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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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Ease of Updates: Users have appreciated the simplicity of performing updates on the Scale Computing Platform, noting that it only requires …
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Scale computing.

9 out of 10
June 11, 2024
Incentivized
Scale is the best VMware alternative in the industry right now. Due to recent changes in the VMware pricing model, the renewal cost for …
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Love SCP

10 out of 10
December 07, 2023
Incentivized
We utilize the Scale Computing Platform as a central element of our IT infrastructure. SCP provides us with a highly scalable and …
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Pricing

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HE151

$3,300

On Premise
per node

HE501

$6,800

On Premise
per node

HC1300

$11,900

On Premise
per node

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.scalecomputing.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $3,300 per node
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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, its 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

Screenshot of Scale Computing Fleet Management Dashboard - 
At-a-glance summary of the health of the fleet upon login.Screenshot of Cluster Details -
Details of a particular cluster, including health, fleet manager connectivity, nodes, and VMsScreenshot of Scale Computing Fleet Manager -
Manages an organization’s fleet of Clusters.Screenshot of Hypercore UI -
Simple Web Interface for Local Management of the Cluster and its Workloads

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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Unix
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobally
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Scale Computing Platform starts at $3300.

VMware vCenter, VMware ESXi, and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are common alternatives for Scale Computing Platform.

Reviewers rate 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).

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 and Ratings

(338)

Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Ease of Updates: Users have appreciated the simplicity of performing updates on the Scale Computing Platform, noting that it only requires a single button to push, allowing for efficient streamlining. This has saved users valuable time and effort and has helped them to stay current with software enhancements seamlessly.

Efficient Deployment: Reviewers have highlighted the easy and fast deployment of new servers on the platform, i.e. requiring zero additional space or power making the setup hassle-free. The efficiency in deployment has been crucial for users looking to expand their infrastructure rapidly without complications or delays.

Robust Backup Solutions: Users value the robust backup solutions available on the Scale Computing Platform, mentioning the ease of creating multiple scheduled backups for machines and the speed at which fresh installations can be brought up. This reliability has instilled confidence in users regarding data protection and disaster recovery capabilities.

UI Design: Several users have criticized the UI for its lack of aesthetics and impractical focus, suggesting it could be made more visually appealing and user-friendly. Others have felt that the current design prioritizes aesthetics over functionality, although they acknowledge ongoing improvements in this aspect.

Backup Functionality: Users have expressed frustration over the absence of a backup API, which forces VMs to be managed like physical machines, leading to various limitations and inefficiencies. They note that treating VMs as physical machines due to the lack of a dedicated backup API results in challenges related to data protection and recovery processes.

Logging and Monitoring Features: Many reviewers have pointed out the deficiency in logging and auditing capabilities visible to customers, highlighting a need for improved transparency and accountability within the platform. Users emphasize the importance of having robust logging features for tracking system activities and ensuring compliance with security standards.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Even though Scale's management interface is not as rich as VMware's, that has all the basics for you to manage your VMs accordingly. You can split the servers into different groups to have a better visualization of your environment and apply some actions to all servers.
September 28, 2023

Simplicity delivered

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale Computing Platform HC3 have a very simple and easy to use User Interface, you can manage all resources from a single GUI on any web browser, you can use tags to identify and peform operations on all VMs selected, its a very easy to understand software, everyone can operate it.
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Scale Computing product is very easy to use, and intuitive. Often times I dont have a need to log into the cluster for a month or more, but when I do, I have no problem remembering where i need to go to complete various tasks. I really do just set the system up and forget it. Their are a few areas of the UI I would change or freshen up, but other than that I am totally satisfied with the offering
Ryan Elsenheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
HC3 is very stable and highly scalable, however it does have 2 small issues: 1) the interface poorly delineates where you available RAM utilization will exceed the redundancy threshold, and 2) the interface has a small issue with the search field auto-populating usernames to it because of the field name. Neither are significant issues, but the intent is that gives you any idea of how stellar the product has been. That is all I can find to speak to, to not be a 10. You should get a good idea of how strongly positive I am towards the system.
December 01, 2020

Scale Review

Greg Starnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's a great product, but there are a few 3rd party products don't work exactly like they could, but I don't feel like that is a major issue. Most products have another option for it to work.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I dont have any issues with the system. Everything work as expected and when there is a problem its very simple to resolve. The hardest part of installing it was migrating the machines and ones that was completely understood it was easy to accomplish. I would recommend this product to anyone.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Scale HC3 user interface is very simple and intuitive. Creating VM's is a breeze, and setting up snapshot schedules is also very simple. The settings menu is simple clearly labeled, making it easy to find everything without having to drill down several layers into a menu. The update process is as simple as it gets, with all the information for available updates right in the Update tab in the settings menu. Adding and editing users is done with a few keystrokes and a couple of mouse clicks. I have found nothing about the HC3 product that I would consider difficult.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale's interface has all of the required options to provision and manage VMs with nothing in the way that a non-expert needs to see. I would give a 10 rating if more detailed and low level options were available but this isn't what Scale is designed to do.
Greg Madden, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I was not a part of the purchase or demo team so i had never even touched it when they brought it in to our company to use. Within 3 minutes of just looking at the interface, I figured out how to do pretty much everything. It is extremely intuitive and even for those without much experience in virtualization, Scale is a wonderful solution.
November 25, 2020

Scale HC3 review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our Scale cluster was very easy to setup and to maintain. Scale support is very knowledgeable and helpful. When initially setting up the cluster we had a question and we did not have to wait on hold for a support person. He answered our questions and gave additional advise for other options. We have had ZERO issues with our servers. Very happy
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale is a very simple solution to deploy. Couple that with their support team and they had us running with new hardware within an hour. The Scale interface isn't the prettiest, but it's very easy to use and navigate. It didn't take me long to get used to using all of the tools, especially with the training they offer.
Thomas Martini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Scale Computing HC3 Server allowed us to move all of our physical and virtual servers without any problems at all. The HC3 handles our extremely large volume of images and data with great speed and reliability. I have been extremely impressed by the Scale HC3.
Blaine Derek Cappel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It just works. Since being introduced to their solution several years ago I have been completely satisfied. They don't over promise or under deliver. The stability, performance, and ease of use have more than lived up to the hype. Spinning up a new VM is simple and quick. The dashboard is fantastic.
David Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Everything you need to do is point-and-click easy. If you are the kind of admin who wants to edit every config file and endlessly customize your environment, then Scale may not be for you. On the other hand, if you just want it to work really well, and do what they told you it will do, then Scale is the ideal system.
Chris Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The product is extremely easy to deploy and, as an example, I was able, during COVID lockdown, to have a new 4 node cluster deployed remotely, using Colo engineers to physically install and cable to my specifications. Once the out of band management was configured I was able to enter the very few node and cluster personalisation attributes to each node and the service was up and running.

Once the basics are known, using and managing the system is also as straight forward even through we are talking about a hyperconverged compute cluster with good performance and resilience built in.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Scale Computing HC3 is extremely easy to use. There is virtually no learning curve for you if you are migrating from VMWare or Citrix, and if you are starting off fresh, then it is one of the easiest systems to pick up and learn. My staff and I had a 1 hour training/web demo of the system, and that was all we needed to get going!
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