In this era of gloom and doom, it was rather nice to spend some time speaking with Benjamin Linder, CEO of Scalet Systems. It appears that Scalent's focus on "re-purposing" servers to facilitate software testing, high availability and disaster recovery combined with its growing list of OEM partners has helped the company continue to grow and prosper.
When asked why Scalent was doing well while other competitors were facing difficulties, Ben pointed out that the company has stayed focused on its core mission and has been building long-term relationships with its partners. As those partners were increasingly faced with customers demanding that virtualized environments be easier to install, easier to manage and more reliable and robust, they often turned to Scalent for help.
Ben also pointed out that several concepts, datacenter virtualization and datacenter automation appear to be converging. Since these areas have always been the focus of Scalent's products, he believes that they're well positioned to take advantage of these trends.
Unisys has gotten a great deal of benefit from working with Scalent according to the good Mr. Linder. It would seem to me that suppliers such as Dell, HP and IBM would be well served by striking up a relationship with Scalent as well.