January 2020 is already behind us but no doubt your plans for IT projects in 2020 are ongoing or just beginning. A decade ago, cloud computing technologies were being positioned as a panacea that might replace most if not all computing in the future. While the cloud has become a big part of global computing services, the speed of digital transformation is exceeding the abilities of networks for on-demand computing where data is being created at the edges of the network.
In IT, we are tasked not just with doing the best with the technology currently available, but also looking ahead three, five, or even more years into the future so that our current strategies align with future technologies. Although our crystal balls are not infallible, some technology trends are coming into greater as we begin this new decade, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing.
IoT is growing quickly from digital enhancements to nearly every part of our businesses and operations from security, heating and cooling, inventory tracking, transportation, and countless other applications. The amount of data we are collecting and using is exceeding the capacity for networks to transmit that data to remote data centers or clouds, process it, and return it quickly enough for efficient operations. This is where edge computing comes in.
Edge computing, while a somewhat recent terminology, has really existed alongside data center computing for decades. We knew it by different names such as remote office/branch office (ROBO) computing and other terms. The key difference between ROBO and what we now know as edge computing is that we are now running critical workloads outside of the four walls of the data center, not just basic file and print services or similar workloads. The need for on-premises computing outside of the data center is not new, but the need is expanding and increasing rapidly with IoT and digital transformation.
Scale Computing has been engineering computing infrastructure platforms for the future based on key principles like simplicity, high availability, ease of use, and affordability for over a decade. Our solutions are being adopted across nearly every industry who have recognized a need for simpler, more easily managed infrastructure to deliver more computing capabilities throughout their organizations without increasing costs or even reducing costs.
A few weeks ago in a blog post, David Paquette described our new HE150 edge computing appliance and the ability of our HC3 software to create an enterprise-ready platform on such a small footprint for edge computing. This was only one of our recent new appliance releases. We’ve also added a new HC5200 appliance with high storage capacity and new 12TB drive options across many of our HC3 appliances.
All of these new options along with our existing HC3 family of appliances offer the variety and flexibility you might need to provide reliable, highly available computing from your data center to the edges of your network. HC3 technology architecture is based on intelligent automation to eliminate the time-consuming and redundant tasks that IT administrators have had to contend with in the past and to build a foundation for more efficient and easier to manage computing into the future as IT demands increase.
Whether your projects include providing basic application and computing services, better and more reliable backup and disaster recovery, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), edge specific computing needs, or simply doing more with less in your upcoming projects, take a look at the Scale Computing HC3 platform. Features like automated storage pooling, one-click automated rolling updated, rapid deployment, mix-and-match scale-out, multi-site management, and more make HC3 an ideal choice for computing for almost any need.
We are confident that you’ll find something you like in our edge computing and data center solutions. Check out some of our many customer success stories to see how our solutions have worked for other organizations like yours. We want to hear from you about the projects you have planned for 2020 and beyond. Let us help. firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-722-5359.