Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends


  • Banned

    In an approach that I had even mentioned has finally been completed. Scale has partnered with Unitrends to offer a turn-key Hyper-converged platform and backup solution.



  • That was in the Scale news thread a while ago.


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    @scottalanmiller said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    That was in the Scale news thread a while ago.

    oh. . . ha I guess I missed it.



  • A Unitrends representative was quoted as saying "This is really an unbelievable, once in a lifetime opportunity. I'd like to emphasize that we've never offered a deal like this to anyone else, ever, in the history of time. If Scale doesn't sign up by the end of Q1, prices for this deal will go up at least 30%. And I can guarantee you'll never get a better offer than this one."

    Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing responded "While I'm attracted by the offer, I'm not sure I'm ready to sign just yet. I'm always a little hesitant of long-term vendor lock in, y'know?"

    The Unitrends rep quickly fired back "Sure, sure. Hey, let me check with my manager and see if there's any wiggle room on that pricing -- I'm really sticking my neck out for you on this one, but I might be able to work some magic."

    Sources indicated that Scale Computing will be required to trade in their old 823 appliance as part of this deal, although Unitrends Support could not be reached in a timely manner for confirmation.



  • @crustachio said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    A Unitrends representative was quoted as saying "This is really an unbelievable, once in a lifetime opportunity. I'd like to emphasize that we've never offered a deal like this to anyone else, ever, in the history of time. If Scale doesn't sign up by the end of Q1, prices for this deal will go up at least 30%. And I can guarantee you'll never get a better offer than this one."

    Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing responded "While I'm attracted by the offer, I'm not sure I'm ready to sign just yet. I'm always a little hesitant of long-term vendor lock in, y'know?"

    The Unitrends rep quickly fired back "Sure, sure. Hey, let me check with my manager and see if there's any wiggle room on that pricing -- I'm really sticking my neck out for you on this one, but I might be able to work some magic."

    Sources indicated that Scale Computing will be required to trade in their old 823 appliance as part of this deal, although Unitrends Support could not be reached in a timely manner for confirmation.

    Does no one realize how brilliant this response was?



  • @irj said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    @crustachio said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    A Unitrends representative was quoted as saying "This is really an unbelievable, once in a lifetime opportunity. I'd like to emphasize that we've never offered a deal like this to anyone else, ever, in the history of time. If Scale doesn't sign up by the end of Q1, prices for this deal will go up at least 30%. And I can guarantee you'll never get a better offer than this one."

    Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing responded "While I'm attracted by the offer, I'm not sure I'm ready to sign just yet. I'm always a little hesitant of long-term vendor lock in, y'know?"

    The Unitrends rep quickly fired back "Sure, sure. Hey, let me check with my manager and see if there's any wiggle room on that pricing -- I'm really sticking my neck out for you on this one, but I might be able to work some magic."

    Sources indicated that Scale Computing will be required to trade in their old 823 appliance as part of this deal, although Unitrends Support could not be reached in a timely manner for confirmation.

    Does no one realize how brilliant this response was?

    I did, I upvoted it.



  • @irj said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    Does no one realize how brilliant this response was?

    So you're a Unitrends customer as well? 😉



  • @crustachio said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    @irj said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    Does no one realize how brilliant this response was?

    So you're a Unitrends customer as well? 😉

    They aren't the only company with annoying sales people....



  • @crustachio said in Scale Computing combines forces with Unitrends:

    A Unitrends representative was quoted as saying "This is really an unbelievable, once in a lifetime opportunity. I'd like to emphasize that we've never offered a deal like this to anyone else, ever, in the history of time. If Scale doesn't sign up by the end of Q1, prices for this deal will go up at least 30%. And I can guarantee you'll never get a better offer than this one."

    Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing responded "While I'm attracted by the offer, I'm not sure I'm ready to sign just yet. I'm always a little hesitant of long-term vendor lock in, y'know?"

    The Unitrends rep quickly fired back "Sure, sure. Hey, let me check with my manager and see if there's any wiggle room on that pricing -- I'm really sticking my neck out for you on this one, but I might be able to work some magic."

    Sources indicated that Scale Computing will be required to trade in their old 823 appliance as part of this deal, although Unitrends Support could not be reached in a timely manner for confirmation.

    Lol wow



  • These kinds of things are usually unnecessarily expensive.


  • Vendor

    @irj I Laughed pretty hard. There are benefits to combining hardware and software together in a purchase, and then there are downsides. Weird trade in/up games is one of them.