Scale Computing HC3 Reviews

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Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2020

Scale Computing HC3 Review

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Scale Computing HC3 is an excellent hyper-converged solution that works very well for VM hosting. It performs well, and the snapshot feature is excellent. That said, it doesn't yet support containers.
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Collin Coe | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2020

Happy HC3 Customer

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If you have a small team, or even a large team, that does not use the advanced features of VMware, or may not be able to dedicate a resource to managing the VMware environment Scale Computing HC3 is great for you.

This is by far the greatest bang for our buck we could find. The prices we were presented with during the purchasing process (Comparing VMware, Hyper-V, and Scale) placed Scale at just over HALF the cost of a VMware solution, and significantly cheaper than a Hyper-V solution.
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Brad Fulmer | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

SCALE: Affordable HCI for the Masses.

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For small and medium businesses it's hard to beat. It's very simple to install, move you're VMs to, and manage. You have computing, storage, and backups/replication all in 1 blade/cluster. I can see it being a bit of a challenge in larger corporations due to the lack of some advanced features provided by VMware and others.
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Andrew Werner | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

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Given the ease of management and cost, I would 100% recommend Scale Computing HC3 to all colleagues. For smaller businesses, I think it fits nearly all implementations. For very large companies, I can see where more advanced features are a higher priority than cost so Scale Computing HC3 may not work for them. That being said, I believe Scale Computing is catching up quickly and will be on par with the advanced/complex features of some of the competitors soon.
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Tomislav Ilic | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 29, 2020

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Scale Computing HC3 is excellent for every scenario when fast fail-over is a must! For the Oil and Gas industry or Marine applications, it is excellent because everything is redundant. This feature allows for equipment to be repaired or just maintained. In my opinion, I would implement some features for Fiber channel support for disk array expansion.
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Brandon L | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 05, 2019

Simple and high performing solution

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If you have extra staff and want to assign someone to manage your scale infrastructure full-time, then Scale Computing is probably not the right solution for you. They will be bored as they learn that there is very little to manage, everything is automated and it "just works". This is perfect for our small IT shop where we all wear various hats and don't have time to babysit an expensive appliance.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 11, 2020

Scale Computing - Magnificent

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It is perfect if you don't have a large staff of administrators on site. One person can manage a good sized cluster of virtual servers with ease.
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Jeremy Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 04, 2019

Scale Computing - Hyper-Convergence

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I think in a smaller environment, Scale provides a great way to get into a virtualized environment. The setup is very simple and it doesn't require significant knowledge of IT infrastructure in order to get up and running. Scale doesn't offer the advanced insight into storage and application resource groups as their competitors do, however it is not designed for advanced users. It is more of a closed box and support handles most requests or issues quickly, but there is not a way for administrators to easily see advanced details of the cluster.
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Durgesh Kalya | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 21, 2019

Top Hyperconverged Solution with great support and simplicity.

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Scale Computing is a great replacement solution for small to mid-size businesses which use other virtualization platforms. It is also a great solution for backup and replication. Companies looking to get more out of their investment into hyper-converged / virtualization platform will find Scale Computing's offering of Hardware, Virtualization Software, and a single Support agreement to be full and consolidated for overall efficiency in running and managing the IT Infrastructure. Scale computing also provides for future expansion and scaling of the infrastructure with minimal effort and cost. Scale's solutions offerings may be less relevant in very large scale data centers and companies that have adopted very specific virtualization solutions and built their own ecosystems. However, I would not be surprised if Scale is adopted in such large environments.
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Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 12, 2019

Scale is a great solution with second to none support

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Scale definitely has a market where it fits and is a great solution (small to medium-sized businesses). Very large organizations may be better suited to a different solution. For the market that Scale fits into, it really is a perfect solution. I had compared Scale to Nutanix and while Nutanix had some additional features, I couldn't justify the additional costs. However, a large organization may find that additional feature set very useful and worth the additional costs.
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Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2019

Scale HC3, Hyper-Convergeance the Easy Way!

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If you have more than one physical server in your environment, and you want unmatched redundancy and performance, virtualize with Scale HC3. You'll wonder how you lived without it for so long. Each node is about the same cost as a physical server depending on how you spec it.
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Dominique Joseph Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 08, 2019

Scale Computing HC3 saved our IT Infrastructure

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If cost is not prohibitive, many small business would benefit from the redundancy and cost savings through the simplicity of managing this system. Scale Computing has addressed this issue by creating a 1U standalone system thus taking advantage of their storage and hypervisor technology, but the downside is less redundancy. I understand that with the new flash drive units, the IOPS performance is stellar, which would make it suitable for much larger business than what was previously available. I think this solution is way better than anything out there if only people knew.
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David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 05, 2019

Scale: Smart, Simple, Effective, Reliable, and so much more...

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Scale is obviously well-suited for SMB / SME environments. Larger environments will likely find a reduced need for dedicated storage admins or VM specialists in-house. Environments that rely on SDN or very complex VLANs may find Scale's networking to be somewhat limited.
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Marshall Curtis | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

HC3: Flexibility AND Performance

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The Scale Computing HC3 platform is incredibly flexible making it an excellent fit for most small to mid-sized organizations. It also allows for effective cost management and scaling as the organization's needs change.
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Jeff Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2019

Scale Computing, the right systems for the right time.

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It's well suited for big video/security installations that need redundancy and any kind of redundant situation. If IT resources are scarce or lacking (like can't afford a VMware Jockey) buy Scale instead. If you need less storage and smaller edge redundancy, Scale is not there yet but they are within this year of having it happen.
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Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2019

Hidden Gem For Education CTOs

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I believe Scale is a solution for small to mid organizations who need VM solutions above the free realm but not the large scale solutions that are not feasible nor utilized to their full potential. Scale is perfect specifically for education as it addresses all of our needs in tools, disaster recovery, reliability, and cost.
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Zac Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 25, 2019

Scale Review Like No Other

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I feel as if it'd be better suited in larger businesses or work environments. If you were running an establishment with less than 50 employees you could find something that would work about the same for possibly less of the price that the Scale name brings due to performance.
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Zechariah Brinkley | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 22, 2019

You won't be sorry!

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It is well suited for small to medium businesses. It is very easy to use and set up. After purchasing it, the Scale support team assisted me in getting it up and running in no time and the support engineers were very knowledgeable. The HC3 allows us to grow and add more servers in the future if needed which makes it a great investment.
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David Boyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 22, 2019

Extremely Happy With Scale Computing

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After thoroughly reviewing most of the hyper-converged systems in the market I knew that Scale was going to be the perfect fit for us, and they have been. It's run all of our systems without any issues at all.
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Todd Naveau | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 20, 2019

HC3 will change your server world!

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I believe it is well suited for small to medium-sized businesses that need local servers for employees, web servers, and even FTP sites to store data. Large businesses who need Terabytes of storage for each machine to store data for thousands of employees would be able to use the units, but not to the full effect because that would leave them with no storage to run backups or Disaster Recovery.
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Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 19, 2019

Scale Computing HC3: the best VM platform

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We have had instances where an emergency replication if a virtual machine was needed. Previously, this took hours. With the Scale platform, it now takes minutes. The ability to clone, then rename virtual machines is awesome for testing new strategies and processes.
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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
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Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
70%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
10%

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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