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Scale Computing’s HC3 recognized with four awards at Healthcare IT Summit
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 03:37:28 PM

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Scale Computing Recognized as a 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Award Winner.

Scale Computing, developers of hyperconverged solutions that combine servers, storage, and virtualization within a single system, today announced it has won four 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence awards during this year’s event. Hosted by XChange Events, the Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards measure IT decision makers’ perceptions of vendor products and services, presentations, and presence during the conference. Scale Computing won in the following categories: Best Technology Solution, Insurer; Best Emerging Vendor, Provider; Best Emerging Vendor, Insurer; and Best demonstration of ROI, Provider.

“As the need for highly available applications in the healthcare industry, and in the midmarket specifically, continues to escalate, HC3 is an ideal solution to ease the transition into virtualization with a hyperconverged system including of servers, storage and virtualization at a price that fits within a constrained budget,” said Patrick Conte, EVP and GM of Scale Computing. “HC3 provides IT administrators with a superior platform for running applications and ensuring that services continue even in the event of hardware failure, which is critical especially in the healthcare industry.” 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. 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.

Held November 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL, the 2012 Healthcare IT Summit explored the changing face of healthcare IT for both payer and provider communities. The event is the only IT-focused conference that brings together both sides of the industry, providing education and insight on future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.

“The ongoing evolution of technology and the emergence of new government policies are having a dramatic impact on the healthcare industry. By bringing together industry analysts, IT executives and vendors to collaborate and share ideas, the Healthcare IT Summit shines a spotlight on the changing face of Healthcare technology,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, UBM Channel. “The 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards recognize the best of that group and honor the organizations that are driving innovation and delivering valuable IT and business solutions to address the industry’s most pressing issues.”

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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