Scale Computing has introduced a new range of appliances focused on the edge computing infrastructure. The new HE500 Series is part of the HC3 range, offering an easily manageable and self-healing high availability solution. According to the company, the appliances are particularly suitable for implementations in SMEs and at various, multiple external locations of companies in, for example, the healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries.

Edge computing involves a physical IT infrastructure that is set up outside the walls of the data centre. This allows organisations to use storage and computing capacity at any desired location. This requires minimal hardware. The infrastructure at the edge of the network is used to collect, process and reduce huge amounts of data. The data can then be moved to a central data centre or to the cloud.

Scale Computing now offers the HE500 series for this purpose. The series contains Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) which, according to the company itself, contains the ideal form factor, capacity and functionality to be used in remote locations. The HCI appliances complement the edge computing capabilities with disaster recovery. All devices can be managed locally and remotely, and include self-healing technology for near-instant failover. This technology also reduces downtime to a minimum.

Availability

Scale Computing offered all the HC1000 and HC5000 appliances. The HE500 appliances are lighter versions of these devices, but still offer maximum HCI functionality. The series consists of five models, all of which come with the ready-installed HC3 HyperCore software. The software provides an intelligent and automated layer of user-friendly functions. It also provides the performance required by today’s edge computing requirements.

The HE500 Series is available as a 1U rack solution or as a tower configuration. All devices are delivered with regular hard disks or as an all flash or hybrid storage solution. The model has a RAM capacity of 32 GB or 64 GB. Organizations can also choose between 1GbE or 10GbE SFP+ network interfaces and three processor options.

The devices are available immediately with a suggested retail price of 4,900 euros or more. The recommended price for a complete cluster with three nodes is 14,700 euros.

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