Scale Computing, Parallels Team Up to Lower Costs, Ease VDI for Users
… its larger clients using technology from traditional large vendors including Citrix and VMware Horizon, but that the new offering from Scale will certainly cause them to dive into it further.
“This announcement seems very in line with Scales’ focus on helping SMB customers,” said Hager. “Yes, it is a new interesting option for us and it coming from Scale means we will look at it now.”
Small businesses need good technology as much as larger companies do, he said, but often the big vendors don’t make the right products to serve them, he said.
“That’s where Scale knocks it out of the park,” said Hager. “As Scale gets into more SMBs and more accounts, the more ecosystem partners they build is a good thing for partners and for customers. And whenever they get a new partner to work with their hypervisor, it’s a big deal because it give more options for users.”
This new partnership between Scale and Parallels will allow many small businesses to bring in VDI, he said.
Eric Slack, an IT analyst with Evaluator Group, said that providing more options for channel partners and users is a large benefit of the deal.
“Of course, choice is always a plus,” said Slack. “For existing Scale customers, this gives them a VDI solution, and for Parallels users, it gives them an infrastructure for running their VDI/RAS solution that has the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), including scalability, ease of use and more.”