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Scale Computing HC3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Virtual Machines

Easy way to utilise development of applications inside of the MS eco-system. Also enables integration into a pre-existing billing structure on Microsoft cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

I can't speak to large businesses because I'm not familiar with their technology needs, but for any small or medium business with servers and storage on-premises, Scale Computing HC3 is a scalable HCI platform that's cost-effective and easy to manage and maintain. Especially for businesses with limited tech staff, Scale Computing HC3 is a game changer, freeing up valuable time to focus on higher-level projects.
Jim Bittel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Azure Virtual Machines
7.9
Scale Computing HC3
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Azure Virtual Machines
7.4
Scale Computing HC3
Management console
Azure Virtual Machines
7.1
Scale Computing HC3
Live virtual machine backup
Azure Virtual Machines
9.4
Scale Computing HC3
Live virtual machine migration
Azure Virtual Machines
7.6
Scale Computing HC3
Hypervisor-level security
Azure Virtual Machines
8.2
Scale Computing HC3

Pros

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Testing and developing
  • Maintaining small and medium databases
  • Maintaining low and medium traffic web servers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

  • 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

  • Provisioning of the VM becomes slow while adding a customized script.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Virtual Machines

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 8.6
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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 8.7
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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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 8.7
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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.7
Based on 348 answers
Scale’s support is quick to respond, knowledgeable, has no problems digging into very complex issues and have the goal of problem resolution. They aren’t getting you off the phone or out of their email queue they are helping you solve your problems and find the right solutions to make sure their products function as intended or better.
Michael Rials | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Azure Virtual Machines

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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 VM is more complicated, but provides the same scale of services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

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 HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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

  • The pay as you go model helps saves cost.
  • We segregate the virtual machines in different resource groups and hence can setup auto shutdown as per their type and requirement.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

  • 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

Pricing Details

Azure Virtual Machines

General

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

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 HC3

General

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

Scale Computing HC3 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Virtual Machines
7.9
Scale Computing HC3
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
8.6

Usability

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Performance

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Support Rating

Azure Virtual Machines
8.7
Scale Computing HC3
9.7

In-Person Training

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
1.0

Online Training

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Implementation Rating

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Scalability

Azure Virtual Machines
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

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