Vision Solutions joins Scale Computing's technology alliance partner program

Published: March 12, 2013

New Alliance will enhance functionality of the HC3(TM) hyperconverged platform with remote failover and decreased downtime of physical to virtual migrations

INDIANAPOLIS - Scale Computing, developers of HC3(TM), 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 Vision Solutions, a leading provider of information availability software and services. The alliance provides Scale's Platinum reseller partners worldwide access to Vision Solutions' enterprise-class live P2V migration technology and its continuous data protection products.

"HC3 makes it much easier for midsize companies to deploy virtualization," said Ron Gabin, director of channels from Vision Solutions. "And, these HC3 customers needing to live migrate physical servers and augment high-availability features can now easily leverage the continuous data protection solutions we provide. Working with Scale Computing, we ensure that the move to a virtualized environment is not only a positive experience, but a simple and painless one for midmarket businesses."

Double-Take Move(R) from Vision Solutions allows users to migrate physical and virtual workloads with real-time replication from a single, intuitive user console. Double-Take Move can migrate an entire physical system, from simple file serves to custom application servers and domain controllers, while they are running. This virtually eliminates downtime from the migration process. IT managers can now migrate during the week while users are active. HC3 customers who need to migrate old physical machines to new HC3 systems without downtime will find Double-Take Move extremely useful.

Double-Take Availability(R) offers affordable data protection, provides fault tolerance, and enables immediate recovery from any system outage at the push of a button through a unified console. Continuous replication between HC3 systems dispersed over any distance ensures customers always have access to a current copy of their data, applications and operating system. As a best practice, deploying continuous data protection with automatic failover in mission critical environments using Double-Take Availability will ensure HC3 customers always have access to critical data.

"High availability is a cornerstone of the HC3 feature set and we are pleased to enhance that functionality into continuous data protection, low downtime migrations, and remote failover through our alliance with Vision Solutions," said Patrick Conte, EVP and GM of Worldwide Field Operations for Scale Computing. "We are currently building an ecosystem of top application providers that our VARs and customers can trust for quality, value-added features that are elegantly designed, simple to use and easy to purchase."

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, HC3lowers 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. 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(TM) [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(TM). 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.

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the premiere provider of cloud replication and recovery, high availability and disaster recovery, and migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for Windows, Linux, IBM i, AIX and Cloud Computing markets. Vision Solutions' Double-Take(R), MIMIX(R) and iTERA(TM) solutions offerings allow organizations worldwide from SMB to enterprise affordably and efficiently protect their data, systems and applications with the brands they have trusted for over 22 years. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter @VSI_DoubleTake, @VSI_Power or call 1-800-957-4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801-799-0300.

SOURCE: Scale Computing

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