GM of Worldwide Field Operations at Scale Computing. “As a midmarket company ourselves, we know and understand the challenges and obstacles these midmarket IT departments are facing. HC3 was built specifically for them – to ease their transition into virtualization with a hyperconverged bundle of servers, storage and virtualization at a price that fits within their budget. HC3 lets the IT department focus on the applications making their business its money, while we take care of the infrastructure.”

Scale Computing has transformed their affordable scale-out storage cluster into a hyperconverged solution that combines servers, storage, and virtualization into the industry’s first product that delivers virtualized infrastructure-as-an-appliance. Launched at VMworld 2012 in late August, HC3 is the easiest, most affordable virtualization system specifically built for the midmarket. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers out of pocket costs by as much as 75 percent and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server. HC3 removes all of the complexity of managing a virtualized environment, eases the challenges of working with multiple vendors, and enables IT departments to actually focus their time on the applications making their companies profitable.

Ideal for first-time virtualizers and small IT departments, a complete 3-node HC3 cluster capable of 15 – 30 virtual workloads starts at under $25,500 and includes all necessary servers, storage and virtualization, along with 24x7 premium support.

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