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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/8Q/b9/W47TSZK0C41J.PNGScale Computing HC3 ReviewScale Computing HC3 has been used by our organization to support virtualization of existing physical servers and migration from another vendor platform. Scale Computing HC3 is being used by all departments in our organization. Scale Computing HC3 has addressed our business problems that occur by unpredictable growth in our departments that requires IT infrastructure upgrade and improvements that were very costly with other vendors. Scale Computing gives us a platform that can easily be expanded to meet immediate needs.,Very simple to use and requires minimal training to operate. Streamlined upgrade process that can update entire site with click of button. Shared storage is present across Scale Computing HC3 system has allowed us to limit investment in expensive SAN storage systems and add resources on demand.,Increased support with VMWare and Hyper-V for customers that are migrating from these systems to Scale over time. More robust backup support with vendors already in the industry. Very little support with existing players in this market.,10,10,We have migrated Exchange, SQL, Oracle, and DFS servers to Scale Computing HC3. These systems are working better than ever and Scale gives us flexibility to increase resources as needed on-demand.,Scale has been great ROI for our organization. Limiting costly investments in infrastructure and being able to make purchase decisions in shorter time frame. Scale has allowed us to increase or infrastructure with growing demands of the business needs. Allowing us to adapt when more resources are needed without overhauling the entire platform.,Scale HC3 ReviewWe are using Scale across the whole of our organisation as we have moved our network to the "cloud". It addresses issues around updating hardware constantly with using Microsoft Hyper-V as in we no longer have to update the Hyper-V server as Scale updates can be carried out on the live system.,Snapshots are very good and give you peace of mind that you can go back to as many points in time as you wish Incredibly easy to set up initially Support line very good,Ability to increase disk sizes of VMs "on the fly" You currently need to shut down the server and clone before you can Being able to plug in USB drive and get files off,9,9,We run ConnectWise on a server and also our management software.,We have only had our Scale solution for a few months so have not had a chance to see a return on our investment yet.Scale was easy for meWe migrated to the Scale so my company would have failover capabilities and cost savings over traditional servers. We have moved many of our company's applications to the Scale cluster (Domain, Exchange, etc.).,Easy to start up and migrate systems. Failover capabilities.,The display of usable hard drive storage shows actual space left not the usable space. I would like to have the ability for the snap shots to be stored on a NAS as well as on the cluster.,10,10,I have a small 3 node system but I am looking to expand the number of nodes and I know that the expansion will be as simple as pulling in the power and setting an IP on the new nodes and the system will be online. There is nothing else to do.,I have moved 7 servers onto a 3 node system. The cost of the 3 nodes was a fraction of the cost of 7 servers.,Scale Computing HC3 ReviewI used it for hosting small critical servers for a production environment. It is not used by other departments. We had a cooling problem back then in our data center and Scale Computing has a small footprint and generates less heat compared to Dell servers.,Easy to create VM and install OS. Storage is already clustered and ready to be used. Excellent support tools. I email the problem and they take it from there.,Major firmware upgrade may require shutting down all VMs. Backup not supported by Netbackup.,7,9,We are not using HC3 for business-critical applications although I believe I will consider it in the future.,We met our objectives by using HC3 to resolve our data center cooling problem back then.,Scale RulesIt is used in our department for a variety of services. We have created different data storages and even created VM machines.,Their service technicians are very professional. They assisted us with issues that we have encountered with our Scale product.,At the present time, I do not see any missing functionalities with this product.,9,10,We do not run any business critical applications on the HC3.,It has saved us a lot of money on RAID cabinets that we had before we purchased Scale. Our return on investment was less then 3 years.,Scale HC3 ReviewWe use Scale to virtualize 50 servers across the whole organization.,Easy to manage and stand up machines Easy to migrate machines from one node to another No VMware costs,Additional networking ability,7,8,We use it for XenApp.,Able to have a much denser virtual environmentBest scalable computing out there.Coming from an IT background I have never used such a dynamic and and versatile system for VM's. Currently our system is running VM's which are used in all departments in my company, from IT to general research. If we need a new system we can immediately implement it for use the same day. It eliminates the need for group computers and management. We are able to integrate it into our network without issues and manage it right from my desk.,The scalability is amazing. The ease of use is great. The flexibility of the VM's helps each department on a daily basis.,I can't think of any areas where it need improvement. The system does everything we need it to do.,10,10,Our bioinformatics department is constantly asking for more power, more RAM, more space. With Scale we can easily adjust the system to accommodate within minutes of the request.,This has saved us so much time and money on new systems. Need a new system, just pop one on to Scale.,SCALE Computing HC3 - Hyperconvergence done rightSCALE Computing HC3 handles about 80% of our server needs across the organization.,SCALE Computing HC3 is easy to manage Has a great support system when needed Provides great built in disaster recovery options,Graphics hardware to support intensive graphic oriented software,10,10,ERP, SQL server and remote access have been easy to deploy with SCALE Computing HC3,Positive return on investment on hardware and server operating systems.,Dell Asset ManagerScale Computing HC3 - You won't Be SorryOur servers, physical and VMware VMs, have all been migrated to Scale HC3. Our engineering, assembly and machining departments depend on our Scale system for access to their 3D data. Our self-developed ERP system and in-house Wiki both exist in our Scale environment as well. Additionally, our software and training departments request VMs to be created to aid in development and testing of our applications.,Scale provides a solid worry free VM environment for any SMB. We were looking to upgrade our VMware environment and found it quite daunting trying to piece together all the components necessary for a vm environment as well as the inevitable support contracts that would be scattered across different vendors. Scale combines everything you need into one turnkey solution. One appliance, one vendor, one support contract. Companies with a limited IT staff or who would rather free their staff from the administration concerns of a typical vm environment will benefit greatly from a Scale HC3. It truly is plug and play. Even the system updates are automated, moving vms around the nodes in realtime while each node updates with no disruption to the VMs. Built in High Availability, built in Load Balancing. Storage, Servers, VM os.. it's all self contained. Working with the VMs (creating, deleting, cloning) is easier on an HC3 than on anything else I have seen.,I would like to have some access to the host system itself but I can see why it is locked away from the user. One of the main selling points of the system is it's hands free reliability. End users mucking things up would work against that. I would like to see a bit more robust back up system to have a truly 100% self sustained VM environment. The system allows you to create snapshots very easily, both manual and scheduled. But it would be nice to be able to set up a backup/restore with deduplication to external locations.,9,9,Our engineering data needs to be available to our machinists, cnc programmers, and assemblers as well as our engineers. We run Autodesk Vault on a Windows Server vm on our HC3 and we have no issues with access to the data. We also run a complete ERP system of our own design and development. This system handles everything from employee clock in/out to inventory to scheduling, to accounting, to HR. It is the lifeblood of our company and it runs on a dedicated vm in our HC3 system. An internet facing version of this ERP system also running in our HC3 is being set up for demo'ing to potential customers. We also run various other systems unique to different departments (an inhouse wiki, jira issue tracking, customer support, software R&D),Our HC3 system has completely freed us from the daily requirements of basically babysitting our previous VM system. Where I had to check in daily to see what service or function was having a problem in our previous system I do not even have to log in to the HC3 unless it's to use the console functionality to access a vm that needs attention. When it was brand new I would log in daily at first but after finding everything purring along the same day after day I do not bother any more. :) There was always the worry of a server or storage device dying with our previous system. We also had to watch our different updates so we didn't update ourselves out of support because of our hardware falling off of the HCLs. With our HC3 we have no worry at all. If any component of a node(memory, storage, motherboard, nics, power supply, etc) dies, the system carries on using the other nodes with no downtime. Then we just need to unplug the bad node and plug in the replacement and the system goes back to normal. (We have not had to do this so I have no realtime experience with just how painless this would be but I would be surprised if it was any harder than installing it in the rack, connecting the cables, and pushing the power button.),VMware ESXi and NetGear ProSafe Managed SwitchesScale and the SMB SectorWe run 75 virtualized client and server systems across a 4 node cluster, which serves the entire organization. This encompasses our: Active Directory and Exchange stack, virtualized desktop infrastructure, and our production order injection, processing, and rendering systems. The Scale cluster provides simplified management of the virtual machines, and the Scale team provides a strong support infrastructure for the software and hardware.,Single pane of glass management console with the ability to 'Tag' virtual machines into separate groups for organization, making it easy to view resource utilization and VM state. Additionally, direct in-browser remote control without the use of a third party plugin makes direct control seamless. Quick and easy cloning of virtual machines makes life easier, providing the ability to maintain a single master template for a given class of system. Moving a VM from one node to another is as simple as clicking Move, then selecting the target node. Because of the way Scale backend the storage for their VMs, all migrations are Live. Support reps are very friendly, and are available at varied hours of the day, thus not limiting you to a 9-5 window if there is a problem.,On high memory nodes, the current view pane does not provide an easy means by which to view a detailed list of VMs on a given node. I'd love to see an additional view which provides detailed list of VMs per node, or something on the VM 'card' itself with the host node information. I'd like to see the ability to control how many replica copies of data are stored on a given cluster. The ability to configure the environment so that every node has a copy of every VM's data is something that I feel would be beneficial if you have the storage. Scale currently lack a comprehensive in-built backup solution which can communicate with external storage. The snapshot system is good, but the ability to configure an external storage point for redundancy would be appreciated.,9,9,Some of the applications we run on our cluster include:Industry specific production software which injects, processes, and renders order data for output purposesInternally developed middleware for CRM, order management, billing, and reporting purposesPoint of Sale, inventory management, and financial accounting softwareAuto-printing software for dynamically generated order packing slipsMail, instant messaging, and patch management serversWebservers,System uptime has significantly improved after we migrated off of our old virtualization platform, in part due to VM migration times with the ability to Live Migrate, and in part due to the replacement of aging hardware. Management and support time is greatly reduced.HC3 delivers on their promise of fast, easy, flexible deploymentsOur Scale HC3 system is being used for a data-intense multi-server public safety application suite. It is primarily used by our police and fire departments to collect, store and make accessible large amounts of historic incident records. It addresses our customer requirements for high availability while offering ease and flexibility for our system administrators.,Very easy to use. Intuitive and simple web-based administration interface, all the necessary features that we'd expect without any of the clutter that's irrelevant in day-to-day use. Flexible resource allocation between nodes and easy use of available processor, memory and storage capacities. Very fast on-the-fly changes of settings. No worries about separate storage management when compared to basic virtualization solutions (not hyper-converged). N+1 node concept provides for ultimate expansion and contraction flexibilities when designing systems, building out systems, or splitting systems.,No integrated backbone. I'd rather see a node interconnect system similar to network switch stacking (loop of directly attached Twinax cables, for example) than a requirement for multi-gigabit switches with very narrow specification guidelines due to lack of support for some industry leader products. Manufacturer-dependent initial deployments and configurations. The customer is required to coordinate with manufacturer/vendor, which can be inconvenient to arrange. While we have seen perfect reliability in pure storage and backup scenarios we did observe occasional "mysterious" application issues that we do not see on non-HC3 systems. So far we have been unable to better isolate problems and perform root-cause analysis but it has lead to a diminished trust and prevents us from more aggressively deploying the product.,7,5,We are currently using two sets of HC3 nodes. The larger one is located in our primary data center and hosts a large multi-server records management system for our public safety customers. The smaller one is located in our backup data center and serves as an off-site storage location for critical VMs. The HC3 systems have performed wonderfully in this critical 24/7 environment as far as hosting converged interface application servers and storage resources. We do still have some issues with primary client/server application responsiveness, and while our environment is built exactly to HC3 specifications (specific Dell fiber switches etc.) it has not yet been determined if the problems are application, system or network-related.,As our systems are run in a non-profit government services environment it is not possible to quantify an ROI in simple monetary terms. We did observe reduced system administrator time requirements when compared to standard distributed virtualization environments, though. HC3 was (and still is) our first foray into hyper-converged infrastructure. It addressed our business needs nicely when trying to easily implement a vendor solution requiring a larger number of tightly-integrated servers. However, it also forced us to deviate from our internal networking standards due to tight specifications, which is a challenge in our small shop with concentrated staff knowledge and experience in other areas only. One object we have is to improve overall environmental impact within our data centers (ambient requirements for cooling, light, etc.), since we do have staff members working in these rooms. One issue that negatively impacted the quality of the work environment is the very loud and high-pitched fan noise levels of all nodes.,Scale Computing reviewScale Computing is hosting all our company virtual servers. It was deployed to replace the old VMware setup we had using separate ESX hosts, switches and SAN.,Because the Scale Computing is a converge storage, it's much more cost-effective to support and maintain vs. out old ESX cluster setup. Installing updates is easier to do vs. a system that setup using separate ESX hosts, switches, and SAN because we just have to deal with one appliance. The support service has been good so far. Every time we had an issue or question we will get someone on the phone in a few min and they are knowledgeable about the product.,One of the biggest drawbacks of the current Scale solution is its limitation when it comes to VM management. For example, options that are available in VMware for years like the ability to expend a virtual drive live does not exist. The Scale management portal is nice and very easy to use because it's very simple, but it's limited in how much information it provides. Because the hypervisor OS is a custom software, it does not allow for more advanced management. any changes or issues that need to troubleshoot requires opening a ticket with support.,7,10,We run our primary file server, SQL server, and accounting software on the Scale. The requirements are basic and the performance is as expected for the model we use.,We lowered the total cost of ownership by switching from an ESX cluster with separate ESX host, Switches, and SAN.,Nutanix and Pivot3 AcuityScale HC3 is the way to go.HC3 hosts the core servers for our entire network.,Firmware updates are dead simple Tech support is easy, fast and thorough Building Servers only takes minutes,Server performance when logged in seems sluggish. Even though we got discounted pricing it may not be the cheapest solution but the benefits definitely are worth it. They say that parts will arrive next day but in our remote locations they (like other vendors) don't seem to realize that there is no such thing as "next day" delivery.,10,10,SQL, Exchange, Active Directory. I haven't found anything that doesn't really work yet.,No longer have to worry about buying server hardware. I'm just seconds or minutes away from spinning up a new server. Saves time. Creates less stress,Scale HC3 is the BestWe have utilized Scale Computing HC3 to virtualize our entire server environment for our whole organization. This solved the issues of hardware related failures since the Scale Computing HC3 is in a cluster. It also solved the issue of us needing to update our hardware and provided us with a single pain of glass to view everything on it at once.,Speed - Scale has increased our server performance drastically. Ease of use - The system is so easy to use and set up! Support - The scale support team is awesome and really knows their product. PRICE - You can't touch their price elsewhere for the performance that you receive.,Make it easier to migrate from other hypervisors to scale without having to buy third-party software.,10,10,Our entire company runs off of scale computing, I can easily scale out our company by cloning servers and having the new ones up and running within minutes. I can also add more hosts in a matter of a phone call and a few screws and wire connections. It is a great product!!!,Saved us a ton on hardware Saved us a ton on licenses Saved us a ton on support and consultant fees,VMware ESXi, Nutanix, VxRail and SimpliVity OmniCubeScale is worth a look!The Scale cluster manages the virtual machines which all employees utilize. Currently only the IT team, which consists of 6 members, interacts with the Scale environment directly.,Simple VM management interface Provides easy access to support streams Immediate system performance and alerting,A granular user management system is required. The Scale interface lacks the ability to add user accounts with limited access to manage individual or groups of VMs. Remote access is an all or nothing security model. VM export is missing. An ability to export a VM from a cluster for external backup or transfer to another cluster which is not linked is also not supported.,9,8,We operate our custom manufacturing, shipping, accounting and customer ERP system as a VM within a cluster. We've not had performance or systems issues while running our critical software under this platform. On another cluster we operate our internal web sites and system monitoring platform again without faults or performance loss. Increasing system resources - such as allocating additional RAM or drive storage is as simple as moving GUI sliders or allocating containers for new drives.,Upon initial installation we were able to migrate 10 physical servers into the cluster of three. This had the immediate benefit of a reduced electrical and thermal load in the data center.,VMware ESXi and Oracle VM VirtualBoxMy Weigh In on Scale ComputingWe currently use Scale Computing HC3 as our central cluster for all of our VMs. It's mostly just our IT department that controls and uses it daily, while everyone around us benefits from the centralized product. We run web servers, point of sale, and network distributing virtual machines with our cluster. It provides a great and convenient interface that makes it easy for anyone of any networking background to manage and operate. It has been of great service towards our company in the past couple of years!,Scale Computing HC3 provides a very efficient GUI, that makes it easy for us to maneuver from VM to VM. The displayed information of disk usage and RAM space helps us determine in what capacity we can use our cluster.,We have dealt with the cosmetic issue for our individual VMs, where the disk space is showing incorrect on the interface, in contrast to the actual disk space showing within the VM itself.,9,10,We solely run our POS system on our Scale cluster. Ever since we switched to Scale and used the cluster for our central POS database, it has been nothing short of amazing. It gives easy access, we can connect anyone needing to connect to it with ease, and eliminates the use of an actual machine at the locations.,It has had nothing but positive impact. We love being able to have a centralized hub for to run business-critical services and applications. Updates have served us well, with new features to equip or cluster with.,VMware vSphere Data Protection AdvancedA worthy investmentWe utilize Scale computing products for deploying virtual systems within our company. These systems serve a variety of roles across our organization including individual workstation virtual desktops to dedicated file storage and domain controllers.,New virtual systems are easy to set up and configure. Easy to transfer systems between nodes on the cluster offers great flexibility and control over the environment. The technical support they offer is great. The few times I have needed to contact them they have been quick to respond and resolve any troubles or questions.,Customers need to be able to configure backups/snapshots of the systems. This is a bit of a confusing process that previously involved contacting support and have their engineering team update scripts when we bring a new system online. Pricing is a little high, but for the amount of features and services the Scale units provide, we have been able to justify the costs.,9,10,We run our domain controllers and several critical systems on the Scale products including a main file server and workstations for employee use. The infrastructure the Scale products provide is vital to our IT department.,Flexibility of systems allows us to justify the cost. Small footprint, 1U of rack space for a multitude of functions.Scale tips the Scale for the Best Hyper-convergence solution on the marketOur entire VMware infrastructure was replaced by the Scale HC3. This replaced all our VM servers, with the exception of a few that were transitioned to the cloud (AWS). It is being used to host servers that are used by 500-600 of our organizations staff. Scale has solved a number of different business problems we faced as a non-profit, one of which was the rising cost of other solutions and other vendors changing their tiering pricing structure forcing us into tiers that were overkill and overpriced for what we actually needed. Scale also allowed us to implement a disaster recovery solution which we did not have previously. Scale has consolidated administratrion of what used to be 4-5 disparate systems into one easy to manage and administer system.,Disaster Recovery - We needed a disaster recovery solution that could get us up and running within hours if a primary node failed, and the disaster recovery tests and simulations we did proved to us the superiority of Scale compared to other onsite VM solutions. The process was very quick, easy, painless to clone and replicate VM's back to our primary nodes. It is so easy to manage VMs and set up automated snapshots. Migration from VMware and other solutions is easy and straightforward.,Implementing true deduplication, though that is actually scheduled for a future release. More granularity in performance reports on servers and VMs. Error logs occasionally aren't helpful, e.g. too vague.,10,9,We run all the following VMs on Scale, our network monitor, Spiceworks, our telephone system admin, our controller for our Wifi system, our DHCP server, our antivirus server, our WSUS server, our firewall analyzer, our printer servers, our finance system servers, our campus access building control server, and several application servers and SQL implementations for customers. We have had no problems and it's been really easy to manage.,Scale has reduced our overall costs of running systems on VMware by at least $30,000.,AppAssure and VMware ESXiScale Computing HC3We use the Scale HC3 platform at our corporate office to host the majority of our virtual machines. We are using it to host many different platforms and applications, such as application servers, file servers, vehicle routing and dispatching software, SharePoint, SQL, terminal servers, utility servers, domain controllers, and VOIP. It hosts both locally accessed applications and remotely accessed applications within the organization. The HC3 platform allows simple and efficient hosting and management of several virtual machines. The platform also provides high availability and disaster recovery.,Disaster recovery/high availability. Useful and essential for data protection and application availability. Ease of use/management. Simple and easy to use and manage virtual machines. High performance. The HC3 platform provides exceptional computing resources.,More information More statistics Ability to download media (ISOs) stored on cluster,10,10,Over time, several of our applications have required more or less hardware resources. The HC3 platform makes it extremely simple and efficient to allocate appropriate resources quickly and easily, with minimal downtime.,Server licensing is simpler and more cost effective. Costs are reduced in regards to hardware failure, etc. due to support contracts. Support services very cost effective.SCALE WON'T BAIL!We use Scale HC3 for multiple departments. We host file servers for 8 departments and over 200 users. The HC3 solution allows us to provide stability are reliability to our entire server environment. Management is easy and the technical support provided by scale is one of the best I have ever worked with!,Stability is key! The HC3 platform allows us to almost never reboot. Thanks to its Linux operating system updates are rarely needed and when they are its a snap! Better availability than others. Scales multi layered system environment ensures that you will not be left with VM getting destroyed. I really can't say enough great things about how their customer service! They are always available when I need them and they provide a professional and quick solution.,The GUI is great, but sometimes I find that I can't do something I wish I could. Like cancelling an export job for example.,10,10,We run two Enterpole servers for out 911 department on our HC3 solution. This type of server is used to locate individuals in need of 911 dispatch services, dispatch police, ambulances and equipment operatoers. As you can imagine these two servers HAVE to be up and running 24/7. That is why we trust Scale for our Hyperconvered needs.,The largest ROI we have seen from the HC3 platform is man-power. The HC3 environment is so stable that we sometimes for get it is there. This allows our employees to focus on other much needed projects and organization of our facility. Another great ROI we have noticed is that though the boxes Scale sold to us are not expensive, they seem to be well made and we expect them to outlast our Dell servers that we used to purchase. Finally, Maintenance is next to nothing. I know that if we ever need to replace a server in our HC3 cluster, I only have to call Scale, purchase a new box and not only are they small and easy to install, they pretty much install themselves to the cluster! Talk about a time saver!,Dell Servers with MS Hyper-VScale Computing, a big thumbs up!It's being used across the firm, housing all our production servers. Scale gives the addition of high availability/failover in case of server outages along with an easier path to replication and DR. Something we did not have in our previous traditional server setup.,Ease of installation. Took us longer to rack and cable than initialize the nodes. I was adding my first system 30 minutes after power on! Ease of use. Being an IT generalist, building out any other similar setup would have taken longer and cost much more $$. I could have the least knowledgeable user in this office adding VM's in 5 minutes with their product! Scale Support. A phone call away from the answers your looking for. No multi vendor support situation with Scale, they support from the hardware up the stack.,Lack of vendor backup support. Due to the APIs in use, there are no backup vendors at this time that can reach in and back up a VM. Have to use client/file level. Little more robust on system history statistics reporting. Can't really see trending system info (past), only whats happening real time.,10,10,Being a small shop, we run traditional stuff like email, file and print and some vendor appliances. Our main move was for the consolidation along with fault tolerance/high availability and snapshotting Scale offers in their product base. Not to mention again, the ease of use.,ROI comes from the things I've mentioned previously. The cost to implement the cluster we have was about the same as replacing the traditional server base that was in need of replacement. The added extra built-in bells and whistles are why we went with Scale.,NutanixScale up today!We currently use SCALE Computing HC3 at several of our clients. It allows us to combine virtualization and storage. This saves the client on licensing costs. It also allows them to combine their back-end storage and virtualization. It also allows them to have a cost-effective disaster recovery solution offsite.,The user interface is well laid out and easy to use. Replication is easy to set up and works particularly well. Recovering VMs that that been replicated to storage is quick and easy.,Currently, there is not a straightforward way to add disk space to virtual machines. With the latest release, we are having some issues with increased replication traffic to our branch DR site.,8,10,We currently run many applications on Scale HC3. We run Exchange and several other specific applications that require an application front end and SQL back end. We have noticed no performance hits even with a number of resource intensive applications and servers running on Scale HC3. Would highly recommend to anyone in the SMB market.,Positive: Less recurring costs associated with virtualization. Positive: Longer life cycle for fully integrated solution of storage and virtualization. Positive: Low cost support to upkeep system.,Nimble StorageGeneral ClusterThe majority of the servers within the client's company have been consolidated and run off of a four-node cluster. This solves concerns with redundancy and overall reliability. Windows Server clusters tend to be less reliable when it comes to load balancing, which can often lead to performance issues. The Scale cluster handles these tasks with ease.,The cluster is easily expandable by adding additional nodes. This can potentially keeps costs down by allowing you to increase the performance potential of your existing cluster. Managing and controlling virtual machines is very straightforward and convenient from the browser-based control panel. Creating and restoring snapshots is very easy, making it much less stressful to make major changes to VMs.,I honestly can't think of any cons off the top of my head. I've been fairly impressed with this product.,9,10,We primarily use the cluster to run the domain controllers, ERP software, Exchange hybrid server, etc. Availability has been great, with very few issues. Overall, it's been a great experience and we know we can count on the Scale cluster to keep everything up and running.,As the cluster is owned by my client, and not myself, I'm unable to answer this question accurately.Scale Support NightmareWhole Organization. Upgrade of physical servers,virtualization ease of use ease of configuration,Sales team should not undersell to sell again at a higher price Lot of improvement is required in support Lot of improvement needed in installation support Quotes not provided to months No information provided once order is placed Delivery too slow - awaiting hardware for last approx. 2 months,4,1,ERP System and its ancillary softwares,It is performing better than our old physical servers Not sure what to expect in case of failure, knowing Scale support capabilities Can't add any more servers as Sales under sold the hardware and now not giving quotes to upgrade RAM. Pushing to buy complete new node.,ScaleWe are using Scale to move past our VMware and iSCSI connections.,Support is great Software industry standard Fast,Network drivers crash often, Need backup API to Veeam, badly. Backup is like a step back in time, and no, snapshots are not backups.,7,10,All workloads. e-mail file server many specialized software packages,Positive so far on saving money Support costs are reasonable Initial sizing was way off so had to buy more before we expected to,Nutanix
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  • Scale has been great ROI for our organization. Limiting costly investments in infrastructure and being able to make purchase decisions in shorter time frame.
  • Scale has allowed us to increase or infrastructure with growing demands of the business needs. Allowing us to adapt when more resources are needed without overhauling the entire platform.
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December 08, 2017

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  • We have only had our Scale solution for a few months so have not had a chance to see a return on our investment yet.
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January 25, 2018

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  • It has saved us a lot of money on RAID cabinets that we had before we purchased Scale. Our return on investment was less then 3 years.
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  • Our HC3 system has completely freed us from the daily requirements of basically babysitting our previous VM system. Where I had to check in daily to see what service or function was having a problem in our previous system I do not even have to log in to the HC3 unless it's to use the console functionality to access a vm that needs attention. When it was brand new I would log in daily at first but after finding everything purring along the same day after day I do not bother any more. :)
  • There was always the worry of a server or storage device dying with our previous system. We also had to watch our different updates so we didn't update ourselves out of support because of our hardware falling off of the HCLs. With our HC3 we have no worry at all. If any component of a node(memory, storage, motherboard, nics, power supply, etc) dies, the system carries on using the other nodes with no downtime. Then we just need to unplug the bad node and plug in the replacement and the system goes back to normal. (We have not had to do this so I have no realtime experience with just how painless this would be but I would be surprised if it was any harder than installing it in the rack, connecting the cables, and pushing the power button.)
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Scale and the SMB Sector

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Return on Investment

  • System uptime has significantly improved after we migrated off of our old virtualization platform, in part due to VM migration times with the ability to Live Migrate, and in part due to the replacement of aging hardware.
  • Management and support time is greatly reduced.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • As our systems are run in a non-profit government services environment it is not possible to quantify an ROI in simple monetary terms. We did observe reduced system administrator time requirements when compared to standard distributed virtualization environments, though.
  • HC3 was (and still is) our first foray into hyper-converged infrastructure. It addressed our business needs nicely when trying to easily implement a vendor solution requiring a larger number of tightly-integrated servers. However, it also forced us to deviate from our internal networking standards due to tight specifications, which is a challenge in our small shop with concentrated staff knowledge and experience in other areas only.
  • One object we have is to improve overall environmental impact within our data centers (ambient requirements for cooling, light, etc.), since we do have staff members working in these rooms. One issue that negatively impacted the quality of the work environment is the very loud and high-pitched fan noise levels of all nodes.
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February 01, 2018

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Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We lowered the total cost of ownership by switching from an ESX cluster with separate ESX host, Switches, and SAN.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • No longer have to worry about buying server hardware. I'm just seconds or minutes away from spinning up a new server.
  • Saves time.
  • Creates less stress
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January 26, 2018

Scale HC3 is the Best

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Saved us a ton on hardware
  • Saved us a ton on licenses
  • Saved us a ton on support and consultant fees
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January 24, 2018

Scale is worth a look!

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Upon initial installation we were able to migrate 10 physical servers into the cluster of three. This had the immediate benefit of a reduced electrical and thermal load in the data center.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has had nothing but positive impact. We love being able to have a centralized hub for to run business-critical services and applications.
  • Updates have served us well, with new features to equip or cluster with.
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January 22, 2018

A worthy investment

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Flexibility of systems allows us to justify the cost.
  • Small footprint, 1U of rack space for a multitude of functions.
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January 11, 2018

Scale Computing HC3

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Server licensing is simpler and more cost effective.
  • Costs are reduced in regards to hardware failure, etc. due to support contracts.
  • Support services very cost effective.
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December 18, 2017

SCALE WON'T BAIL!

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Return on Investment

  • The largest ROI we have seen from the HC3 platform is man-power. The HC3 environment is so stable that we sometimes for get it is there. This allows our employees to focus on other much needed projects and organization of our facility.
  • Another great ROI we have noticed is that though the boxes Scale sold to us are not expensive, they seem to be well made and we expect them to outlast our Dell servers that we used to purchase.
  • Finally, Maintenance is next to nothing. I know that if we ever need to replace a server in our HC3 cluster, I only have to call Scale, purchase a new box and not only are they small and easy to install, they pretty much install themselves to the cluster! Talk about a time saver!
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • ROI comes from the things I've mentioned previously. The cost to implement the cluster we have was about the same as replacing the traditional server base that was in need of replacement. The added extra built-in bells and whistles are why we went with Scale.
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December 06, 2017

Scale up today!

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Less recurring costs associated with virtualization.
  • Positive: Longer life cycle for fully integrated solution of storage and virtualization.
  • Positive: Low cost support to upkeep system.
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December 06, 2017

General Cluster

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • As the cluster is owned by my client, and not myself, I'm unable to answer this question accurately.
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January 15, 2018

Scale Support Nightmare

Score 4 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It is performing better than our old physical servers
  • Not sure what to expect in case of failure, knowing Scale support capabilities
  • Can't add any more servers as Sales under sold the hardware and now not giving quotes to upgrade RAM. Pushing to buy complete new node.
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January 12, 2018

Scale

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Positive so far on saving money
  • Support costs are reasonable
  • Initial sizing was way off so had to buy more before we expected to
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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

Scale Computing HC3 Integrations

Leostream, Cloud Unity - Google

Scale Computing HC3 Competitors

VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, Nutanix, 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

 Paid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

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