Scale Computing, an Indianapolis-based hyperconverged storage, server and virtualizations provider, is expanding its Toronto office, citing record growth, to support increasing demand for its HC3 virtualization platform, which is pitched mainly at mid-sized users.
Scale integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one scalable appliance based system, which is self-healing and manageable through a console.
As far data centre solutions go, Scale reduces operational complexity as well as cost, while insulating the user from disk and server failures.
“In just the past year, Canadian IT insiders have witnessed a dramatic change in the market as hyperconvergence in general became more and more validated, and Scale Computing in particular has gained credibility and recognition for our focus on mid-sized users,” said Scale Computing CEO and Co-founder Jeff Ready. “On the basis of pure percentages, our sales in Canada are growing faster than in the U.S. and EMEA, so it’s vital that we build a strong team and partnerships here. The majority of businesses in Canada employ fewer than 1000 employees, and these are the ideal environments for our HC3 platform.”
To that end, Scale Computing has hired Kevin Greenwood to be Senior Director of Global Channel Sales and Christopher Angell as solutions engineer, joining the Toronto team led by Scott Mann, who has led efforts in Canada around business development and client management in the software, data security, virtualization, and cloud computing segments for nearly a decade.
Angell was most recently group IT manager at Sudbury-based TESC Management, a construction services company for global mining, energy, oil and gas industry companies.
Angell was familiar with Scale, having installed its HC3 platform for TESC Management’s back-end infrastructure.
The appeal to mid-sized companies lies in the product’s affordability and the fact that there’s no virtualization software to license or external storage to buy.
Scale has relationships with regional value-added resellers, solution providers and direct market resellers, who in turn serve customers like CDW Canada, Softchoice, and Insight Canada, who are attracted by the price point and reliability of hyperconverged solutions that Scale provides.
Scale raised an $18 million U.S. fundraising round in July, led by ABS Capital of Baltimore.