Monday, 17th February 2020

IT infrastructure at the edge

Scale Computing HC3 powers world leader in cast solutions with high-performance, reliable IT infrastructure.

Harrison Steel Castings Company, a leader in providing high value cast solutions to diverse markets, has implemented Scale Computing HC3 to power its IT infrastructure with high performance, simplicity and reliability at the edge.

For over 100 years, Harrison Steel Castings Company in Attica, Indiana has been a producer of highly engineered carbon and low/medium alloy steel castings. As a preferred supplier to many of the world’s most prestigious names in agriculture, energy and oil/gas industries, Harrison Steel Castings Company was in need of a modern business solution capable of keeping pace with the advances in technology, while still remaining reliable and simple to manage, with the ability to scale in the future.

Before migrating to Scale Computing, Harrison Steel Castings Company was running clusters on Windows, often causing the hosts to run out of memory or have memory leaks, and as a result, were unreliable. Moreover, it was difficult to scale and grow the IT infrastructure to match the speed at which our business was growing, until they found Scale Computing. Harrison Steel Castings Company turned to Scale Computing’s HC3 platform for server, storage, virtualisation, disaster recovery and edge computing in a single solution.

“When you look at other hyperconverged setups, you can quickly see cost is a huge benefit with Scale Computing. Take the overall cost, plus the time it takes to implement, and you have a winning combination. Our customers rely on us to supply high-quality engineered products, so maximum uptime and reliability are vital to our business,” said Shane Rogers, IT director at Harrison Steel Castings Company. “Previously, our IT infrastructure was frequently running out of memory, failing to function properly and requiring frequent maintenance. With HC3, the system is so simple to operate, it runs on its own. It greatly improves reliability, reduces complexity, and gives us the ability to grow our IT infrastructure.”

With Scale Computing HC3, edge computing, virtualisation, servers, storage and backup/disaster recovery have been brought into a single, easy-to-use platform. All of the components are built in, including the hypervisor, without the need for any third-party components or licensing. The all-in-one Scale Computing HC3 was far less complex than other solutions, greatly simplifying the management and maintenance of its infrastructure. Scale Computing HC3 includes rapid deployment, automated management capabilities, and a single-pane-of-management, helping to streamline and simplify daily tasks, saving time and money.

“Uptime and high availability in IT infrastructure are important for any organisation, and are critical for an organisation like Harrison Steel Castings Company to maintain the supply of state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing products for its customers,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “With Scale Computing HC3, organisations can have the peace of mind of their IT infrastructure running reliably, while still being easy to operate, low-cost and highly reliable.”
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