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Scale Computing releases new edge products for simplified deployment

Written by Tue 11 Jun 2019

IoT edge computing

Practical, compact and affordable infrastructure key to edge success

Hyperconverged infrastructure company Scale Computing has expanded its HC3 family with a new series of compact HCI edge products designed for easy deployment.

An increasing number of organizations, particularly in the retail sector, are in need of infrastructure at the edge of the network, but deployment is a challenge both practically and financially given the high volume of edge sites in companies’ networks and the limited number of IT staff capable of administering infrastructure.

The new HE500 series aims to make high-scale edge deployment and maintenance more practical and affordable by offering a light-weight, cheaper model equipped with self-healing technology that provides near-instant failover and minimal downtime. Because of this self-healing function, Scale is also pitching the HE500 as a cheap option for disaster recovery infrastructure.

Speaking to Techerati, Alan Conboy, office of the CTO at Scale Computing, said the HC3 family can be administered even where there is “little to no IT staff”.

“The overall idea here is that HC3 automates almost everything so that you don’t need to be a VCP, a CCNE, or a SNIA certified storage administrator to stand up or administer an HC3 cluster,” Conboy said. “Rather, any systems generalist (including the kid fresh out of the local community college still waving around his A-Plus certification) can take an HC3 cluster from in the box to running VM’s in roughly 18 minutes with no significant additional training.”

The HE500 series is available now as either a 1U rack-mount or in a tower configuration.

Pricing begins at an MSRP of $5,500 USD per appliance or $16,500 USD for a three-node cluster.

Written by Tue 11 Jun 2019

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