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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.
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On March 30, 2021, HCL Technologies briefed Info-Tech on the roadmap for Connections. For 2021 and 2022, users can expect Connections to have seamless Microsoft 365 integrations, enhanced user experience frameworks, landing pages for user engagement (with tailored notifications and updates), and broader integrations with third-party applications.
On March 24, 2021, Orange briefed Info-Tech on its UCaaS Business Services solution. Orange has positioned its solution to be flexible and adaptable to a range of client use cases. Not only does Orange’s UCaaS offering center within a broad portfolio of solutions (from omnichannel contact center to CPaaS), Orange also offers multi-deployment options, including on-premises, private, hybrid, and public/multi-cloud.
On March 11, 2021, Verizon provided updates to BlueJeans’ product vision and direction for FY2021. BlueJeans experienced dramatic adoption in 2020, particularly for webinars and events, and seeks to offer advanced breakout room features in the future.
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On February 24-25, 2021, Zoho held its annual ZohoDay – a conference aimed at communicating the state of the business and product roadmaps. The event coincided with Zoho’s 25th year as a company, testament to Zoho’s long-term business approach: grow organically, have zero debt, zero external investments, remain cashflow positive, and plow cashflow back into the business and customers.
On February 22, 2021, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) released its Q4 report. While overall global revenues were down on last year’s Q4, ALE’s cloud-based solutions continued to surge. These surges are in part explained by mid- to large-sized organizations beginning significant investments to prepare for a post-pandemic world.
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On December 8, Masergy – a software defined networking services company – briefed Info-Tech on its UCaaS solution. Masergy UCaaS is built on the Cisco collaboration platform, providing a value-added service through Masergy’s SD-WAN solution and Secure Edge Network.