INDIANAPOLIS - August 3, 2021 - Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing, to its 2021 Top 100 Executives list, specifically ranking among the Top 25 Innovators. This annual list honors the passionate and hard-working technology executives who are supporting, growing, and redefining the IT channel.
Despite a challenging global environment for the past year and a half, Ready led Scale Computing to record sales and profitability in 2020, driven by its edge computing technology platform, OEM, channel partnerships, and the launch of its business resilience offering. With a total software revenue growth rate of over 45%, Scale Computing recorded the best year in the company’s history with key customer wins in healthcare, education, manufacturing, transportation, grocery, and retail. In the first half of 2021, the company also announced strategic partnerships with Parallels RAS, KSG Japan, Ingram Micro India, Itway Hellas, and Softpi and was recently named an edge partner in IBM’s partner ecosystem.
“Innovation drives everything we do at Scale Computing, from our highly available, scalable, and easy to use solutions to the nature of our partner relationships. Ultimately, we seek to leverage innovation to solve customer problems,” said Ready. “No where is that more evident than on the new frontier of edge computing. The edge is not just a small version of a datacenter; it is a unique and challenging environment where new technologies are required to unlock its full potential. We are very proud of the innovations we’ve made in technology, products, and partnerships that have established us as a leader with solutions that unify the edge and the datacenter, for enterprises of all sizes today.”
CRN’s Top 100 Executives list acknowledges the tech visionaries who are blazing new trails within the larger IT space. It honors executives across four sub-categories: the 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators and Top 25 Disruptors, each with its own set of strengths that impact the IT channel.
“New technology trends, such as the shift to remote work, cloud computing, SaaS, and IoT, have forced companies to rapidly adapt to an IT landscape that gets more complex by the day,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “However, with IT executives like those featured on our CRN 2021 Top 100 Executives list leading the charge, those same companies are better equipped to tackle modern IT challenges. These leaders have demonstrated an unceasing commitment to business growth and IT innovation, and I have no doubt they’ll continue to do so as new challenges arise.”
The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2021 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/Top100.
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.