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Powered by Scale Computing, NEC Launches New HCI ‘Data Center in a Box’

Data centers are essential to modern businesses, but they can be time-consuming to manage and difficult to scale in line with operational requirements. New on-premise, virtual and cloud components are often added in an ad hoc way with the aim of improving efficiency and keeping costs down.

This approach can have the opposite effect, leading to pools of isolated technology, spiraling licensing, management and maintenance costs and an inability to deploy at speed. No wonder businesses of all sizes are taking a closer look at hyperconverged infrastructure or HCI as an alternative.

Newly launched NEC HCI, powered by Scale Computing HC3 software, is one such option. It combines storage, computing, and networking in an easy-to-deploy and highly efficient integrated system. This solves one of the biggest headaches for data center managers, helping them to transform and simplify data and storage management by replacing their fragmented infrastructure with a single, low-TCO solution.

NEC is a global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader that has been in operation for nearly 120 years. NEC has a global reach and has expertise founded on business operations in over 160 countries. Adopting Scale Computing HC3 in the newly launched NEC HCI is a part of NEC’s commitment to bringing together and integrating its technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow.

With groundbreaking products such as this hitting the market during 2019, it’s no surprise that the HCI sector continues to enjoy significant expansion. Indeed, Gartner claims it is currently experiencing a 45 percent annual growth rate. Scale Computing was recently named a “Notable Vendor” in Gartner’s Midmarket HCI Magic Quadrant, solidifying its success and giving credence to its HCI sector knowledge and expertise — a sentiment echoed by NEC in its choice of Scale Computing as a technology partner for its new HCI offering.  

NEC HCI comes pre-configured and pre-installed from the factory for easy integration into the current data center environment. There are no additional third-party costs or licensing fees, making it ideal for customers requiring ease of use and high availability. NEC HCI will be available within calendar Q2 through NEC’s channel partners. For more information visit: www.necam.com/hci