NEC Launches New Easy-to-Deploy, Highly Efficient Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution
NEC Corporation of America and NEC Enterprise Solutions (EMEA), today announced a new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution powered by Scale Computing’s HC3 software. The new platform, NEC HCI, provides a complete virtualized solution in a single appliance, designed for rapid deployment, ease-of-use, seamless scaling, high performance and cost effectiveness.
“As the HCI market continues to expand significantly, we wanted to offer a competitive solution that provides value to our partners and customers,” said Ram Menghani, Senior Vice President, NEC Enterprise Communications Technologies, Inc. “Due to Scale Computing’s knowledge and current success in the HCI market, NEC is proud to partner with them to provide a competitive HCI solution that complements our existing technology offerings.”
“We’re excited about this partnership and the launch of NEC HCI in North America and EMEA,” said Dan Pierce, Vice President of Strategic Sales, Scale Computing. “NEC Hyperconverged Infrastructure, powered by Scale HC3 software, is the ideal solution for customers requiring ease-of-use and high availability with a low TCO.”
Scalability and Availability
NEC HCI is ideal for small-to-medium sized enterprises and remote or branch offices that must support mission critical applications. By using NEC’s D120h high-density server, the platform has the capability of hosting four individual server nodes. This results in a smaller datacenter footprint, meaning greater efficiency and reduced infrastructure costs.
One of the most challenging tasks for IT can be adding capacity to existing infrastructure. With NEC HCI, new appliances can be added into a running cluster seamlessly and within minutes. To scale out resources as needed, different models and capacities can be used together in various combinations. Appliances are also pre-configured with three levels of configurations to meet specific workloads–base, mid-range and power–but can be customized if pre-packed models don’t meet the needs of a customer.
Simplicity and Virtualization
NEC’s HCI is designed to provide operational simplicity through highly intelligent automation and architecture. Since the software is pre-installed, the customer can simply add networking information to deploy rapidly, supporting NEC’s commitment to excellent customer experience. Additionally, the platform includes the hypervisor with no additional third-party costs or licensing fees, giving customers the ability to lower overall IT management and costs.
NEC’s HCI solution, powered by Scale Computing, will be available within calendar Q2 through NEC’s channel partners. For more information about the new solution, visit www.necam.com/hci.
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues.
NEC Enterprise Solutions provides IT & Communication solutions to small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors. Designed for open connectivity, high availability and flexible growth, our innovative solutions incorporate the latest voice, data and video technologies and enable real-time, collaborative working, increased productivity and customer satisfaction. Our servers, storage solutions, software and virtualized workstations enable businesses to maximize operational efficiency, performance and profitability. NEC Enterprise Solutions serves its customers across EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) through a network of direct sales organizations, business partners and value-added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.nec-enterprise.com.
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. www.scalecomputing.com.
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