|By Business Wire||
|February 12, 2013 09:32 AM EST||
Scale Computing, developers of HC3, the industry’s leading hyperconverged solution built for midmarket companies that seamlessly combines servers, storage and virtualization into a single system, today announced an alliance with StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a premier software company focused on backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions. StorageCraft® joins Scale Computing’s growing alliance program as a Technology Alliance Partner and becomes one of the newest application providers in Scale Computing’s HC3 ecosystem.
“StorageCraft shares our vision of providing products that are not only easy to use and manage, but that provide real value to IT administrators at midsize companies,” said Patrick Conte, EVP and GM of Worldwide Field Operations for Scale Computing. “As we continue to build and expand HC3 ecosystem of top application providers that our VARs and customers can trust, StorageCraft’s solutions fulfill a high demand by HC3 customers to migrate physical machines to virtual ones not only with minimal downtime, but also extreme simplicity.”
StorageCraft ShadowProtect® IT Edition provides an easy to use solution for physical to virtual migration – an ideal companion product to HC3. The simple and flexible architecture of ShadowProtect IT Edition aligns with the deployment of the HC3 cluster, providing minimal downtime to migrate data from older physical machines to new virtual machines provisioned on HC3.
An immediate benefit of the Scale Computing and StorageCraft partnership is that StorageCraft will give Scale Computing partners a 30 percent discount on a two-week subscription of ShadowProtect IT Edition, delivering a migration tool supporting an unlimited number of physical to virtual migrations of Windows* systems during the subscription period. Scale Computing will provide its partners with a discount code to enable quick and easy purchase of a ShadowProtect IT Edition subscription via the StorageCraft web store.
“HC3 is opening an entirely new market of midsize companies who couldn’t afford the costs and complexities of traditional virtualization deployment,” said Curt James, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at StorageCraft. “More and more SMBs are moving to virtualization through the opportunity Scale Computing provides with HC3. By adding StorageCraft ShadowProtect IT Edition to the mix, it’s easy to tackle P2V migrations, and there’s no limit to the number of systems you can migrate during the subscription period.
Scale Computing has transformed their affordable scale-out storage cluster into a hyperconverged solution that combines servers, storage, and virtualization into the industry’s first product that delivers virtualized infrastructure-as-an-appliance. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers out of pocket costs by as much as 75 percent and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server. HC3 removes all of the complexity of managing a virtualized environment, eases the challenges of working with multiple vendors, and enables IT departments to actually focus their time on the applications making their companies profitable.
Ideal for first-time virtualizers and small IT departments, a complete 3-node HC3 cluster capable of 15 – 30 virtual workloads starts at under $25,500 and includes all necessary servers, storage and virtualization, along with 24x7 premium support. StorageCraft is now offering ShadowProtect IT Edition at an exclusive discounted MSRP to Scale Computing customers upon the purchase of HC3, effective today through December 31, 2013. To learn more about Scale Computing, visit www.scalecomputing.com or call 877-SCALE-59.
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing develops scale-out clustered IT infrastructure products for small to medium-sized organizations based on its patented ICOS™ [Intelligent Clustered Operating System] technology. Since launching its initial scale-out storage solution in 2009, Scale has grown to over 1,000 deployments. Scale is currently expanding its footprint throughout the datacenter with what analysts are calling the industry’s first hyper-converged architecture, HC3. Scale’s HC3 seamlessly integrates storage, servers and virtualization into a scalable, turnkey infrastructure that’s as easy to manage as a single server. Designed specifically for IT generalists, HC3 is ideal for those who have not yet adopted virtualization due to cost and complexity, enabling them to run highly available applications. For additional info, visit www.scalecomputing.com.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.
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