Cloud Giant Google and Hyper-converged Infrastructure Company Scale Computing Form Partnership
October 1, 2017
Cloud giant Google and hyper-converged infrastructure company Scale Computing have formed a partnership. Google, whose headquarters are in Mountain View, California, United States, is working with Scale Computing to “sell cloud DR to hyper-converged infrastructure clients”. Together the two companies are targeting medium-sized companies that require data center backup services through the launch of ‘Cloud Unity’.
Scale Computing caters to around 2,500 medium-sized business customers and has headquarters in Indianapolis, United States. The company’s services integrate “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”. Its services also extend to virtualization, disaster recovery, and backup and recovery options. Together the two companies aim to simplify hybrid cloud services for business customers.
Cloud Unity integrates Scale Computing’s HC3 infrastructure with Google Cloud Platform’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, Compute Engine. The solution allows Scale Computing’s customers to back up on-premise systems to Google’s cloud. The system addresses the key concern of smaller companies – not having the resources to manage cloud backups.
“One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption for IT organizations is the inability to move applications to and from the cloud,” explained Scale Computing’s CEO and co-founder Jeff Ready in a press release. “With HC3 Cloud Unity, Google and Scale have laid a massive two-way speedway across the HC3 clusters on-premises and HC3 on Google Cloud Platform. This network means organizations no longer have to use or create different apps for the cloud, they can utilize their apps created for on-prem to run in the Google Cloud, which will be a game changer of end users, channel partners and MSPs globally.”
“Companies still have a lot of legacy applications built with a different set of tools,” added Google Cloud’s Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Adam Massey. “The challenge is finding ways to work in a hybrid environment as you migrate and figure out what to retool and what to just pick up and move. Our work with Scale Computing is making this process easier for companies that haven’t been able to leverage the cloud to its full potential.”