Scale Computing Platform

Scale Computing Platform

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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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Recent Reviews

Making the job easy.

9 out of 10
August 14, 2022
The scale helps simplify and enhance our IT infrastructure. With its hyper-converged system, it seamlessly blends our needs together into …
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How Scale Computing Platform Differs From Its Competitors

Apps Run

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.
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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 …
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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 …
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SQL
AD
File Servers
Web Servers
Application servers.

Performance is exactly as required. I couldn't be happier with the systems. Pricing is a challenge at times, but with alternatives like Proxmox/XCP-NG as alternatives where we need to have the backend knowledge to resolve things ourselves, this is …
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The focus of our decision to migrate to Scale was to move our production SQL and LoB servers. This process was incredibly straightforward with the assistance of Carbonite and Scale support. There was very little downtime, and even our end users commented they noticed improved performance.
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We have many different virtual machines running different services on our Scale Cluster. We have multiple Windows Servers that run our core infrastructure tools to support all of our users. Just recently, we set up a Parallels VDI with them and added and new node to our previous cluster to …
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We run our whole company on our Scale Computing Platform cluster. We currently run our Fileserver, SQL Server, Shipping Server, ERP Server, and 2 terminal servers for all our remote users.
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I currently run our domain controller, file server, and backup server in our environment. When maintenance is needed on a node or a system update is ready to be installed, simply migrate the servers to a different node and continue with maintenance while production stays going and there are no …
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Database such as Oracle and SQL, financial applications are great indicators where they receive the performance that they need. Some other good examples are Sharepoint which as we know can grow very large amount of data.
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We run in-house Exchange, SQL, MySQL, and Apache web servers. They run flawlessly. The only problems I have are with the individual applications themselves, never at the infrastructure level. When I bought the system they didn't have SSD out yet, so I can't speak about the ability to portion out …
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We run everything on our Scale solution. This includes a SQL server for our ERP software, multiple licensing applications as well as file servers and domain controllers. I even have some desktops set up for VPN purposes. Everything works flawlessly. I can't imagine a scenario where Scale wouldn't …
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Single print server servicing 5,000 users, building management systems controlling perimeter access and heating systems. Secure Token Service infrastructure runs on the system, domain controllers including those with FSMO roles run on the system.
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Our ERP system completely runs on Scale Computing HC3. I was able to break out other important services into their own servers so restarting one machine does not take down all services any more.
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We run both VMWare and HC3 virtual servers. We are currently running our SQL Server and two terminal servers on our HC3 system. I was reluctant to move the SQL server to a virtual environment due to lag-time issues, but there hasn't been a noticeable lag in our SQL Server. We run all of our …

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We use virtual servers to house mission critical databases that are written to daily with large amounts of data with no issues. Our online backup software is able to connect with the virtual servers to add another layer of disaster recovery.
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We run our main LDAP, SQL, and remote desktop services on Scale. We had an aging installation of SQL server. Because we had it on Scale, we were easily able to make a replacement/upgrade VM and then seamlessly transfer everything over to the new server with no glitches. We can also spin up …
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The most important business-critical application we run on HC3 is Exchange. Everyone knows how important e-mail is in today's business environment. I fully trust in our HC3 environment to keep it, along with our other critical applications running 100% of the time.
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I have a. EMR, and Laserfiche running on my cluster adding storage is just a couple of keystrokes, takes longer for the server software to add in the extra space, and my end users think each VM is on its own physical hardware.
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We use SQL as the backbone for many core applications whenever the server hard drive fills it only takes minutes to spin up a duplication of the SQL machine with expanded storage.
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Pricing

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HC1200

$8,800

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250

$10,200

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250D

$16,300

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 Demos

HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
03:16
HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
04:35
HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
04:57
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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 Screenshots

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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 Integrations

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 Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.6.

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

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
1
I am experienced with Xen, XCP-NG, VMware, KVM and Hyper-V. Honestly, a basic understanding of what a VM is would be all that is required to manage a Scale system. If you have installed a desktop or server OS, managed any basic networking, etc you will should only need to browser the Scale interface to learn it.
Thomas Martini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
2
The Scale Computing HC3 is extremely easy to use. It requires some networking knowledge and virtualization knowledge but the functionality and setup is extremely easy to learn. No need to worry if you get stuck since support is only a phone call away.
Chris Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Support is a remote service delivered by Scale, including, via IBM in our case, the Lenovo hardware support. Therefore there is no "support" needed per-se, rather there are occasional admin activities to carry out and that is just another activity our IT outsourcer provides on an adhoc basis.
There is no full time admin on it as it does not require it
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
1
I am a one man IT department, and as such have to be a jack of all trades. As such I can go from desktop support, to network management, to server administration all in a matter of minutes. Scale Computing allows for this transition seamlessly with their easy to use UI.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
2
Mainly people from IT support Scale. Scale is easy to learn and understand.The level of support need is low because of the ease of use and the limited amount of time needed to maintain Scale. Moreover, it is very easy to teach new people on how to manage Scale products.
Mark Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The two of the three support technicians have a basic understanding of virtual environments and a standard level of troubleshooting. Scale has made the interface and operation user-friendly and simple that I could easily show non technical users with limited technical ability.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
3

Anyone with any basic computer understanding could run a scale HC3, although someone with higher knowledge can that that platform , and

run with it, , that in turn would allow a site to have a very scalable ,and upgradeable and stable platform, and that is totally piece of mind

Dominique Joseph Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
2
A tech person that knows the basic of creating images of operating system, assigning parameters such as CPU count, Memory and Storage. The Scale Computing interface is very easy to understand, and certainly no certification is required to manage and maintain this infrastructure.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
2
Both our Systems Administrator and CTO support as needed. We are an SMB that currently has only the SysAdmin doing support for the entire organization. As the SysAdmin, I have been able to walk our CFO through a few support tasks while I was out of the office. It is an incredibly easy platform to support and the only 2 times that I required support from the Scale team, our issues were resolved very quickly.
Brian Dunk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
1
I support the Scale Computing HC3 cluster myself. In my absence one of the programmers will step in if needed. To this day, no one has had the need to modify the HC3 cluster, but only install updates. Everything else is happening automatically which was set up by the Scale Support team on initial set up. Periodically I login and run a snapshot to ensure everything is working perfectly. I have a background in Programming, Networking, Hardware design and support. I use none of those skills to manage or support this cluster.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
2
With ongoing support with Scale, you don't need much of an IT department for the cluster itself. The cluster adds almost zero load to our internal department, and in point of clarity, actually took load off from our previous VM solutions. The Scale solution is so simple to manage, you forget you are running a virtualized cluster. Just a super simple interface which gives you all the tools you need.
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