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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.

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Reviews

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Brian Dunk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Right now in my internal office (My Node cluster is at a Data Center), I have a WD NAS for a shared device between all of my staff members. I am looking at creating an FTP on the Node Cluster to be able to remove 1 more device from my infrastructure.
  • Currently I also configure computers every time we need a new one for additional hires. I am looking into different versions of Thin Clients and would like to see if this is something I can set up on the Scale Computing HC3 to give me easier management of computers.
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