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Score 9.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Pros

Scale Computing HC3

  • Scale's hyperconverged environment presents a single pool of resources that support our VMs. It intelligently handles decisions related to storage provisioning and load balancing across nodes.
  • Snapshots and replicas are created in a few clicks within a simple to use web interface. Gone are layers of settings found in some other products we've used.
  • The 'at-a-glance' dashboard tells me everything I need to know about the current status and utilization of the Scale cluster.
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Cons

Scale Computing HC3

  • The tools for migrating to the HC3 platform have a few issues and caused issues with some security keys and certificates. After a couple issues we ended up migrating key servers by using a fresh build and migrating data with was more disruptive but more successful.
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Likelihood to Renew

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 8.3
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

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Outstanding product that lives up to all of its claims.
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Reliability and Availability

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

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

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.8
Based on 164 answers
Support calls have been few but all have been answered by US-based technicians that were knowledgable and in most cases resulted in first call resolution of the issue.
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In-Person Training

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

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

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

Scale Computing HC3

We did previously have VMWare licensing but it was so old (5.1) it did not seem worth it to try and upgrade it.
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Scalability

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

Scale Computing HC3

  • So far the primary ROI has been in electricity usage. The sheer number of physical servers we were able to power down after moved to the cluster has reduced our monthly power bill by approximately 20%.
  • Being able to remotely manage the cluster has been a huge perk. Some days where I would typically work from home have been squashed by the need to come to the office to physically restart a single-host server. This has not been an issue since the switch to Scale.
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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

Scale Computing HC3
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.

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