Scale Computing Platform

Scale Computing Platform

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Scale Computing Platform

Overview

Recent Reviews

Scale Computing rocks.

10 out of 10
August 17, 2022
We are an MSP - so personally we aren't using it, but are actively rolling it out to clients, and we are looking to add DRaaS for our …
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Great Product, Little Downside.

10 out of 10
August 17, 2022
We use Scale to virtualize our core systems. Our VMware system with Nimble was at end of life, and It was a better option monetarily. It …
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Can't Beat Their Support

9 out of 10
August 15, 2022
We have a small Scale deployment of three nodes in our production cluster and one node at a DR site. Our main site will run about 15 …
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Scale Computing - 1 Year Later.

6 out of 10
August 14, 2022
We utilize the Scale Computing Platform as our primary on-premises virtual environment. We made the decision to migrate from VMWare due to …
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Making the job easy.

9 out of 10
August 14, 2022
The scale helps simplify and enhance our IT infrastructure. With its hyper-converged system, it seamlessly blends our needs together into …
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Scale Computing for the WIN!

10 out of 10
August 12, 2022
We currently utilize a 3-node system made up of the Intel nucs. It now houses our servers that were once on an 11-year-old Dell server …
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Scale HC3 Review

10 out of 10
December 18, 2020
We replaced our entire physical server environment for a virtual scale environment. It is more economical to maintain and grow than a …
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Scale Review

10 out of 10
December 01, 2020
We use it across the whole company. It is our virtual host for all of our servers. It also helps us manage such a large group of servers …
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Pricing

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HC1200

$8,500

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250

$9,665

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250D

$15,170

On Premise
Per Node

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Product Demos

HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
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HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
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Product Details

What is Scale Computing Platform?

Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HyperCore 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 SC//HyperCore 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 Platform Features

  • Supported: Simplicity
  • Supported: Availability
  • Supported: Scalability

Scale Computing Platform Screenshots

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Scale Computing Platform Videos

SC//Platform Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
SC//Platform Success Story - American Foundry Group
SC//Platform Success Story - Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township

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Scale Computing Platform Competitors

Scale Computing Platform Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)70%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%

Scale Computing Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Unix
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobally
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are common alternatives for Scale Computing Platform.

Reviewers rate Usability and Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of Scale Computing Platform are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Government Administration industry.

Comparisons

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Reviews

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August 17, 2022

Scale Computing rocks.

Gord Hynes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Haven't honestly used it enough to have a solid opinion. We chose Scale because of the introduction from our Vendor, and the connection that we made immediately with our rep (and subsequent reps since). it was an easy relationship, with no requirements for quotas.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
KVM: Scale HC3 Hypervisors builds on KVM, but extends it massively with their hassle-free setup, integration and support.
Proxmox: Also builds on KVM, but needs much more manpower to keep it running.
VMware ESXi: I'm a long-time ESXi expert and had to deal with all the hassles of which driver and firmware fits which update. While ESXi can do more, it can't do the hassle-free "it just works" experience of Scale HC3 Hypervisor. Also the support went from ok-ish to catastrophic in the last two years (2020-2022). I sincerely hope I have never to waste months(!) of my lifetime with researching drivers, firmware, problems, fixes and everything else ESXi makes you do to keep the system up and running. And I never ever want to deal with their support again, that basically consists of one week first-level support (send logs. send more logs) and then maybe you get a technician that has a faint idea what you are talking about.
Judy L. Berglund | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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To be honest hyper-converged infrastructure products dramatically show improvement from start up. Providing a single pane of glass management is important in any of these HCI products. I like any/all of the HCI products I've worked with thus far.
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Each system I evaluated has its own strengths and weaknesses. I ended up choosing Scale because of the features and the price. I feel Scale has the best value for the money. I also like to support smaller businesses and I feel that you often get better customer support, which is what I have experienced in this situation as well.
Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
Ryan Elsenheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Our previous infrastructure was either IBM servers or custom built servers as hypervisors that weren't clustered. It meant downtime. TCO is about the same, but the improved uptime is dramatic.
Score 10 out of 10
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I looked at Nutanix as a comparable solution but they are only software provider while Scale provides and supports the hardware too. Honestly from what I have experienced there isn't a company offering exactly what Scale Computing offers so there isn't anyone else really competing with it. Some are close but not yet.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We evaluated several Hyper-converged systems before deciding on Scale Computing HC3, including Cisco and EMC. Scale Computing offered more "bank for the buck". Good hardware, an easy to use interface, and no annual licensing costs, all at a reasonable price point. It was the best fit for our organization. I would recommend anyone to take a look what they have to offer.
November 30, 2020

HC3 works for me!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I had quotes from Dell and HP at the time and I think the smaller business market was not on their radar. Scale hit the underserved mid-size market at the right time. I have not used any other virtualization system at this time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • VMware
VMware works. But it is not pretty and the licensing is awful. We often had to sit around waiting for VMware's clunky interface to load before we could do anything and it would only work on Windows. VMware's licensing was ok (not great, but ok) at 3 nodes. However, it massively spiked after 3 due to our educational pricing. This is ultimately what made us decide to go to Scale Computing and we have not once regretted it. We are currently sitting on 6 nodes and planning to add 2 more. How much have we had to add on for licensing for additional nodes? Nothing.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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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.
November 25, 2020

Scale HC3 review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Price was a huge factor. Of the products we looked at the Scale HC3 package was considerably cheaper, but had processing, storage and virtualization we needed. I spoke to other companies in our line of business that own the Scale servers and all were so happy they moved over to Scale.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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To put it simply, Scale HC3 does most of what the big guys do at a much lower cost. Their deduplication may not be as strong as some competitors, but there are diminishing returns with it as the costs go way up with the other solutions. With Scale, I found I could buy double the hardware and get far more performance and storage instead of chasing fractionally better deduplication numbers. During their demos, Scale made everything sound so simple compared to our previous infrastructure. I didn't fully believe them; however, they've lived up to their promises so far. Evaluating against a non-hyperconverged solution was an easy choice for us.
David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.