NEC, Scale Computing Partner Around Hyperconverged Infrastructure
NEC Corporation of America and NEC Enterprise Solutions announced the new NEC HCI platform on Tuesday. NEC HCI targets small small-to-medium sized businesses that struggle to add capacity to their existing infrastructure. The offering incorporates the NEC D120h high-density server, which allows up to four individual server nodes, and Scale Computing’s HC3 “self-healing” virtualization platform.
NEC executives say the end result is a single, easy-to-use, easily scaled and cost-effective appliance for deployment.
“As the HCI market continues to expand significantly, we wanted to offer a competitive solution that provides value to our partners and customers,” said Ram Menghani, senior vice president of NEC Enterprise Communications Technologies. “Due to Scale Computing’s knowledge and current success in the HCI market, NEC is proud to partner with them to provide a competitive HCI solution that complements our existing technology offerings.”
The offering has pre-installed software that enables quick deployment and lacks third-party costs and licensing fees.
Introducing NEC HCI, powered by @ScaleComputing‘s HC3 software.
— Scale Computing (@ScaleComputing) April 30, 2019
Customers can access the new solution through NEC channel partners some time before the end of the second NEC Corporation of America and NEC Enterprise Solutions serve the North American and EMEA markets, respectively.
“We’re excited about this partnership and the launch of NEC HCI in North America and EMEA,” said Dan Pierce, vice president of strategic sales for Scale Computing. “NEC Hyperconverged Infrastructure, powered by Scale HC3 software, is the ideal solution for customers requiring ease-of-use and high availability with a low TCO.”
A recent Evaluator Group survey found that 79% of enterprise are expanding their hyperconverged infrastructure use.
“We felt it has reached a tipping point in the enterprise. That doesn’t mean they are sweeping the floor and replacing systems. Nobody does that anymore,” said Eric Slack, who helped conduct the study. “… Now for the majority of people we talked to, they said ‘yes, we would essentially use this for anything,’ because it is easier to use.”