Scale Computing’s Scott Mann Receives Exclusive Recognition as One of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2022

Company Also Launches its Premier Partner Event, Platform, Kicking Off February 15

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HCIScale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Scott Mann, vice president, channel, Scale Computing, as one of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, an award bestowed upon an elite subset of the prestigious 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.

The company also announced today that partners are welcome to register for Platform 2022, here. Scale Computing’s Platform Partner Series is an eight-week series of free, interactive, and virtual sessions where partners can tune in live, or watch on-demand. Attendees will come away with actionable insights on the latest technical information and selling tools to drive success in 2022.

Individuals recognized among the exclusive 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list have cultivated the greatest professional and channel achievements. Their leadership and influence will greatly impact the future IT community, driving progress and innovation while helping solution providers succeed.

For the fourth year in a row, Mann was named as a Channel Chief for his leadership within the Scale Computing Partner Community, and for nearly doubling the company’s partner base and growing customers and revenue in 2021. Mann continuously worked to improve the Scale Computing MSP program, while increasing revenue and average selling price (ASP) per partner. Mann was a key player in expanding Scale Computing’s channel team, and pushing to grow the partner base while maintaining customer excellence. Looking ahead, Mann is stepping into a new role as Scale Computing’s Global Channel Chief where he will be overseeing our global channel initiatives and helping partners around the globe realize the growth potential of the HC3 Platform.

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

This honor is another channel award recognition for Scale Computing after its recent 2021 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) award wins in both the Edge Computing category and the Converged/ HyperConverged Infrastructure category. The Channel Company also honored the Scale Computing Partner Community with a 5-star rating in the 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide.

“Scott’s role is critical in the Scale Computing Partner Community and our MSP program, and no one deserves this recognition more as Channel Chief for the fourth consecutive year than Scott. Through his leadership, Scale Computing expanded its partner program, raised revenue per partner, and increased the number of customers, even during the continued challenging landscape of 2021,” said Dave Hallmen, Chief Revenue Officer, Scale Computing. “In 2022, we look forward to growing our partner base even further and continue bringing intelligent edge computing HCI, video surveillance, and business resilience solutions to enterprises, SMBs, and retailers.”

“2021 was a banner year for the Scale Computing Partner Community and this award is a testament to the dedication to our partner community throughout our organization. We continued to face and meet the challenges of the past year, as well as the demands of the fast growing edge computing market. I’m honored to be named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs and look forward to helping lead and grow our channel efforts in 2022,” said Mann.

A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.

CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

This news follows exciting award wins and industry recognition for the company, including:

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 The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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Blair Moreland

ZAG Communications for Scale Computing

Jennifer Hogan

The Channel Company

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