Indianapolis, December 7, 2020 – Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, is recognizing the industry’s smallest and most powerful edge computing appliance, the HE150, powered by Scale Computing’s HC3 Edge software platform, as a winner in the 2020 Product of the Year Awards in the Internet of Things category. The HE150 was also recently announced as the winner in the EDGE INFRASTRUCTURE category for CRN’s 2020 Tech Innovator Award.
For the fifth year of the respected CRN Product of the Year list, products were chosen by surveying solution providers who have real-life experience with the products and technologies, and the expertise of the CRN editorial team. Products and services featured on this list exemplify the IT channel’s top offerings based on technological innovation, financial opportunity and customer demand.
The HE150 appliance, which also won the Customer Demand and Technology subcategories, combines Scale Computing’s self-healing platform for autonomously running applications at the edge, with a small, all-flash, NVMe storage-based compute appliance that delivers all of the simplicity, efficiency, and enterprise-ready virtualization associated with Scale Computing’s HC3 platform. Built specifically for sites that need highly available infrastructure, the HE150 can be deployed almost anywhere, without requiring a rack or server closet. While taking up only the space needed to stack three smartphones, it provides a fully functional, integrated platform for running applications that includes high availability clustering, rolling upgrades and integrated data protection.
“The edge requires a combination of enterprise-grade application reliability, autonomous management and self healing due to the limited IT resources available at the edge, and a form factor that makes sense for the environment. This is a tricky combination, but we have delivered it with the award winning HE150,” commented Scott Loughmiller, Chief Product Officer and co-founder, Scale Computing. “As technology pushes its way into every part of business, the need for edge computing to support an application-driven world is expanding. The HE150 runs applications at maximum uptime where it was not feasible to before due to location and lack of IT resources; use cases include retail, grocery, educational facilities, local government offices, medical offices, ocean going vessels, and manufacturing shop floors - the possibilities are endless.”
The top five finalists are chosen by CRN® editors in each of 24 different product categories. Products are then rated by solution providers using criteria such as Technology (product quality and reliability; richness of product features/functionality; technical innovation; compatibility and ease of integration), Revenue and Profit (demonstrated ability to drive new revenue; resulting profit margins; demonstrated ability to attach services revenue), and Customer Demand (demonstrated ability to meet a market or customer demand; demonstrated ability to create new customer relationships or improve existing ones). This year’s survey received more than 5,000 responses.
“The companies being recognized in CRN’s 2020 Products of the Year Awards set the bar high with innovative solutions that address the constantly evolving demands of the IT market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “This list offers shining examples of industry excellence for channel partners and we commend those who made it this year.”
The 2020 CRN® Products of the Year will be featured in the December issue of CRN® Magazine and published online at www.crn.com/poty.
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.
About The Channel Company
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