Jeff Ready, Co-founder and CEO
In today’s technology-driven business world, downtime due to hardware or software failure can be detrimental to business prospects. Especially those firms with minimal IT staff, such as a quick-service restaurant or a manufacturer, managing the operations, inventory, and security cameras can be daunting. Businesses demand an IT management solution that is automated and flexible. More importantly, they look for a solution that brings self-healing capability to the infrastructure and the edge devices for maximum performance. Scale Computing is a company that brings sea changes to IT management through its solution stack driven by automation and self-healing. The company’s edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions can be implemented in diverse environments. Deployed in a data center, the solutions help IT professionals improve their efficiency. And when used in environments such as a retail store, the solutions maximize the infrastructure uptime, helping the store personnel to deliver better customer experience. Deploying applications in this manner is what is called edge computing.
Organizations often spend too much time and resources diagnosing and rectifying IT problems. Regardless of software or hardware issues, the IT help desk in an organization struggles to solve them immediately. Many times, the issue becomes complicated as many applications are run on a single server. “Our solution stack can take decisions that are expected of IT personnel, fixing the issues before they arise,” says Jeff Ready, co-founder and CEO of Scale Computing. “And, in case a problem demands human involvement, it guides the IT person toward the problem areas, thereby, reducing the maintenance time significantly.”
Scale Computing offers a pre-configured appliance, a combination of hardware and software that can be deployed within minutes and can be used almost instantly.
Our solution stack can take decisions that are expected of IT personnel, fixing the issues before they arise
The appliance hosts clients’ onsite applications, such as the inventory monitoring system, POS, video cameras, and more. So clients need not spend on storage, servers, or virtualization software. Built-in disaster recovery helps in tackling site-to-site failure using the cloud or failover techniques in a data center environment.
Scale Computing’s offerings can be run on a wide range of infrastructure: from traditional servers to one unit data centers through tiny edge devices. Unlike the traditional solutions that generate a lot of heat and consume enormous power, the company’s solution stack runs without any noise or excessive power usage, “so a coffee shop doesn’t sound like a data center.”
With such value, Scale Computing has earned huge clientele from diverse industries. For instance, Jerry’s Foods, a national grocery store chain, has implemented Scale Computing’s solution stack to power its IT infrastructure for in-store edge computing. Post-implementation, Jerry’s Foods has reported major improvements in secure disaster recovery, time spent on managing its IT infrastructure, and cost savings for its 50 national retail, grocery, liquor and hardware store locations. “I was blown away by the simplicity and functionality of Scale Computing HE150, which works extremely well,” said Jeff Miller, director of IT at Jerry’s Foods.
Over the years, Scale Computing’s offerings have been shaped by the feedback of its clients. As an example, the company has assisted the US post office department in managing their infrastructure where the security camera network is kept separate from the rest of the department’s network for greater security and control. The company continues to provide innovation across all the IT infrastructure encompassing servers, storage, network, and virtualization, bundling these technologies and wrapping them up with self-healing and automation capabilities.
Recently, Scale Computing has introduced a new edge computing solution, HE150, that delivers all of the simplicity, efficiency, and enterprise-ready virtualization associated with Scale Computing’s HC3 platform. The solution can be used in a wide range of infrastructures in multiple sites. This helps clients manage multiple locations at low cost while reducing downtime.