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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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Ease of Updates: Users have appreciated the simplicity of performing updates on the Scale Computing Platform, noting that it only requires …
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Scale computing.

9 out of 10
June 11, 2024
Incentivized
Scale is the best VMware alternative in the industry right now. Due to recent changes in the VMware pricing model, the renewal cost for …
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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 9.4.

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

(338)

Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Ease of Updates: Users have appreciated the simplicity of performing updates on the Scale Computing Platform, noting that it only requires a single button to push, allowing for efficient streamlining. This has saved users valuable time and effort and has helped them to stay current with software enhancements seamlessly.

Efficient Deployment: Reviewers have highlighted the easy and fast deployment of new servers on the platform, i.e. requiring zero additional space or power making the setup hassle-free. The efficiency in deployment has been crucial for users looking to expand their infrastructure rapidly without complications or delays.

Robust Backup Solutions: Users value the robust backup solutions available on the Scale Computing Platform, mentioning the ease of creating multiple scheduled backups for machines and the speed at which fresh installations can be brought up. This reliability has instilled confidence in users regarding data protection and disaster recovery capabilities.

UI Design: Several users have criticized the UI for its lack of aesthetics and impractical focus, suggesting it could be made more visually appealing and user-friendly. Others have felt that the current design prioritizes aesthetics over functionality, although they acknowledge ongoing improvements in this aspect.

Backup Functionality: Users have expressed frustration over the absence of a backup API, which forces VMs to be managed like physical machines, leading to various limitations and inefficiencies. They note that treating VMs as physical machines due to the lack of a dedicated backup API results in challenges related to data protection and recovery processes.

Logging and Monitoring Features: Many reviewers have pointed out the deficiency in logging and auditing capabilities visible to customers, highlighting a need for improved transparency and accountability within the platform. Users emphasize the importance of having robust logging features for tracking system activities and ensuring compliance with security standards.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are primarily running database (SQL, FIleMaker & MYSQL) applications and Microsoft Remote Desktop. I have found the ability to spool up a new VM in the Scale Computing Platform environment and assign standard snapshot & backup policies to be very simple and very fast. Between the SSD drives and the hyper-converged infrastructures our applications are running significantly faster.
Tim Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We ran multiple SQL servers along with connections to SaaS apps, feeding data to online SaaS for environments that were going paperless with also workplace automation. Ran that along with AD, file/print etc for multi-site and had horsepower to spare!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We run Web and Application servers among other small services in a hyper-converged infrastructure provided by Scale Computing Platform. During all the period we've been using that we didn't have any severe issue that impacted our operations. We had minor issues where we were able to work with Scale Computing Platform support and get those solved.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Scale Cluster at our Police Department runs all the police servers, apps, files, DC, and, most importantly the systems that run our Police Dispatch 911 Center, including mission-critical Emergency Medical Systems. If these systems go down, it could be a life-or-death situation.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We run all of our on-prem servers through Scale Computing. As a school corporation we have many uses for servers and need to be able to act fast and in a way that is easy to understand without being an expert. This is a perfect solution for that.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We run virtual domain controllers, several database applications as well as print sharing. We also virtualized an older, deprecated student information system. This allows us to access records from previous years without having to support (or worry about) the ancient hardware.
December 07, 2023

Love SCP

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are running our AD and LDAP servers in a HA setup on SCP. The uptime of these 3 services is congruent with the purchase date. that should say all.
Syed Fahad Hussain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As Hyper Solution for infrastructure available on a new solution that helps us through Lenovo server to be more effective and we have/we will all run current OR future applications on it. we run a modern collaboration tool and big ERP that require modern architecture. so Hyper-Core meets all our application requirements.
September 28, 2023

Simplicity delivered

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have all our applications running on the HC3 platform, with the advantage of having a hyper-converged infrastructure. This allows us to perform maintenance and updates on our systems without causing downtime in our environment. We have the freedom to carry out updates during the week, and we don't need to sacrifice weekends for these operations. Our applications include the central management system, intranet, financial systems, human resources systems, development and test environments.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
In business criticalities applications, between the computing hardware and business applications, lies to have run in operating systems like windows or linux. In our case, we have run applications that doesn't care about what type of processor, memory and storage is in the physical hardware of the server. This is where HC3 is a virtualization platform like VMware, Hyper-V etc. So I think Scale Computing Platform would be a great tool to virtualized machines that can run in a server/node a cost & performance effective.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
With the businesses we work with almost all of the applications are business critical. We have run MS Great Plains, Custom Applications, Healthcare EMR/EHR, Logistic Software, SQL, Educational, and much more.

These applications run without any issue, a great experience.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We run our SIS on Scale and it has never run better. We also run our Time Management system as well as various SQL databases and have never had a hiccup with the systems since moving them over to Scale.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our situation, we were looking for an inexpensive solution to replace our aging hardware. We have no plans to expand our current implementation; however, from what I understand it's very easy to do so. Scale's HCI allowed us to consolidate all our racked equipment down to 2U, and we have not had any performance issues.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have been able to move over all our critical function servers to the Scale platform with zero issues, we are running everything from our Scale Platform, including active directory controllers, state-wide testing software, student information systems, and robust financial database systems. The conversion was simple, the maintenance is easy, and the performance of the machines has been top-notch.
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