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  • Scale Computing Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Dell PowerFlex

90%
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9.7

Scale Computing Platform

97%
216 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

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9.4

Scale Computing Platform

94%
22 Ratings

Usability

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9.4

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94%
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Availability

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9.1

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91%
2 Ratings

Performance

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9.5

Scale Computing Platform

95%
379 Ratings

In-Person Training

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1.0

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Online Training

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Configurability

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Product Scalability

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Technologies

Definitely would recommend this unit or this family of units into most peoples organizations. Especially if you're starting fresh with a whole dedicated SAN and dont have to move a ton of data over to these (though that is possible, it is very messy). If you're moving from existing storage, then you will have to be prepared for some sore spots!
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Scale Computing

Scale Computing seems to be a good solution for small to medium size organizations. I can't speak to large organizations and how well it supports scaling with their resources. For our case, we considered VMWare, HyperV, Scale, and others. We were initially going to choose Hyper-V; however, with the rumors of it being discontinued, we with Scale due to its price and ease of management.
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Pros

Dell Technologies

  • Gets all your (SAN) ducks in a row, and makes it easy with a single pane of glass
  • The usual good dell support if you're paying for the right support level
  • It can get expensive with options added but base price is pretty competitive
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Scale Computing

  • Customer support and service is outstanding.
  • Updates and upgrades are hassle-free with no downtime.
  • No need to worry about hardware, BIOS, drivers, firmware.
  • Outstanding handling of snapshots with thousands of snapshots possible with almost no disk cost and no IO costs. We snapshot each VM every hour and keep snapshots for 48 hours and 2 weeks.
  • REST API can be used to create your own reports and scripts.
  • The Hypervisor just runs. No downtimes since it was integrated 2 years ago.
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Cons

Dell Technologies

  • Costs are high, especially when having to replace multiple old SAN's with the one type
  • There is alot of down time when you have to push updates out to the units
  • Not sure we still have the full hang of all the functions as there's some pretty deep functions that are not explained well
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Scale Computing

  • One of the things we have to do is manage a group of virtual drives that are attached to our Windows servers. With growth, we find that we need to increase the size of some of these drives. The method used by the HC3 system is cumbersome. I will say that I believe that this has changed in the latest firmware upgrade we did, but I haven't had a need to try it since we did the upgrade recently.
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Pricing Details

Dell PowerFlex

Starting Price

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Dell PowerFlex editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Scale Computing Platform

    Starting Price

    $0 Per Node

    Editions & Modules

    Scale Computing Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    HC1200$8,5001
    HC1250D$15,1702
    HC1250$9,6653
    HC1250DF$16,7504
    HC5250D$25,7005

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing shown in U.S. Dollar. Pricing for other regions available on request.

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    Likelihood to Renew

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    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.
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    Usability

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    Never had an outage or an error. Once a hard drive failed, but Scale kept on working flawlessly without interruption.
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    Performance

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    Performance has been just as outstanding as reliability. I have never experienced delays in any aspect of usage.
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    Support Rating

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    Scale support has been great; the initial setup was done over a series of scheduled calls, they really hit the nail on the head with their onboarding process, and everything was written out so you were ready to go once your next call started. Kudos to the Scale Support Team and their continued service!
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    In-Person Training

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    Scale Computing

    I did not do in-person training.
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    Online Training

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    Scale Computing

    Because Scale is so simple, the training is just as quick and easy.
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    Implementation Rating

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    To be honest hyper-converged infrastructure products dramatically show improvement from start up. Providing a single pane of glass management is important in any of these HCI products. I like any/all of the HCI products I've worked with thus far.
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    Scalability

    Dell Technologies

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    Scale Computing

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Dell Technologies

    • Money saved in having a bunch of other competing storage units
    • All kinds of time saved for our admins that have to deal with storage
    • The units look good and give you that futurey data center vibe!
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    Scale Computing

    • 0% downtime or loss of revenue due to downtime.
    • The simplicity of testing backups in a live environment in the event of a technical catastrophe.
    • Ease of mind and a lot less stress worrying about a raid system within a standalone server dying in the middle of the night.
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