It’s an Edge-Y NUC World

Mark Houtz had the opportunity to attend the first Edge Field Day where he heard from Scale Computing, Avassa Systems, Mako Networks, Opengear, and more. One topic that stood out was the use of Intel NUCs in edge deployments. While Intel has decided to exit the PC business, other vendors like Simply NUC are stepping in to continue the NUC legacy. Read more about Mark’s experiences at Edge Field Day and thoughts about the demise of the NUC.

Edge Computing Architecture Fundamentals

At Edge Field Day 1, companies such as Scale Computing, Mako Networks, Avassa, Zededa, and Opengear presented their solutions for deploying applications to the edge. There has been no universal agreement on what the term “edge” means, but delegates concluded that organizations should consider deploying applications in a location where they can achieve peak optimization. The presenters focused on networking, out-of-band access, compute/storage, provisioning, observability, and orchestration, aspects, but stressed that there is no uniform approach given that the edge varies by context. Read on for Gina Rosenthal’s thoughts on EFD1 and edge computing!

Time to Recalibrate Your Views on Edge Computing

After attending Edge Field Day 1, Ben Young shares his reflections on edge computing and how his views may have changed after speaking with a range of vendors at the event. While his views going into the event were largely confirmed, he also gained new insights, including the concept that edges can be smaller than previously thought, with companies such as Scale Computing providing hyperconverged infrastructure on an Intel NUC. Furthermore, centralised orchestration is critical for scaling, efficiency, and agility, as is enhanced security and compliance in a challenging, often unstable edge environment.

Simplified Edge Deployment With Scale Computing

Following their Edge Field Day presentation, Allyson Klein talked with Scale Computing VP Craig Theriac about his company’s simplified hyperconverged compute solution for edge deployments. Listen in to The Tech Arena and learn about this exciting new offering!

Scale Computing Removes Problems at the Edge

“Scale Computing’s approach of removing the burden of routine tasks and fault remediation from customers is widely liked.” In this article presented by Scale Computing, Alastair Cooke discusses how Scale Computing is solving problems at the edge. Read his full thoughts on the Gestalt IT website, and watch Scale Computing’s full presentation from Edge Field Day on the Tech Field Day YouTube channel.

CXO Insight: Delivering on Edge Infrastructure

Look before you leap…over the Edge! In this article, Enrico Signoretti presents and compares options for Edge (hardware management, optimization, and integration), and mentions ZEDEDA and Scale Computing as viable options. Read his full thoughts on the GigaOm website.

Achieving Dynamic Provisioning and Control at the Edge With Scale Computing

“Organizations that seek an edge infrastructure provider with seasoned experience deploying fleets of equipment across edge environments should seriously consider Scale Computing’s offerings.” In this article presented by Scale Computing, Allyson Klein writes about the success of Scale Computing’s deployment of edge solutions. Read her full thoughts on the Gestalt IT website.

Scaling the Edge With Zero Touch Provisioning and Scale Computing

Brian Chambers has this to say in his latest article on Gestalt IT’s website. “Scale Computing’s Zero Touch Provisioning and Sc//HyperCore solution appear to be great building blocks that organizations can place at the foundation of this new chapter.” Check out his full thoughts on

Autonomous Infrastructure Management With Scale Computing

In this article, Sulagna Saha discusses the AIOps functions built into Scale Computing’s Autonomous Infrastructure Management Engine (AIME) that powers the SC//HyperCore platform. Read her article on Gestalt IT or check out the demo here at

The Scale Computing Edge

Alastair Cooke is thrilled to talk to Scale Computing about their “complete transformation from an HCI provider to small businesses into a provider of edge computing for massive companies,” at the first Edge Field Day this week! Read his thoughts on his website.

Learn More About Edge Computing at the First Edge Field Day Event

Curious about what’s happening at the first Edge Field Day? Stephen Foskett gives us the rundown of who will be presenting at the inaugural event. We have a great lineup with Avassa, Scale Computing, Mako Networks, ZEDEDA, and Opengear. Check out the video on Gestalt IT’s website.

Edge Computing – Reality or Myth?

With all the talk about edge computing lately, including our forthcoming Edge Field Day event, Chris Evans takes a look at the space. Recalling Field Day presentations by Dell and Scale Computing, Chris considers the hardware, software, application, and data requirements for edge deployment. Learn more by reading his article as well as the recent posts by Stephen Foskett at Gestalt IT, and tune in for Edge Field Day in February!

Making Money in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Chris Evans joined us as a delegate at Tech Field Day in 2011, where he saw Nutanix, and in 2019, where he saw Scale Computing. In this post for Architecting IT, Chris analyzes the benefits and advancements of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), looking at Scale Computing’s growth and noting Nutanix’s success. For more of his thoughts, check out this blog!

Scale Computing on the Edge With HE150

Chris Evans has been following Scale Computing since they presented at Storage Field Day all the way back in 2014. At their recent Tech Field Day presentation, they went into detail about their HE150 edge solution, which packs all the power of an HCI node into a single Intel NUC. While diminutive in size, Chris found them to offer an incredibly compelling value package. These are low cost, low power, low footprint solutions that are perfect for a number of edge deployments. But just as key is the software and networking to keep everything running smoothly, something that Scale’s HC3 software makes easy through their GUI or APIs. At $5,000 for a 3-node solution, Chris sees this as a perfect option to meet any any non-data center requirement.

Scale Computing’s Edge-To-Enterprise HCI

The engineers at Scale Computing have been optimizing KVM into smaller and smaller footprints since 2010. Still, their recent presentation at Tech Field Day caused quite a stir, showing off their HC3 hyperconverged solution running on an Intel NUC. Steve McDowell took notice of all the buzz from the storage industry in his Twitter feed. He finds the HC3 fits in well with Scale’s overall focus on HCI. While other competitors in the space have scaled to other use cases, Scale keeps delivering easily managed and deployed solutions whose intrinsic simplicity works to reduce IT OpEx. For Steve, this makes Scale ideally suited to offer compelling edge computing solutions just as the enterprise need is exploding.

Worth Reading: Understanding Scale Computing HC3 Edge Fabric

Ivan Pepelnjak shares a great piece looking at Scale Computing HC3 Edge Fabric, something the company talked about during their recent Tech Field Day presentation. While Ivan doesn’t think its a once size fits all solution, he thinks it makes perfect sense in small environments.

Vendor Briefing: Scale Computing Edge Solution

Alastair Cooke has been watching Scale Computing in the industry for a number of years now, and has seen an impressive evolution in the company. They have been gradually moving from solutions aimed at budget-conscious small businesses to a scalable solution for distributed enterprises. This change has been built on innovative multi-cluster management and scaling down the required minimums for deploying at a site. Their most recent announced was the HC150,, a HCI appliance built on an Intel NUC. Be sure to check out all their Tech Field Day presentation videos for a technical deep dive on all their innovations.

Scale Computing Makes Big Announcement About Small HE150

Scale Computing recently made some big news with some very small edge services. Their HE150 offers a full hyper-converged infrastructure appliance in an Intel NUC package. Dan Frith digs into how they are able to fit so much into a small package in this post. Be sure to check out their full archive of Field Day presentation videos for even more deep dives.

Understanding Scale Computing HC3 Edge Fabric

Edge computing is an exciting area in IT, and at Tech Field Day Scale Computing did a deep dive on their HC3 Edge Fabric. This is designed for smaller edge environments where the need for resiliency also needs to fit into a budget. Ethan Banks digs into how Scale is able to offer a cluster of compute on a single switch.

Edge Computing Is the New Black

Enrico Signoretti clearly see that the edge is increasingly important in IT, allowing for compute and data storage to be placed close to the edge of the network to improve response times. He sees SD-WAN, automation, and edge-designed hardware as the enables of the edge. At Tech Field Day, he heard how Riverbed and Scale Computing is innovating with these enabling technologies.