Scale Computing HC3 Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In my opinion, Scale should rank highest among other servers. We will continue to use Scale and would not change to anything else.
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Jeremy Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Scale is a very cost effective way to enter into Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. They were approximately 40% less expensive than other offerings we looked at during our investigative stage and the scalability of the system was much better than the alternatives.
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Durgesh Kalya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The vendors that I mentioned offer solutions very close to Scale Computing however, we found out that their solutions had many pieces and a lot of overhead. The overall ability to consolidate different pieces such as Backup-replication, Storage, Virtualization Software, Availability, licencing and support beats any other solution out there. I highly recommend this solution to anyone looking for simplicity, reliability and effortless migration and implementation.
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Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Scale replaced a VMWare solution. We compared Scale against a new VMWare solution as well as against a Nutanix hyper-converged solution. After looking at the costs, features, support, and hardware, Scale was the easy choice for our business. It fit every need we had and after 6 months of having it in place, I have no regrets with our decision.
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Dominique Joseph Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Scale Computing had zero pressure tactic and delivered on every word they said and more. The pricing was on par with the competitors, but I was getting the high end of Scale's solution while with the others I was getting their low end. Without a doubt we made the perfect choice going with Scale Computing.
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David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix could not compete on price. Not even close. It is a much more complex environment to configure and manage. While this probably means it has a few additional features, we did not encounter any that were relevant to us. It's lone advantage was onsite hardware support. Starwind turned out to be the most expensive solution we considered. It relies heavily on underlying Microsoft technologies (such as clustering) which we saw as a potential point of failure that Starwind did not control.
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Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We went from physical to Scale. We looked at Hyper-V, but the tools available were lacking and VMware had the tools but not cost effective. Scale was our choice after speaking with several clients in the education setting.
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Zac Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I believe there are many pros and cons to each of the stated products but I feel when looking at Scale compared to those products Scale was an easy choice based on its performance, its user-friendly dashboard, their customer service and lastly the price. I felt as if you couldn't go wrong with Scale.
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David Boyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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As part of a two-man department, I was unable to evaluate other products but spent a great deal of time reading about other systems, watching webinars and talking with sales reps for other products. Scale was one of only three companies that responded to our RFP. Not only did they meet all of the qualifications but were also extremely price competitive. We believe that we got a lot of bang for our buck.
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Todd Naveau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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HC3 blows XenServer out of the water. The backup process is so much easier, the interface is much easier to follow, and Scale has a built-in portal in the background to remote in and help with issues.
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Jeffrey Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used VMware, Citrix, both are great systems. However, it is important to remember that not all companies can afford the cost of those systems. With HC3 Scale Cluster, even small and mid-sized companies can now take advantage of virtualization with ease.
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Chris Selby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have built out several test environments and have demoed all of these products and we were not able to build out or purchase an environment that performed as well or had the features as Scale HC3 for the same investment.
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Richard Barrie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Citrix was our oldest virtual environment and it was tired when we retired it fully. But when testing newer systems it would have taken more time and was not as easily adaptable to grow our system. Hyper-V may be the basic MS virtual environment but the configuration of LUNs and Sans to provide storage would have escalated our time enormously.
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Chris Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We had looked at hyperconverged systems from Nutanix, HPE (Simplivity) and NetApp - all wanted a very high premium on top of which there were still additional licenses.

Their individual high costs meant they were never viable despite some attractive feature sets.
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Kelly Mumm | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 08, 2019

Dumped Xen for Scale

Score 10 out of 10
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We previously used XenServer and had constant issues with reliability and management of the VMs. It was a pain dealing with three different entities when an issue came up. We had the server vendor, Citrix, and the NAS vendor. When there was an incompatibility issue or an issue with an upgrade I would spend days trying to track down what entity could help even though we used Citrix approved hardware. Now, I make one call to Scale for any issue.
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Shane Worley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used VMware , and Hyper-V, Both require huge learning curves and large involvement in other hardware to get your environment built and configured .Plus the vendors have so many versions to support, they can be confusing to Maintain. Scale was, from box to rack, to running in just a couple days. So easy even I can do it..!


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About Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HC3® software promises to eliminate traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. The vendor says that, using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. The vendor says ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO are key differentiators. The product works for distributed enterprises, global retailers, and SMBs alike.

According to the vendor, key features and benefits include:

  • Install in less than an hour
  • Deploy new VMs in minutes
  • Built-in Browser-based Management
  • Software-defined, hybrid storage system with automated tiering
  • Fully integrated, cluster-wide resource utilization and alerts
  • Single vendor support experience, no disparate systems to integrate
  • Integrated all-in-one appliance
  • Scale-out Architecture
  • Mix and match new nodes
  • Incremental resources improve performance of existing workloads
  • Fast and easy to expand, no downtime required
  • No additional licensing required
  • Start small and grow as your business grows
  • No forklift upgrades

Scale Computing HC3 Features

Has featureSimplicity
Has featureHigh Availability
Has featureScalability

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Scale Computing HC3 Integrations

Leostream, Cloud Unity - Google

Scale Computing HC3 Competitors

VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, Nutanix AOS, Hyper-V, HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube)

Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
HC12008,500Per Node
HC1250D15,170Per Node
HC12509,665Per Node
HC1250DF16,750Per Node
HC5250D25,700Per Node

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

Scale Computing HC3 Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
70%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
10%

Scale Computing HC3 Support Options

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Scale Computing HC3 Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:North America, EMEA, Australia
Supported Languages: English