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Scale Computing and Mustek announce partnership to bring HCI and edge computing solutions to market in South Africa

Midrand, ZA – June 18, 2020 – Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Mustek, one of the largest assemblers and distributors of personal computers and complementary ICT products in South Africa. The agreement will enable Mustek to provide Scale Computing’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) series, including the HC3, to partners throughout South Africa. Scale Computing are currently Mustek’s only HCI vendor and are well placed to service Mustek’s needs throughout South Africa with its local presence, and the expertise of Regional Sales Manager MEA at Scale Computing, Jaco Delport.

Established in 1987, Mustek is a technology reseller to SMEs, large corporates, and complex enterprises across many verticals, from telecommunications to public sector, in South Africa. Built to satisfy the growing need for information technology solutions in the South African market, Mustek expertly supports a passionate customer base of resellers, who in turn supply products that Mustek assembles and distributes to all parts of the consumer, business, and public sector market, including the retail industry. With 100% commitment to customer satisfaction, Mustek will work with its dealers to take advantage of Scale Computing’s edge computing, virtualisation, servers, storage, and backup/disaster recovery solutions in one complete, easy-to-use platform.

With all components built-in, including the hypervisor, Scale Computing’s HC3 customers have no need for third-party components or licensing. This all-in-one configuration simplifies management and maintenance, which helps to streamline tasks, saving time and money. This makes the technology ideal for industries that require IT infrastructure with high performance and minimal management, especially during the current uncertain circumstances around COVID-19.

The partnership will enable businesses in South Africa to build affordable, high performance HCI and edge solutions where existing technologies were previously too complex to deploy and manage.

“We are very excited to be working with Mustek, who have a long and proven reputation as one of the easiest and most professional distributors for South African resellers to do business with,” said Johan Pellicaan, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA at Scale Computing. “Their team has an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, and adherence to the highest quality standards and benchmarks, that will bring our HCI technology to market and meet demand in the channel for affordable, deployable solutions for businesses looking to innovate at the edge.”

“We are honoured to introduce Scale Computing as not only one of our latest brands, but as our sole supplier of HCI,” commented Marina Lancaster, Enterprise Product Manager at Mustek. “We expect to see a high volume of demand for HCI and edge solutions from our channel partners, as their customers across various verticals look to digitalise and modernise amidst the current climate.”

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Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.

About Mustek
Mustek combines the best of local assembly capabilities with the multinational product portfolio by affording its customers a choice of the renowned Mecer brand of computing equipment and a broad range of top-tier ICT brands which address every level of the technology stack.

This strategy enables Mustek to offer its customers a perfect match for their technology needs, whether driven by configuration and customisation requirements (as is the case with the Mecer brand), or through tried and trusted best industry practices and competitive pricing (as is the case with the multinational brands which Mustek distributes).

Mustek’s position in the South African market has been built on an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, the development of some of the most sought-after relationships in the international ICT market, adherence to the most stringent international quality standards and benchmarks, and a staffing policy that sees it retaining staff that are trained and accredited to the highest possible level.

All of this culminates in Mustek being one of the easiest and most professional distributors for South African resellers to do business with.