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Score 9.1 out of 100

Scale Computing HC3

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Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble is well suited for any situation where a company wants a stand along or synced across the WAN San solution without needing to invest in too much training for the admins. Since they sell both partly SSD based cache devices as well as all SSD devices, they have the best of both worlds whether you need consistently fast storage with some front end cache or high-level box that is always serving up fast. As in our case, it is also well suited as a back end iScsi based box for cluster scenarios. If a company is just looking for Standard hard drive storage then Nimble is overkill.
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

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
Scale Computing HC3
Flash Array Performance
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
Scale Computing HC3
Flash Array Integration
HPE Nimble Storage
8.8
Scale Computing HC3
Data Compression
HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
Scale Computing HC3
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
Scale Computing HC3
Simplicity
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Scale Computing HC3
Power Savings
HPE Nimble Storage
7.3
Scale Computing HC3

Pros

HPE Nimble Storage

  • Nimble provides top notch predictive flash caching that "just works". We typically see 95% + cache hits daily.
  • World class support... You typically don't' call Nimble support when there are problems, they call you.
  • The Nimble hybrid array is a cost effective solution with no compromises.
  • Infosight, the cloud management dashboard, is easy to use and provides quick access to useful information.
  • Our Nimble has had 100% uptime, 4 years and counting.
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

HPE Nimble Storage

  • I'd like the GUI to include more information for some of the features such as replication data totals each night. You have to go to the command line for this.
  • It would be nice to have a feature built into the GUI that would show you the command line equivalent to get the same results you are seeing in the GUI.
  • Although the intial setup was easy, they could always improve on that portion. During my setup, I did have to do a lot of back and forth with research on their site as to what each setting was that I was setting up. They could have provided some sort of description for each field within the setup that would have made it easier to know what they were having us set up.
Jeff Koelker | 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

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Nimble is doing its job well and any issues that do come up cause the Nimble support team to alert us before we would potentially see an impact to our production environment. I do wish we could expand into the unused space in the CS210 shelf which is limited by what I assume is a marketing/sales strategy, but we will likely add shelves moving forward.
Larry Askew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Any time I have had to contact support, they have always been quick to respond, and very efficient in resolving any issues. When an action has been required on our side for a fix, they have been very helpful in explaining step by step what was required, and when replacement parts have been needed, we've had them within 24 hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.4
Based on 370 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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

Comparing Nimble Storage to the top three players EMC, NETAPP, and HP was hard to do. Everyone had their own special perks. Those companies have been around a lot longer. Three years ago when we made our purchase with Nimble, the company was only 3 years old. We were skeptical about the future. As we learned more about Nimble Storage we found out the creator/owner moved from NetApp. He developed code and a new way of thinking for SAN infrastructure to use compression. We found it useful that the company wasn't fresh out of the water, but enhancing. When it came down to price it stacks up about the same as the top three players. You do get more storage for your money. You get compression which can save 5%-20% depending on the data you have. It works great and doesn't have any kind of performance impact. You also get a smaller foot print. I know to get some of the performance and features from HP you have to have two or three arrays. That is at least 12U. One Nimble array is 4U.
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

HPE Nimble Storage

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

HPE Nimble Storage

  • People walked by my office for the first time ever asking what did we do to the servers because they are much faster. I have never experienced that before when putting in a new piece of equipment.
  • It has paid for itself in space savings of not having to increase the size of the array.
  • Speed and performance and data migration times are all parts of my ROI. Its been a great ride so far.
Anonymous | 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

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

HPE Nimble Storage Editions & Modules

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

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
Scale Computing HC3
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.4

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.4

Reliability and Availability

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Performance

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
Scale Computing HC3
9.4

In-Person Training

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
1.0

Online Training

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Implementation Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Scalability

HPE Nimble Storage
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

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