The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the manufacturing industry, creating disruptions in production, slow downs and shortages in supply chains, and a desire by employees, including IT teams, to work from home. The changed landscape has forced manufacturing companies to rethink processes and products, and focus on automation, innovation, and reducing cost.
Scale Computing HC3 Edge and IT infrastructure solutions enable manufacturers of all sizes and geographic distributions to optimize operations with self-healing, automated infrastructure for all applications in the business office, on the plant floor, and beyond. Edge computing can connect processes across multiple sites and industrial IoT devices (such as sensors or controllers) within a site, and with a more streamlined process, organizations can drive more efficiency and higher productivity, while cutting costs.
Harrison Steel Castings, a world leader in the production of highly engineered carbon and low/medium alloy steel castings, operates electric arc furnaces and other precision machinery across a 650,000 square foot factory floor. Implementing Scale Computing HC3 Edge solutions has helped the company address the outdated and unreliable systems previously in place that were preventing growth and slowing down business.
Shane Rogers, IT director at Harrison Steel Castings Company, noted, “Previously, our IT infrastructure was frequently running out of memory, failing to function properly and requiring frequent maintenance. With HC3, the system is so simple to operate, it runs on its own. It greatly improves reliability, reduces complexity, and gives us the ability to grow our IT infrastructure.”
Previously, our IT infrastructure was frequently running out of memory, failing to function properly and requiring frequent maintenance. With HC3, the system is so simple to operate, it runs on its own. It greatly improves reliability, reduces complexity, and gives us the ability to grow our IT infrastructure.
Scale Computing is currently offering its HC3 Edge Computing Trial, a no cost 30-day trial program for qualified customers to try the new Scale Computing HE150 edge computing platform. Taking up only the space needed to stack three smartphones, the HE150 appliance also includes high availability clustering, rolling upgrades and integrated data protection. Built specifically for multi-site deployments that need highly available infrastructure on-premises, with remote management, the HE150 can be deployed almost anywhere, without requiring a rack or server closet.
Details of the Edge Trial include:
HC3 self-healing technology that keeps applications running
Simplified deployment and management
Minimal training, with no onsite IT expertise needed
Do more with less hardware costs and fewer resources
Single vendor support experience
Available as a 3+ node cluster or 1 node platform
Qualification criteria required (10+ locations)
The trial offer is only valid in North America, United Kingdom, Benelux, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa
Get hands-on experience with self-healing, right-sized infrastructure that runs critical applications right where they’re needed. If you are managing application infrastructure at more than 10 locations, request a free trial of Scale Computing’s edge computing platform here.