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APC by Schneider, Lenovo and Scale Computing join forces to create ‘Easy Does IT’, meeting the demands of edge computing and saving organisations both time and money

The Netherlands and London UK, 8 May 2018 

Scale Computing, the leading provider of hyperconverged solutions, today announced its alliance with APC by Schneider and Lenovo to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged micro datacentre-in-a-box, which will meet the needs of edge computing. The platform which is configured by Copaco will save organisations both time and money by modernising and simplifying their IT infrastructure and is launched in The Netherlands through a campaign called ‘Easy Does IT’.

The joint platform will offer shared virtualisation, compute and storage resources under the control of software intelligence and automation to enable this highly simplified infrastructure solution.

Scale Computing’s hyperconverged software, including virtualisation and sizing expertise, is integrated with APC and Lenovo to provide a rack with power cabling and two switches. Each solution can be tailored and configured to meet the individual needs of a customer, utilising the technology partnership to deliver bespoke solutions.

The technology alliance will deliver a simple, fast, cost effective and resilient solution for channel partners, MSPs and end users that can meet the challenges of edge computing, IoT, virtualisation and big data. Scale Computing’s simplified stack requires no expertise and has no extra virtualisation software to license, saving organisations both time and money. With added pay as you grow flexibility, organisations can start small and grow as and when needed.

In addition, the micro datacentre has built-in redundancy providing business continuity, even in the most remote locations. The solution is packaged up and ready to be deployed, providing a quick, cost efficient and simple IT infrastructure that can support edge computing needs.

Johan Pellicaan, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA from Scale Computing commented, “The ‘Easy Does IT’ initiative has already seen traction, before launch, from customers in The Netherlands who are looking to focus on distributed enterprises and edge computing demands. The alliance brings together the latest developments from leading vendors and combines this into a micro datacentre platform, providing customers with the latest modern technology. We look forward to a successful introduction and roll-out in other countries.”

René Schoone, CEO from Floricultura commented, “The micro-datacentre-in-a box has helped us to dramatically reduce IT costs and improve performance and efficiency. We store vast amounts of data and it’s critical that our multiple sites are able to operate away from the main datacentre. The platform is easy to manage and with ability to scale as we grow, we have the added guarantee that our IT needs will not only be met now but in the future.”

In a joint statement from APC, Lenovo and distribution and assembly partner Copaco, Tom Sluys, General Manager of the Data Center Group (DCG) at Lenovo Benelux said, “We are continuously working to meet the needs of edge computing environments and are pleased to have partnered with Scale Computing to deliver a turnkey appliance that can provide the simplicity, support and flexibility needed. Together this partnership unites the best practices and policies of each vendor, to provide a bespoke solution that can meet edge computing requirements. Our innovative micro datacentre solutions continue to be recognised as industry leading technologies and we are always looking to be able to improve our services to ensure we can meet growing customer demands.”

The Scale Computing ‘Easy Does IT’ micro datacentre in a box solution is available starting at €24,900. For information visit the ‘Easy Does IT‘ website, https://www.easy-does-it.nl.

About Scale Computing

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualisation software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data centre solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

About Floricultura

With $1B in revenues, Floricultura is a market leader in young orchid plants, supplying professional growers worldwide with tens of millions of plants each year for the production of cut flowers and pot plants. Floricultura has over 700 employees and locations in the Netherlands, India, Brazil and the United States where they produce a wide range of orchids for every grower, for every climate zone, and for every kind of consumer. 

About Copaco

Copaco is a distributor in the Benelux and France of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With around 400 employees, the company supplies computers, printers, networks, data storage, mobile telephony, software, industrial and consumer electronics, as well as LED and domotics solutions. In addition, a broad portfolio of services is offered in the areas of servers, storage, mobility, logistic fulfilment and cloud services. For more information: www.copaco.com.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, networking, software (including ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile solutions), smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at http://www.lenovo.com/.

About APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies APC delivers Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses. For more information, go to www.APC.com. APC is a brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~27b euros in FY2017, Schneider Electric helps customers in over 100 countries to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable.