Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged storage, server and virtualisation solutions for midsized and enterprise companies, today announced its partnership with valued added distributor, CMS Distribution.
Established in 1988, CMS Distribution has a strong track record in bringing emerging technologies to market, by using a range of value added services. This strategic partnership will enable CMS to incorporate Scale’s hyperconverged platform into its wide set of solutions.
CMS offers a range of innovative services, working with large multi-national corporations to independent IT companies, including managed service providers, high street/online retailers and corporate resellers. As part of this partnership CMS will enable Scale Computing to work with a range of new customers across the UK and Ireland helping to expand its presence.
Frank Salmon, CEO and Founder at CMS Distribution commented, “We have recognised a dramatic increase in the number of companies who want to deploy a virtualised environment, who do not have the budget for software licenses or the expertise to deal with a complicated infrastructure. As a leading specialist distributor in Europe, we are constantly looking to expand on the solutions we can offer our customers. By adding hyperconvergence to our portfolio, our customers can now benefit from an on-premises solution that provides the agility, speed and scalability they need.”
Scale Computing’s HC3 platform brings storage, servers, virtualisation and management together in a single, comprehensive system. With no virtualisation software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 products lower out-of-pocket costs and radically simplify the infrastructure needed to keep applications running. This architecture brings simplicity, high availability and scalability together into the data center.
“At Scale we are 100% channel focused and are always looking to work with leading experts to bring our innovative hyperconverged platform to the market. This partnership with CMS Distribution marks a major milestone in our EMEA expansion and comes hot on the heels of our newly announced partner program,” said Johan Pellicaan, Vice President EMEA, at Scale Computing. “Midsize companies look to the channel for advice in finding a solution that fits their requirements and budget. The HC3 platform provides companies with a cost-effective hyperconverged platform that can deliver simplicity, availability and scalability in one single appliance. Having this platform available through CMS vastly increases our reach to midsized and enterprise companies in the UK and Ireland.”
About CMS Distribution
Established in 1988, CMS Distribution is a leading specialist distributor supplying business and consumer technologies.
The company is strictly trade only, selling to B2B and B2C partners, servicing corporate resellers, managed service providers, high street and online retailers. These range from large multi-nationals to smaller, independent IT companies.
CMS Distribution helps IT vendors and channel partners grow their business, by taking emerging technologies to market whilst developing established brands using a range of value added services.
The company employs over 250 people across seven locations in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualisation software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.