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Scale Computing announces strategic partnership with Alstor SDS

Scale Computing expands EMEA presence into Eastern Europe with first Polish distributor and key hire of Regional Sales Manager DACH & EE, Thorsten Schaefer.

Scale Computing has announced a strategic partnership with value-add distributor (VAD),Alstor SDS. This partnership comes as part of Scale Computing’s continued growth, with products from its HC3 range becoming available to businesses across Poland and its neighbouring countries. Alstor SDS, founded in 1987 and based in Warsaw, provides solutions and advisory services to small and medium resellers across Poland and its neighbouring countries. With over 1000 partners, its storage solutions are deployable in various industries, including manufacturing and finance, as well as in commercial buildings across other verticals.

Scale Computing provides edge computing, virtualisation, servers, storage, and backup/disaster recovery in one complete, easy-to-use platform. Since all of the components are built-in, including the hypervisor, there is no need for third-party components or licensing. Its all-in-one nature simplifies management and maintenance, which helps to streamline tasks, saving time and money. This makes it perfect for industries that require IT infrastructure with high performance and minimal management.

Alstor SDS identified a gap in its portfolio, and began research to fill it with an HCI vendor. After evaluating the market, Alstor SDS partnered with Scale Computing for its offering of edge-ready HCI, with its own virtualisation, in a single platform – something it had not come across before. Alstor SDS will now be reselling Scale Computing products from the HC3 family including HC3 Platform, HC3 Edge, and HC3 Single Node. As a Scale Computing distributor, Alstor SDS will also have access to the Scale Partner Community, which provides partners and distributors with the products, programmes, and services required to address customer infrastructure needs.

Jerzy Adamiak, Storage Systems Consultant at Alstor SDS commented: “Our customers require a solution that is not only enterprise-class but simple to operate, and able to be deployed and managed by small IT teams in remote locations. Scale Computing’s offering is unique with the Polish market – bringing edge computing, virtualisation, servers, storage, and backup/disaster recovery into a single, easy-to-use platform. This new partnership means Alstor SDS will now be perfectly suited to address the challenges of businesses across Poland – we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Scale Computing.”

“Alstor SDS is the perfect partner to help Scale Computing expand across EMEA into Poland,” said Johan Pellicaan, VP and MD EMEA at Scale Computing. “The company offers a comprehensive range of storage solutions to meet customer requirements in the region, and we are confident that our HCI family will provide businesses across Poland with new and exciting opportunities to improve their IT infrastructure and encourage further innovation. Alstor SDS will also join our Scale Partner Community, and we look forward to working closely together to help grow each of our businesses alongside each other.”

Scale Computing’s continued expansion across EMEA is matched with new hire, Thorsten Schaefer, Regional Sales Manager DACH & EE. Schaefer has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry and joined Scale Computing from StorMagic this June.

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