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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.
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.
In June 2023, I decided to remove the password on my primary email account as well as the one used to log-in to all of my devices. Did I wait too long? Am I too optimistic this will work without issue? Are there kinks that still need to be worked out? I recently attended Identiverse 2023 and got a FIDO2 hardware token intending at some point in the future to go passwordless. Why wait though? I was pumped up with all the passkey and passwordless sessions I attended and was eager to try this out and share my experience.
If you’re in the market for a password manager or are interested in secrets management, Bitwarden has a powerful platform for you. This unified platform is delivered via a thoughtful and intuitive UI, which Bitwarden Password Manager users will recognize. Bitwarden ranks as top of the Leader Quadrant in SoftwareReviews under the Password Management category, and the company believes its optimized, wide-range passwordless solution set will address most organizations’ needs.
Next-generation firewalls were smarter than previous firewalls, able to deeply analyze traffic and integrate with complementary security solutions. Today our needs are more complex, however, with a 742% increase in software supply chain attacks over the past three years. Sonatype Nexus Firewall has been paying attention and claims its firewall product is smarter about these attacks.
Have you ever thought of what else you could do to take your security operations center (SOC) to the next level and focus on prevention? Look no further – external attack surface management (EASM) was a popular managed service and topic of discussion at Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) Conference 2023, named after a popular public-key cryptosystem.
Hillstone Networks has positioned itself as a robust and feature-rich provider of not only hardware but also security solutions. With its ZTNA 3.0 release and support for centralized management of IoT assets and incident response, the company embodies a next-generation firewall.
Acronis Offers a Unique Endpoint Protection and Data Recovery Package Tailored for the Small to Medium-Sized Business
Acronis hopes to overtake many competitors in the data recovery and endpoint protection solution space by forging partnerships with many MSSPs and appealing to the SMB market. The company has doubled down by hiring the former CEO of GoDaddy, who is committed to reinvesting in its technology and increasing and improving its product line.
Zoho, a multinational software and web-based business tool provider, has announced the launch of Trident – a hub that brings Zoho’s pre-existing and new unified communications capabilities into a single pane of glass. How will Trident’s addition to Workplace impact customer migrations from Microsoft and Google.
Field Effect Covalence is an EDR/MDR/XDR offering that translates chaos into order.
To revitalize and strengthen business transformation, Avaya has outlined a five-step plan for restructuring its product lines, go-to-market strategy, and balance sheet. This tech note evaluates these five steps, highlighting the main contingencies for each step’s successful rollout.