Scale Computing and APC Launch Micro Data Center in a Box Solution for North America

Bob West
September 18, 2018

Scale Computing, a hyper-converged infrastructure vendor and APC by Schneider Electric, a data center power management vendor signed a partnership deal to deliver a Micro Data Center in a Box solution across North America. The Micro Data Center in a Box delivers a fast, cost-effective, and resilient solution for channel partners, MSPs and end users.

“Deploying our Micro Data Center in a Box gives organizations the flexibility to quickly scale capacity and computing power at the edge, while eliminating the complexity of managing separate hypervisors, backup software, and disaster recovery software. This fully integrated solution saves time, money and resources, which will be a game changer for these edge and remote environments, and for those channel partners and MSPs who serve them across the world,” said Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing.

 As per the deal, Scale Computing supplies its HC3 HyperCore software while APC delivers a self-contained and secure enclosure. It uses Schneider Electric’s award-winning Micro Data Center portfolio of infrastructure solutions. John Knorr, VP, global IT channel alliance from Schneider Electric added, “When we partner with organizations like Scale Computing, combining our Micro Data Center solutions with Scale’s HC3 HyperCore software, we deliver on our mission to provide our customers “Certainty in a Connected World.”

The partnership promises that organizations will be in a position to deliver a highly energy efficient IT solution that is pre-tested, optimized, and able to be rapidly deployed. According to Scale Computing, this creates a reliable and robust environment to leverage the best of on-premise and multi-cloud infrastructures.

The Micro Data Center in a Box can be managed by staff with a minimum amount of IT expertise. Also, it doesn’t require any additional infrastructure software. Scale Computing claims that the Micro Data Center in a Box is a highly available, self-managing platform for running applications at the edge.  It has built-in redundancy to provide business continuity, even in remote edge locations.

To make use of its benefits, Benchmark Electronics is looking to deploy Scale Computing and APC Micro Data Center in a Box solutions across its distributed enterprise. Stacy Black, corporate director of global IT infrastructure and operations at Benchmark Electronics commented about the decision saying, “The plug and play devices are easy for staff at any location, regardless of their technical capabilities, to get up and running quickly without having to know how to install, deploy and maintain the infrastructure. The Micro Data Center in a Box will also ensure uniform configuration and installation across company’s edge locations.”



Bob West

Bob West is a tech savvy, digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX) and cryptocurrency. He was a driving force within the original team that built Datacenters.com in 2011. It’s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI and edge computing.

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