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Scale Computing HC3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Proxmox VE

Versatility and flexibility is Proxmox VEs' greatest strong points. Allowing infinite design capability, you can build infrastructures of various work loads, purposes, and goals and not be restricted by how you do it, or what differences may need to exist between the various infrastructure points. Proxmox VE allows you to design how you need to every time.
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Scale Computing HC3

I think in a smaller environment, Scale provides a great way to get into a virtualized environment. The setup is very simple and it doesn't require significant knowledge of IT infrastructure in order to get up and running. Scale doesn't offer the advanced insight into storage and application resource groups as their competitors do, however it is not designed for advanced users. It is more of a closed box and support handles most requests or issues quickly, but there is not a way for administrators to easily see advanced details of the cluster.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Proxmox VE
9.7
Scale Computing HC3
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Proxmox VE
9.0
Scale Computing HC3
Management console
Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
Live virtual machine backup
Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
Live virtual machine migration
Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
Hypervisor-level security
Proxmox VE
9.5
Scale Computing HC3

Pros

Proxmox VE

  • Provides an easy to use management interface
  • Works with Ceph, a distributed storage natively
  • Virtualizing different platforms
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Scale Computing HC3

  • Simple solution to managing storage, virtualization and snapshots on one page with not more than 3 clicks
  • Excellent technical support with support built into the suite for quick access when required by the Scale Computing Technicians.
  • High performance out of the Flash and Spinning Disks through HyperCore Enhanced Automated Tiering (HEAT)
  • High availability feature helps in ensuring that there is no single point of failure
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Cons

Proxmox VE

  • Several options are available for storage. CephFS, the clustered built-in network storage, needs to be installed via the console or ssh. Other options like iSCSI do not support host migration.
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Scale Computing HC3

  • As with everything, I wish the price was a bit cheaper but by comparison to others but it's not bad when compared to similar solutions.
  • Not that it was needed in my case but the option to have a Scale engineer on site for setup might be nice for some instances.
  • The scheduling of the setup calls and training could be explained a little better and even possibly a quick overview of how to use the scheduling portion of the customer portal.
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Likelihood to Renew

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides the most capable, yet stable virtualization platform in the market today. Licensing options are also competitive and cost-effective for support, and support is extremely fast and knowledgable of getting issues resolved as quickly and soundly as possible.
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 8.2
Based on 9 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.
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Usability

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Out of every product I have used for this, Proxmox VE is the most concise, clear, and functional I have ever seen. I continue to use Proxmox VE even after occasionally comparing alternatives available because of it's usability, design concept, and great support of features. It's very unlikely I will find a product that can even compete with Proxmox VE in every angle of what Proxmox VE provides.
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I was able to learn how to manage this system in minutes. I can go weeks without touching it and never have a problem. If something comes up like an update, I simply get an email notifying me to login and update my Cluster OS.
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Reliability and Availability

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's ha-cluster functionality is very much improved, though does have a not-very-often occurrence of failure. In a 2-node cluster of Proxmox VE, HA can fail causing an instance that is supposed to migrate between the two nodes stop and fail until manually recovered through the command-line tools provided. Other than this, the HA clustering capability of Proxmox VE has proven to be reliable in 3 or more clustered environments with much less chance of these failures to occur.
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's interfacing is always fast to load, both the Web interface and the command-line tool interfaces. Reporting is practically real time almost all the time, and you can see everything in mere seconds, easily able to identify if something is wrong or it everything is in tip-top shape as always desired
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Performance has been just as outstanding as reliability. I have never experienced delays in any aspect of usage.
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Support

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are fast, understanding, very intelligent, know their product very well, fast, responsive, and concise. Need I say more?
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.9
Based on 165 answers
We had a lot of interaction with Scale support when we were getting started. Since then, we have only had a few (mostly routine) support issues. Every time, no matter which tech we speak to, we always feel like we are Scale's most important customer. The help we receive is excellent and well-informed. We never get the sense that someone is guessing, and most of the time we receive additional help or insight that increases our knowledge of, and appreciation for, the product. The people at Scale love their product.
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In-Person Training

Proxmox VE

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.
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Online Training

Proxmox VE

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.
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Implementation

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It worked, was easy and super fast to deploy, and provided everything we needed in a matter of minutes
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Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Purchasing the migration service or tool if one has older systems, a large number of servers, or coming from another VM solution would be a great advantage.
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Alternatives Considered

Proxmox VE

The Proxmox Cluster solution only requires a browser to control and manage all of your server resources. The other solutions require you to run a specific Operating System to manage them, getting awkward since the underlying technology runs on another OS. The native integration with Ceph is big move on this wonderful Storage Technology
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Scale Computing HC3

We chose Scale primarily because it was a completely self contained system. That meant one vendor and one support contract. Researching the different hardware components required for a vm system and multiple vendors of each component quickly got old. And thinking ahead toward maintaining such a system we did not want to deal with the headache of tracking down which component was causing us trouble and then having to prove that to the vendors.
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Scalability

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides everything you need to quickly add new storage mediums, network and local, as well as networking interfaces, such as using Linux standard bridges and now Open-vSwitch bridges which can be even more scalable than before. Proxmox VE 4.0 dropped support for OpenVZ in favor of the more well supported and native LXC and made an upgrade path to it very simple.
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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.
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Return on Investment

Proxmox VE

  • Proxmox has allowed us to provide completely free training and an application development environment by reusing desktop hardware.
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Scale Computing HC3

  • The platform saved us 40% at deployment vs. traditional alternative and was a substantially smaller investment that alternative hyper-convergence solutions with similar performance specifications.
  • We have been able to reduce head-count by one with the HC3 platform in place.
  • We have been able to eliminate the annual licensing cost associated with VMware which added to the ROI of HC3.
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Pricing Details

Proxmox VE

General

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

Proxmox VE 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

Proxmox VE
9.5
Scale Computing HC3
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
8.2

Usability

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Proxmox VE
9.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Performance

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Support

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.9

In-Person Training

Proxmox VE
Scale Computing HC3
1.0

Online Training

Proxmox VE
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Implementation

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

Scalability

Proxmox VE
10.0
Scale Computing HC3
9.1

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