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IBM and Scale Computing are driving the adoption of edge computing.

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IBM and Scale Computing are driving the adoption of edge computing.

Scale Computing has partnered with IBM to assist organisations in implementing an edge computing strategy.

Together, the companies are focused on enabling businesses to move data and applications effectively and efficiently across hybrid cloud environments, from private data centres to the edge.

More precisely, IBM’s Edge Application Manager will be integrated with Scale Computing’s HC3 Edge Computing solutions.

Scale Computing specialises in delivering on-premises edge computing solutions for applications that are flexible and intelligent in order to address high-availability and resilience requirements.

Scale Computing’s HC3 Edge Computing solutions are designed to provide customers with a self-contained infrastructure capable of running modern containerized applications alongside legacy applications running in virtual machines.

According to the company, this enables users to monitor and manage their fleet of distributed infrastructure and applications centrally throughout their lifecycle, from deployment and maintenance updates to service level monitoring and problem remediation.

IBM Edge Application Manager, an autonomous management solution built on Red Hat OpenShift, enables the secure deployment, continuous operation, and remote management of enterprise AI, analytics, and IoT workloads to deliver real-time analysis and insights at scale.

To demonstrate the growing demand for edge computing solutions, a recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, ‘Why organisations are betting on edge computing: Insights from the edge,’ revealed that 91% of the 1,500 executives surveyed expect their organisations to implement edge computing strategies within the next five years.

Scale Computing is a member of IBM’s partner ecosystem, which includes over 30 equipment manufacturers, networking, information technology, and software providers. Scale Computing’s mission is to implement open-standards-based cloud-native solutions capable of autonomously managing edge applications at scale.

IBM’s partner ecosystem contributes to the growth of hybrid cloud environments by assisting clients in managing and modernising workloads ranging from bare metal to multicloud and everything in between using Red Hat OpenShift, the enterprise Kubernetes platform.

“We see that the periphery of storage and compute has undergone transformational changes on so many fronts over the last 18 months – from employee and customer health and safety to supply chain challenges, shifting product demands, and becoming an increasing target of cyber-attacks,” says Scale Computing CEO and co-founder Jeff Ready.

“We believe that edge computing is critical for many organisations’ future success, and that organisations of all sizes and across all industries can take steps now to simplify the deployment and management of secure and resilient localised compute infrastructure.

“We are excited to partner with IBM Edge Application Manager to help organisations optimise their operations globally with self-healing and automated infrastructure, as well as containerized application management that enables them to grow into the new reality of edge computing.”

“We look forward to collaborating with Scale Computing to help clients deploy, operate, and manage thousands of endpoints across their operations using IBM Edge Application Manager,” says Evarisitus Mainsah, general manager of IBM’s hybrid cloud and edge ecosystem.

“By collaborating, we can assist enterprises in accelerating their digital transformation by acting on insights closer to the source of their data, at the edge.”

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