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Scale Computing Brings Ease of Use, Improved Efficiency and Rapid Disaster Recovery to the Manufacturing Sector in the US and UK

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced continued momentum making IT professionals in the manufacturing vertical successful. Scale Computing’s HC3 platform provides the flexibility, ease of use and scalability that many customers in this industry require to create robust and efficient working environments. Insight Lighting, M&H Plastics and Penlon faced IT challenges including the need to improve the availability of critical workloads, rapidly scale their infrastructure and enhance disaster recovery capabilities.

Insight Lighting, based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, was struggling with an outdated SAN and had experienced problems with its VMware licensing. After assessing several solutions, the company selected Scale Computing’s HC3 platform to support all of their server needs. Today, Scale Computing’s platform supports a SQL server for their ERP software, multiple licensing applications as well as file servers and domain controllers.

Tracy Burton, network administrator, Insight Lighting, commented: “The best thing about Scale Computing is its simplicity. I used a VMware solution for the past 5 years and never really felt like I had a grip on how to fully use it. I've had Scale Computing in place for less than 6 months and am already extremely confident in its capabilities.”

M&H Plastics, based in Winchester, VA, selected Scale Computing’s HC3 solution to create a virtualized IT environment without the complexity associated with more traditional solutions and to reduce not only IT operating costs, but also time spent managing infrastructure.

Stuart Twitchett, IT manager, M&H Plastics, commented: “We are still quite new to our HC3 implementation, but already we have seen the benefits in terms of the ease and rapid deployment of systems. Since deploying HC3, we have been able to halve time spent on IT system management and maintenance and cut time spent recovering from a hardware failure from as much as 24 hours to less than 10 minutes.”

Penlon, a leading medical device manufacturing company, based in Abingdon, UK also selected Scale Computing’s HC3 platform to achieve business continuity and simplified management. Tony Serratore, head of IT at Penlon, commented, “The Scale Computing solution fits perfectly with our IT roadmap as we can add capacity as and when needed. We don’t need to over provision and can simply expand our environment on demand. In addition, Scale Computing has enabled us to significantly reduce our RPO and RTO.”

HC3 combines virtualization, servers, storage, and backup/disaster recovery into a single solution. All of the components are built together into the solution, including the hypervisor, without the need for any third party components or licensing. Every component has been designed for a highly available, self-healing, highly efficient virtualization infrastructure that is easy to manage locally or remotely.

“Rather than treat storage, servers, virtualization and management as different silos, these installations demonstrate the successful way in which HC3 combines them in a comprehensive system and automates overall management,” concludes Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “IT administrators spend less time managing infrastructure and more time on other strategic projects. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers costs and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep mission critical manufacturing applications running.”

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.