The new program is basically a change in the pricing structure that moves software costs into a subscription-based OpEx model, which Scale partners with an MSP practice can use to increase their profitability.
Scale’s new HEAT technology brings flash into hybrid tiering, with all the performance benefits of using flash for a tier rather than just a cache. The challenge here was not introducing flash, but doing so in a way that would not increase complexity, and would be cost-effective for SMBs.
Scale, which is distinct among the hyperconverged vendors with its SMB focus, is not new to Canada, but they have added new staff and resources here, and developed new relationships with key DMRs to take their Canadian business to the next level.
While building a strong SMB-focused channel to sell hyperconverged is more challenging than a channel selling to larger customers, Scale is counting on the simplicity of its solution to even the odds for its partners, who are the company’s entire sales force.