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Scale Computing Aims for the Small Business Market and Sees Exceptional Growth

Scale Computing, founded in 2007, focuses on the small- and medium-sized business market and has driven growth of 50 percent year over year since 2014, according to Alan Conboy of the office of the CTO.

When asked about Scale’s growth, Conboy told Info-Tech in an exclusive briefing that he felt comfortable stating a 50 percent year-over-year growth since 2014, but felt that number was conservative. Conboy noted that the development of their own solution rather than building off someone else’s hypervisor was a major part of this success.

Our Take

The Scale Hyperconverged Infrastructure would seem to fill a niche that the larger players are leaving largely untouched. Smaller businesses need solutions that are as robust and practical as the larger ones, but those are often priced out of reach for smaller businesses.

With Scale’s solutions, deep-specific expertise is not needed for their platform. This lowers complexity for small IT teams.

Perhaps Scale’s approach is the one needed to address the hole left by the likes of Nutanix and HPE SimpliVity.

How long will it be before the larger vendors take notice of the market available to them in the small and medium business arena?

One thing is certain, though, being the first to concentrate on this space will garner brand loyalty, and as those small companies grow, so will Scale.