Scale Computing HC3 Reviews

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Brandon L | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • I think Scale Computing is hard to beat in terms of ROI. If you go with a cheaper solution you will most likely spend more time supporting and managing. Go with a more expensive solution and you buy features you may not need. Scale Computing was the perfect balance for us and provided the best ROI.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • The most important impact was that it didn't require as much money to get it started. We started small with two server nodes and expanded from there.
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Durgesh Kalya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • I try to look at ROI in terms of how much time and effort a solution saves me during operation. Scale has practically removed downtime during upgrades and this is a solution we believe will run for a 10+ year period. So the ROI not just improved for us but we have assurance that we can continue to upgrade and add more Scale Computing Solution as needed.
  • For a company which is growing, Scale provides us with sufficient room for growth. With their solution, we are insured for a growth for up to 50% in the next 10 years when in reality we would hardly meet that goal. We are looking at 10%-15% in 5 years.
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Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Considering the short time I've had Scale, it's hard to speak to ROI but before purchasing we did compare costs of our previous solution in terms of licensing costs and future hardware costs and Scale was the less expensive option.
  • From purely a power consumption perspective, the Scale solution is definitely a cost saving feature. I find myself with additional circuits that aren't needed any longer in my server room.
  • Even in the short time I've had Scale in place, I can already tell that the uptime is better than with our previous solution.
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Marshall Curtis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The platform saved us 40% at deployment vs. traditional alternative and was a substantially smaller investment that alternative hyper-convergence solutions with similar performance specifications.
  • We have been able to reduce head-count by one with the HC3 platform in place.
  • We have been able to eliminate the annual licensing cost associated with VMware which added to the ROI of HC3.
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Chris Waddilove | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • So far the primary ROI has been in electricity usage. The sheer number of physical servers we were able to power down after moved to the cluster has reduced our monthly power bill by approximately 20%.
  • Being able to remotely manage the cluster has been a huge perk. Some days where I would typically work from home have been squashed by the need to come to the office to physically restart a single-host server. This has not been an issue since the switch to Scale.
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Jeff Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Too soon to tell, but I project an overall reduction of about 40% in software and hardware.
  • Training and support should be able to be done in house as opposed to outsourced. Probably close to 100K savings each year for HQ alone.
  • Remote site support and time to resolution should be cut in half or better.
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David Boyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Very positive impact: it's ease of use, flexibility and reliability have given us tremendous peace of mind.
  • We could never afford to purchase a physical test server. Having the ability to set up a virtualized test server, use it, then delete it makes life so easy.
  • We setup a single HC3 at another location for backups and disaster recovery. Very cost effective and gives us great peace of mind.
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Todd Naveau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The response time of our internal servers has doubled, and our Public web server has increased by 45%.
  • Our time for managing backups has gone from 2 hours a week to 0. After the schedules are set there's no need to do anything else besides changing the schedule if your needs change.
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Jeffrey Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • With one set of hardware and 3 HC3 servers clustered we manage 10 servers and one legacy PC. So that works out to save us 3/1 on power supplies = 1/3 power utilization, not to mention the cost savings in hardware upkeep.
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Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We have been able to retire multiple servers instead of replacing them. This has saved 10s of thousands of dollars.
  • We have been able to test separately and combine services to find the perfect balance. This would previously have required multiple official servers.
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Bronn Salmon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • ROI is about 3 to 1 on conventional storage/server solutions. Super simple and very realistic to calculate out.
  • ROI for support man-hours to manage, patch, monitor, and repair server hardware and software are significantly increased.
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Chris Selby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Scale has saved us significant money over a competing solution. We are able to identify costs for workloads and charge that back to operating units which saves the company money.
  • We have been able to create mobility strategies that will save us on hardware costs over the next two years.
  • Allowed us to reduce the need for additional IT staff which will save us significant money for the next two to three years.
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Richard Barrie | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • ROI has been much more positive than originally forecast.
  • We have maintained much more uptime than with previous virtual environments.
  • IT time is greatly reduced in the maintenance and creation of new or additional servers.
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Chris Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Meeting tight timescales at an affordable price meant our business re-organisation was able to actually occur.
  • Outsource support teams are confused by it - because of its simplicity - they keep trying to make something more complex than it is to keep earning unjustified fees
  • Being able to carry out rolling upgrades with live users on the cluster went just fine
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Caswell Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • The HC3 system has the best price, service, and functionality of any other solution currently on the market.
  • A three-year comparison against the competitors' products will indicate a significant reduction in cost year over year.
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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
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
70%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
10%

Scale Computing HC3 Support Options

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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