INDIANAPOLIS, August 17, 2020 – Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named it a winner in both the Edge Computing category, newly added this year, and the Converged/ HyperConverged Infrastructure category, of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. This is the second consecutive year Scale Computing has been recognized as a CRN ARC Award winner.
One of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the company’s success and efforts in earning high solution provider satisfaction with the products and services it provides to its channel partners.
“We are extremely proud to have been singled out by the thousands of solution providers that participated in this year’s survey and to be identified as a leader in both the Edge Computing and Converged/HyperConverged Infrastructure categories,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “The recognition is a testament to the fact that we are dedicated to our strategic partners, engineering and delivering solutions that enable customers to overcome IT challenges and meet business goals, while also providing fast and generous revenue opportunities for the channel.”
Now in its 35th year, the CRN ARC Awards recognize and celebrate best-in-class vendors that are committed to driving channel growth and that demonstrate outstanding channel performance. It also provides the channel community with candid feedback from solution providers that is essential for revamping vendor product offerings, bolstering partner support programs, and improving partner communications to help foster successful long-term relationships.
The Scale Computing HC3 Edge series brings on-premises edge computing with high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) to remote locations at an affordable entry level cost. All edge models can be deployed quickly, managed locally or remotely, and our patented HyperCoreTM technology helps find and prevent infrastructure problems in real time. Applications are always available, even as hardware problems arise or updates are applied. With the Scale Computing HC3 Edge series, organizations can run applications and process data outside centralized data centers, at the edge of their network, closest to where that data is created and utilized.
Scale Computing has combined servers, storage, and virtualization into a single solution to make IT infrastructure easier for organizations of every size. Whether an organization has one IT administrator or hundreds, Scale Computing’s HC3 hyperconverged infrastructure eliminates complexity, lowers costs, and frees up management time. Using an appliance-based approach to virtualization, Scale Computing’s HC3 infrastructure solution is faster to deploy, easier to manage, and allows organizations to scale seamlessly as they grow.
More than 3,000 solution providers in North America were asked to participate in this year’s ARC Survey to rate their satisfaction with more than 60 vendor partners. Survey participants scored vendors in 24 major product categories, based on their performance across four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services. This invitation-only survey of each vendor’s top channel partners was conducted by The Channel Company’s research team.
"Developing a successful vendor-channel partner relationship is dependent on how well vendors can meet their channel partners’ expectations, and we're thrilled to be able to recognize these vendors who go the extra mile to make sure they are delivering best-in-class products and program offerings to their channel partners," said Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company. "CRN’s Annual Report Card not only offers tremendous insight into channel opinions of their vendor partners, but also provides vendors with actionable feedback that plays a pivotal role in shaping their channel strategy. Congratulations to the award winners and we look forward to honoring them at our XChange 2020 conference this August.”
Winners of the coveted 2020 CRN ARC Awards will be recognized in the ARC Winner’s Circle during The Channel Company’s XChange+ Virtual Experience taking place on August 20th. Additional coverage of the CRN 2020 ARC results can be viewed online at www.crn.com/arc and will be featured in the October 2020 issue of CRN Magazine.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is The Channel Catalyst. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled IT channel experience, we drive innovation and growth across the technology landscape. The IT channel is our sole focus and passion, and we deliver maximum value to technology suppliers, solution providers, and IT professionals every day. To learn more, please visit www.thechannelco.com.
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.