Scale Computing Platform

Scale Computing Platform

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Scale Computing Platform

Overview

Recent Reviews

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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HC3 works for me!

9 out of 10
November 30, 2020
As a one person IT shop the Scale HC3 system made it easy for me to manage storage and it reduced the number of physical servers I had to …
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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

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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

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SC//Platform Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
SC//Platform Success Story - American Foundry Group
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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.

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Reviews

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Judy L. Berglund | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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Well suited for small to medium environments, where they may have a limited IT staff. The core data center administrators are challenged to maintain 24/7 uptime and to protect the critical data that resides in the databases and file services that make up the data center that may be spread across dozens or hundreds of workloads. The infrastructure to run all of these workloads and store their data can become complex as it grows and administrators may be challenged to manage multiple server, storage, and virtualization technologies to form the infrastructure. There are a vast number of benefits of moving to a solution combining the best of both worlds.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale Computing HC3 is well suited to smaller organizations that want server redundancy and simplicity of management (does not take a degree to learn the system). It is well suited for organizations that have multiple satellite locations that need redundancy for their systems that can replicate to each other. Scale Computing also offers very small footprint devices for this type of application. It is not well suited for very large and complex organizations whose server infrastructure replicates across several server farms.
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I feel Scale Computing is well suited for any small or medium business that needs more than 1 physical server. The ease of use and capabilities of the cluster are really unmatched for the price. I like how all the features are included for one price. I could even see it being used in a larger enterprise environment.
Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Ryan Elsenheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It works very well in an education environment. It is well suited for databases, voicemail systems, mail filtering, domain controller VMs, DHCP VMs, web server VMs, building management system VMs, federated services VMs. I would say the only time we've seen a less appropriate instance would be extremely RAM intensive VMs, as the system ideally reserves 1/3 RAM to maintain its system redundancy against failure, so high RAM workloads cost 1/3 more in essence.
December 01, 2020

Scale Review

Greg Starnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale Computing HC3 is great for small to medium businesses and I.T. departments. They have a great pane of glass to tell what is going on in the environment. They also scale out very easily. I would also have to say they have some of the best support around.

The only thing I could think that would not be the best scenario for Scale Computing HC3 is in extremely large companies.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The unit I have is very for small SMBs with few or no full time IT personnel, they can be remotely managed and with the new single node option you can have off-site backup/disaster recovery set up in a very time. I can see how this system can be used with multiple small offices/remote site and can scale up to larger enterprises.
November 30, 2020

HC3 works for me!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I have used the Scale Computing HC3 system to save time by purchasing an appropriate server operating system license and delivering a fully functional server with less time and expense of a physical server. With any purchasing decision you have to weigh out costs and benefits and this system was a perfect fit for our business. They continue to grow and improve their products, so we will be able to continue using their system into the future.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I think Scale is perfect for small organizations that don't want to buy virtual hosts and storage. They also don't have ridiculous software licensing costs like many other virtual providers. I am not sure where it would be less appropriate, but they are a lesser known company and there may be scenarios where more known software are compatible with other vendors.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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With a combination of great pricing, ease of use, top-notch support, and scalability, Scale Computing really hits the mark for the small and medium business market. They really make things a lot easier for companies with minimal IT staff.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Less appropriate if you like to get dirty with the details of maintaining the system. Everything else is great. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and is as hands-off as it can be without being a managed service. You do not have to worry about it doing its job. This is my biggest plus. I don't have to worry about it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
November 25, 2020

Scale HC3 review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
This a great solution for smaller organizations to utilize a virtual environment that takes advantage of hyper converged environment. It has all of our CPU processing, SAN storage, and processing memory in one package that is very easy to monitor utilization and at a very low cost.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale HC3 is intended for organizations who are currently not hyperconverged and don't want to spend hours configuring and maintaining servers. The user interface may look a bit dated, but it is functional and not bloated. I really like the snapshots feature as it makes it quick and easy to clone VMs from a previous point in time. We are currently experiencing a 1.6 to 1 ratio of deduplication. I suspect Scale doesn't target large enterprise organizations however, as some features may be lacking in those kinds of environments. The simplicity of Scale makes it easy for smaller organizations with small IT teams rapidly deploy and maintain server infrastructure. That is where the HC3 solution excels.
Blaine Derek Cappel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Any application that is I/O intensive or mission critical where a virtualized environment is beneficial. Scale Computing HC3 has been a tremendous asset to our information technology infrastructure. Reliable, efficient, easy to use and administer. We did end up taking a video security system server off this solution as it was still better suited for a stand-alone box.
David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Getting rid of our old environment and not having to pay for extended warranties and all the additional licensing that come with a virtual environment. I have to say our experience has been amazing so far. The support has been responsive and immediate with the handful of calls we have made due to questions and not issues. Updates are easy and seamless and downtime has been nonexistent. We were looking for a solution that would just work for us as we have limited resources in our IT department to dedicate to manage these systems. I will say Scale was the right choice for us, and the price was attractive as well!