SMB scale-out storage vendor Scale Computing is teaming up with education sector specialist European Electronique to address increasing complexity and levels of data in both school and university environments.
Scale claims it is reacting to a move within the education market to eke out greater savings through server and desktop virtualisation. With schools generating more and more data the firm said it was becoming more important for establishments to think about implementing flexible, centralised storage hubs to address this.
Scale EMEA channel development director Simon Marrion said the firm was hoping to turn European Electronique's heritage in the education market to its advantage; it has accredited status in the UK Government Academy Programme and is an approved supplier for the Department of Educations ICT Services Framework Agreement.
"This is a great opportunity for us to further build our expertise in this sector in the UK," he said.
European Electronique enterprise solutions specialist David Turton, talked up the cost-efficiencies Scale claims it can deliver, saying the availability of its kit would "enable ICT staff to focus on their core responsibilities and projects rather than losing valuable time to system troubleshooting."