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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    8.3

    Azure Virtual Machines

    83%

    Scale Computing Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Virtual Machines ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management console

    8.0
    80%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    8.5
    85%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    8.2
    82%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Scale Computing Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Azure Virtual Machines

    87%
    23 Ratings
    9.5

    Scale Computing Platform

    95%
    205 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Scale Computing Platform

    94%
    22 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Scale Computing Platform

    94%
    37 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Scale Computing Platform

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Scale Computing Platform

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.4

    Azure Virtual Machines

    74%
    3 Ratings
    9.4

    Scale Computing Platform

    94%
    368 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    Scale Computing Platform

    10%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Scale Computing Platform

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Scale Computing Platform

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Scale Computing Platform

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure Virtual Machines

    Complex tasks in Azure VM can be done easily as it can be scaled whenever required and also since the cost is very low, it can still be auto-de-scaled whenever required, thus saving huge physical cost burden. Other scenarios based on my experience when Azure Virtual Machines is well suited are when Load Balancing is required, During Backup, Restorations, and location Preference. Sharing of any File or Uploading by accessing internal SharePoint network locations is made flexible.
    Md Imtiaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    Well suited for small to medium environments, where they may have a limited IT staff. The core data center administrators are challenged to maintain 24/7 uptime and to protect the critical data that resides in the databases and file services that make up the data center that may be spread across dozens or hundreds of workloads. The infrastructure to run all of these workloads and store their data can become complex as it grows and administrators may be challenged to manage multiple server, storage, and virtualization technologies to form the infrastructure. There are a vast number of benefits of moving to a solution combining the best of both worlds.
    Judy L. Berglund | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Azure Virtual Machines

    • When demand is high, we scale the service out, eg During a Football Match.
    • When a football match is over and the throughput of data from OPTA drops we save by the service scaling back in.
    • Our App Service Plans along with the Clean C# code are lightening fast giving a good customer experience.
    • When producing the TV Guide information and a program overruns its scheduled time, a client can instantly be updated to the new programming schedule as our change is instant and its in the right place for all the clients to download and adjust their television guides appropriately to send out to the public giving a 24x7 uptime service that is precise and accurate and resilient to outages due to failover zones around the world.
    Allan Allitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    • The Scale Computing HC3 system is so easy to maintain. We came from another virtual system and the difference in administration is huge. The time we save in maintaining this system allows us to spend more time on other network tasks.
    • We are using the snapshot feature as part of our DR plan. Here again, it is very easy to configure the snapshot plan and the way that Scale manages the snapshots does not require large amounts of additional storage.
    • When we installed the HC3 system, it took longer to mount the equipment in the rack and cable it then to have the system online. Management is very simple using their web-based interface.
    Rex Knepp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Azure Virtual Machines

    • Pricing can be a concern if you are truly agnostic to which cloud you are building your particular solution in.
    • The UI, as is the case with any cloud provider, is crowded.
    • As with any cloud provider, it can be difficult to tune in exactly the right amount of servers for your needs...you might find yourself under/overprovisioning.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    • There are times when the alerts can be a little vague if you don't contact customer support to get a clarification of what might be wrong.
    • I would like to see some integrated backup support at some time, and not have to use a third-party agent on each virtual machine.
    Wesley Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Azure Virtual Machines

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.0,038 Per Hour

    Azure Virtual Machines Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
    Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01041
    Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01251
    Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0161
    3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00381
    3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03071
    3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03691
    3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04811
    1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07531
    1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00591
    1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.05481
    1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.051
    Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00751
    Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.08461
    Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0961
    Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.1261
    1. Per Hour
    Additional Pricing Details

    Scale Computing Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0 Per Node

    Scale Computing Platform Editions & Modules

    Edition
    HC1200$8,5001
    HC1250D$15,1701
    HC1250$9,6651
    HC1250DF$16,7501
    HC5250D$25,7001
    1. Per Node
    Additional Pricing Details
    Pricing shown in U.S. Dollar. Pricing for other regions available on request.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.4
    Based on 22 answers
    Since I have had no issues with downtime; easier management of my cluster and the ability to lower the number of devices in my Infrastructure, I will gladly renew my support contract with Scale Computing HC3 and upgrade my equipment with them when it comes time for it.
    Brian Dunk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.4
    Based on 37 answers
    Everything you need to do is point-and-click easy. If you are the kind of admin who wants to edit every config file and endlessly customize your environment, then Scale may not be for you. On the other hand, if you just want it to work really well, and do what they told you it will do, then Scale is the ideal system.
    David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Never had an outage or an error. Once a hard drive failed, but Scale kept on working flawlessly without interruption.
    Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Performance has been just as outstanding as reliability. I have never experienced delays in any aspect of usage.
    Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Virtual Machines 7.4
    Based on 3 answers
    I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.4
    Based on 368 answers
    I rarely need to call on Scale Computing HC3 support, but when I do, the typical time to get a support technician on the phone is 17 seconds. The support staff is courteous and knowledgeable, and is able to resolve issues quickly. Because of the built-in redundancy, I've never had to deal with a support "emergency".
    Jim Bittel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I did not do in-person training.
    Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Because Scale is so simple, the training is just as quick and easy.
    Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.1
    Based on 4 answers
    The implementation was very easy. We had Scale support on standby and they were ready and eager to help if needed. The process went so fast the employees in the organization did not even know it was done.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Virtual Machines have a very good interactive and robust bonding with Azure API Management. The pre-integrated APIs help us to a very huge extent by serving our use cases. We have never faced any issues or errors while working with Azure API Management. The API response and the API request processing have very less delay and this helps us in providing faster resolutions to our users and customers.
    Abhinavan Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing HC3 was not only cheaper than every solution that we looked at. It also had the easiest interface to learn and the least amount of hardware. We eliminated any and all setup/implementation costs as we were able to set up the cluster ourselves. All of the other services made me feel like I needed a master's degree to rack the units and set it up.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scale Computing Platform

    Scale Computing Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    HC3 is one of the best products I have purchased for our district. It is unbelievably reliable to the point that they shoot themselves in the foot on support contracts.
    Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Azure Virtual Machines

    • It's so easy to spin up new instances, that it becomes also to easy to have to many of them to manage. Many teams end up with a couple of hundreds of VMs after a short while, making the whole thing very hard to maneuver
    • Azure VMs are the next step for us to rely on Onprem servers, and leaving the management of the infrastructure to the professionals
    • The ease of use, is also important when our main focus is to deliver new applications and integrations fast, and not having to worry about infrastructure. We sell bottles, not CPUs
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scale Computing Platform

    • We have experienced cost reduction to our Disaster Recovery solution. The prior expense of 1 year of DR can now cover multiple years using Scale HC3 with Cloud Unity.
    • Our Scale solution is more cost effective than our legacy solution. The cost of 1 major component (appliance) from our legacy solution was approximately half the cost of our production Scale cluster.
    Anthony Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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