Scale Computing today announced a collaboration with IBM Corp. it said is designed to help organizations adopt an edge computing strategy that will move data and applications across hybrid cloud environments, from private data centres to the edge.

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, “Why organizations are betting on edge computing: Insights from the edge,” revealed that 91% of the 1,500 executives surveyed indicated that their organizations plan to implement edge computing strategies within five years.

“We see that the periphery of storage and compute has undergone transformational changes on so many fronts over the last 18 months – from employee and customer health and safety, supply chain challenges, to shifting product demands, to being an increasing target of cyber-attacks,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing.

“We believe that edge computing is critical for the future of many organizations, and organizations of all sizes across all industries can take steps now to help simplify the deployment and management of localized compute infrastructure in a secure and resilient manner.”

Plans call for Scale’s HC3 edge computing offerings to be part of IBM Edge Application Manager. The combination of the two, a release stated, will “help organizations optimize their operations across the globe with infrastructure designed to be self-healing and automated, as well as added containerized application management that can help them grow into the new reality of edge computing.”

HC3 offerings allow containerized applications to run alongside legacy applications as virtual machines.

According to the company, this can help users centrally monitor and manage their fleet of distributed infrastructure and applications through the entire lifecycle – from deployment and maintenance updates to service level monitoring and problem remediation.