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February 23, 2016 08:35 ET

Scale Computing, Mellanox Technologies Partner to Provide Reliable Turn-Key Hyper-Converged Solution for Small to Midmarket IT Departments

Joint Solution Featuring All-in-One HC3 Appliance With SX-Series Ethernet Switch System Simplifies Management, Reduces Costs of Deploying Hyperconverged Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN --(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - Scale Computing, the leader in hyperconverged storage, server, and virtualization solutions for mid-sized users, announced today that it is partnering with Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, to provide a future-proofed hyperconverged infrastructure that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.

Scale Computing's HC3 virtualization platform integrates server, storage and virtualization into a single appliance to deliver simplicity, availability and scalability at a fraction of the cost. To fully unleash the potential of HC3, there needs to be a simple, reliable and scalable networking solution to complement the hyper-converged solution deployment. Mellanox products and solutions are uniquely designed to address the virtualized infrastructure challenges, delivering best-in-class and highest performance server and storage connectivity to various demanding markets and applications, combining true hardware-based I/O isolation and network convergence with unmatched scalability and efficiency. Combining HC3 with the Mellanox SX1012 switch provides customers with a truly turn-key infrastructure solution to quickly stand up applications and services. Mellanox SX1012 is a perfect choice as a Top of Rack backplane switch that allows for side-by-side deployment for a high density of ports in a 1U form factor.

"The SX1012 switch, along with NEO cloud network orchestration software, has a rich set of networking and application performance features that excel and enable higher infrastructure efficiency, network programmability and visibility in any data center," said Chloe Ma, Senior Director, Cloud Market Development of Mellanox Technologies. "Working in conjunction with the Scale Computing HC3 virtualization platform, we are well positioned to enable data center applications with unprecedented and predictable performance, true cut-through latency and power efficiency for an industry-best ROI."

By partnering with companies like Mellanox, Scale Computing continues to deliver on its promise of bringing easy-to-use and affordable products to small and midmarket IT departments. Additionally, Scale Computing VARs can expect to offer a high-value, comprehensive solution to their customers with a true single source solution for their virtualization needs.

"We are really excited about our new partnership with Mellanox, the industry leaders in the networking space," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "When we were looking for a networking partner, we really wanted to work with someone that understood how important simplicity, ease of use and bulletproof operation was to us and our customers. When a customer buys the Scale/Mellanox bundle, they get an end-to-end, fully integrated hyperconverged platform and backplane management console in a single interface that is easy to manage with no compromises on performance or functionality."

The HC3 and SC1012 bundled solution is currently available through Scale Computing's channel of reseller partners. For more information or to request a quote, interested parties can call 877-SCALE-59 or email info@scalecomputing.com.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization 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.

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