"When I started Scale Computing six years ago, we looked to answer one fundamental question: if we were to build an IT infrastructure specifically for midsized companies from the ground up, without any preconceived notions of what had to be there, what would it look like?" said Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing during the quick fire session at MES. "Now, six years and nearly 20 technology patents later, we have launched a product called HC3, which is our answer to that question," he continued. HC3 brings together the concepts of server, storage and virtualization into something that analysts call hyper-convergence—three or more HC3 nodes join together to form a single pool of resources onto which IT executives deploy all of their organizations’ applications. Analysts have confirmed that it takes one-tenth the time to set up, deploy and manage HC3 as opposed to traditional infrastructure, and it costs one-fifth of what that traditional infrastructure costs, Ready explained.