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70 Percent Of Scale Computing Clients Come From VMware: CEO Jeff Ready

Mark Haranas

“When you look at the data from that VMware survey, you see customers validating what we’ve been telling them for ten years, which is, ‘Hey, when you make the move to Scale, it’s going to change your life,’” said Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready.

Scale Computing is a pioneer in edge computing. As a trusted expert, what’s your view of the edge in 2021?

What we’re seeing is that the kinds of technologies, tools and products that we’re bringing to the table are built for this edge computing environment. The edge rose up to meet us. We were doing this stuff before it was sort of called edge.

We do a lot in manufacturing, which stereotypically still does a lot of on-premises compute. They didn’t use data centers to the same extent that most industries did. Certainly, they used some, but a lot of manufacturers have stuff physically in the building like an old server room. We’re seeing that these guys in manufacturing are now not only deploying in those on-prem, server rooms, but they’re deploying infrastructure on the factory floor. And it might be very specialized like just collecting data or running video cameras or just analyzing something.

The tools that we built to run on-premises now apply very well to the edge. So as the edge becomes this new wave -- and I suspect probably a new wave that will be here for a long time for lots of technical reasons, lots of practical reasons -- I envision that the next 20 years of computing is really a hybrid, edge and cloud story. That’s where things are going. You’re going to run applications wherever they make the most sense. Some of those applications will run on-prem, some are going to run in the cloud, some may move back and forth -- and you need the tools that are going to manage all of that, which is what we’re offering.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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