Cluster Specialist Scali Gets $3.5M Funding

Software company Scali, which provides high performance Linux-based clustering solutions for data centers, has received $3.5 million in venture capital funding from investors Atlas Venture and Four Seasons Venture, the company said this week. The funding will be used to support the company’s continued growth.

Scali also announced that Jack Kay has joined the company as President and CEO. Kay is known from his 1994-1999 tenure as President and CEO at Phoenix Technologies, where he drove the company’s BIOS market share from 18% to 75% via growth and acquisition.

“The breadth of Scali’s technology portfolio and its strong and loyal customer base will continue to fuel its growth,” said Bjarne Lie, partner at Four Seasons Venture. “We are confident that Scali will continue to grow its market share in this rapidly expanding arena.”

Founded in 1997, Scali develops clustering solutions that enable companies to maximize the performance of their datacenters. Companies using Scali’s cluster management solutions and MPI libraries include Goodyear, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, US Army and Naval Air, Schlumberger and Shell. The company is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

“Scali has sound, innovative technology, a team with deep technical knowledge, and strong customer relationships,” said Kay. “As the sole independent commercial software supplier in this market, Scali is in a great position to offer customers a strong alternative to open source or proprietary solutions, which more and more customers are seeking.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.