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Scale Computing Platform

Overview

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…

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Love SCP

10 out of 10
December 07, 2023
Incentivized
We utilize the Scale Computing Platform as a central element of our IT infrastructure. SCP provides us with a highly scalable and …
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Pricing

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HE151

$3,300

On Premise
per node

HE501

$6,800

On Premise
per node

HC1300

$11,900

On Premise
per node

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.scalecomputing.com/pricing

Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $3,300 per node
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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, its 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 Screenshots

Screenshot of Scale Computing Fleet Management Dashboard - 
At-a-glance summary of the health of the fleet upon login.Screenshot of Cluster Details -
Details of a particular cluster, including health, fleet manager connectivity, nodes, and VMsScreenshot of Scale Computing Fleet Manager -
Manages an organization’s fleet of Clusters.Screenshot of Hypercore UI -
Simple Web Interface for Local Management of the Cluster and its Workloads

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

Scale Computing Platform Technical Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Scale Computing Platform starts at $3300.

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

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

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

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%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We ended up choosing Scale Computing Platform 4 years ago because that had better pricing than the other players and would offer everything we elected as pre-requisite for our system to work. Today, after several years using their system with no major issues, we can say it was a good decision.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We previously used Microsoft Hyper V and VMWare and, before that, a room for single-purpose servers. My satisfaction with Scale is because it is a more straightforward product to install and use; it has incredible speed and reliability. In the past, getting support from Microsoft was labor intensive, and with VMWare, there was a language accent barrier.
December 07, 2023

Love SCP

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Even though SCP uses parts of KVM, their approach is an engineers dream: you order, you deploy, you are productive.
oVirt is also a very sophisticated product, but the learning curve for us was a bit steep
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Under 10 nodes and less than 2 sites, I would rather sell and support Scale. It's just as fast as any other HCI and more stable then VXRail. It's easier to setup and deploy, and get VM's running, and replicating between CLUSTERS. The only reason I would not consider Scale is the encryption or KMS requirements.
September 28, 2023

Simplicity delivered

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale Computing Platform provided all the functionalities we needed for our daily operations, with features that align with our processes. It has the advantage of a unified software package, without add-ons, which proved to be a financial advantage during the acquisition. It ensured that we would always have all the future features without the need to financially plan for license upgrades. It has lower overhead, allowing us to invest less in hardware
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
I have chosen Scale Computing Platform over the Nutanix for this reasons, #1 is the price difference between Scale Computing Platform and Nutanix. #2 is the complexity and ease of use of both solutions. In my opinion, Scale Computing Platform is way above nutanix as to the specifications is concern and also the performance of it. Scale Computing Platform recognized here in the Philippines as major player in Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
Chad Mayton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Price was outstanding, and competitive equipment wasn't an issue due to them using various brands and models. Sales reps were responsive, professional, and jumped through time hurdles with ease. Partnership with Acronis is a huge benefit, and the Carbonite license to move VMS is a huge plus.
Rob Honma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cheaper, better, us-based support. Easier Administration. Lacks 3rd party backup and disaster recovery (bare-metal) A lot of people just have never heard of Scale Computing Platform so it's tough to figure out what the best on-prem, cloud-based DR services to use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used both Hyper-V and VMWare. I continue to run a Hyper-V cluster and think it's great. More work to setup than the Scale nodes. VMWare is too expensive for education and not worth the time in my opinion.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale was overall the better option for us due to the ability to get a very powerful system for a cheaper price than what it would have been to achieve the same with VMWare. Although, this has changed now that Scale has seemingly gone to a subscription model for it's software which removes one of the benefits that it had over VMWare.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I can't speak to large organizations however Scale seems like the perfect fit for small to medium size organizations. We could not justify the cost of VMWare with our needs, and the uncertain future of Hyper-V led us to pick Scale.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At the end of the day, and in the environment we are in, Scale just fits the bill, both price-wise and functionality-wise. Upgrading our VM environment was always a week-long process, now, it is a twenty-minute process, implementing, converting VMs, and rolling everything over to Scale was completed in less than a week's time, and that included training.
August 17, 2022

Scale Computing rocks.

Gord Hynes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
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.
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