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Likelihood to Recommend

Scale Computing HC3

We have migrated our Citrix Xen-App services off from Xen-Server and VMWare and moved them onto our new HC3 SCALE cluster and it has suited us very well.
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VxRail

VxRail is very well suited to large-scale homogeneous workloads, VDI being the prime example. Anywhere you have a large number of VMs that are doing the same thing, VxRail is a good fit. If you have workloads that are greatly varied, VxRail should not be your first choice.
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Pros

Scale Computing HC3

  • Its simplicity is a load off my shoulders. There are not hours of forums I have to sift through.
  • No more licensing problems.
  • Remote support is a super easy.
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VxRail

  • VxRail gives us a standard, predictable, unit of scale and purchase.
  • Infrastructure maintenance and upgrades are much easier than on a traditional infrastructure stack.
  • Performance tuning is much easier and more straightforward than on a traditional infrastructure stack
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Cons

Scale Computing HC3

  • I would like to see more information about my VMs
  • Historical Data would be nice such as 30 day chart for CPU usage.
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VxRail

  • Initial installation services leave a lot to be desired. We struggled to get the first units in service. Subsequent units were very easy to install though...
  • Dell/EMC has an A/B maintenance cycle for updates. Make sure ALL of your units are on the same cycle. It is difficult (but not quite impossible) to get them changes after installation
  • I would like to see a sub $100k offering for branch offices.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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VxRail

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Usability

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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VxRail

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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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VxRail

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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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VxRail

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Support

Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing HC3 9.9
Based on 164 answers
All my interactions thus far have been really good. Fast chat support and phone support at a moment's notice. I know our client contact has had phone calls after hours in more emergency moments with little to no pain or frustrations. Some advanced things you want to be done on your Scale HC3 will require a support ticket but we understand why.
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VxRail

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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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VxRail

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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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VxRail

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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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VxRail

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Alternatives Considered

Scale Computing HC3

I have some limited exposure to using VMware ESXi while in school. Scale is not as robust and powerful as VMware, but it makes up for it in simplicity and usability.
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VxRail

All of these solutions scored very close together in our testing. Nutanix actually was the highest scoring in ease-of-use, but the integration with Vmware and the pricepoint led us to choose VxRail.
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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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VxRail

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Return on Investment

Scale Computing HC3

  • Scale frees me up from looking after my infrastructure so that I can engage in revenue generating activities. Pretty hard to argue with that as a net result. I cost $100k/year. I used to have to put at least 40% of my time into keeping the lights on. So right off the bat Scale frees up nearly $40k/year for us, and that's before I factor in things like not having to buy shared storage, or other headline savings.
  • The only negative impact Scale has for us is that unlike previous solutions, we aren't provided with spares of consumables (read: hard drives) to keep on the shelf for when something dies. The time between drive failure and the new drive arriving in the post is a bit nerve wracking.
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VxRail

  • VxRail has made our VDI deployment easy to scale and (more importantly), made scaling the environment easy to justify to management.
  • When comparing to other similar solutions, the tight integration with Vmware code releases made VxRail much more stable. We have had much less downtime from the VxRail infrastructure than in our traditional infrastructure stacks.
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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

Edition
HC1200$8,5001
HC1250D$15,1701
HC1250$9,6651
HC1250DF$16,7501
HC5250D$25,7001
  1. Per Node
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VxRail

General

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

VxRail Editions & Modules

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