Scale Computing Platform

Scale Computing Platform

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Scale Computing Platform

Overview

Recent Reviews

Scale Computing rocks.

10 out of 10
August 17, 2022
We are an MSP - so personally we aren't using it, but are actively rolling it out to clients, and we are looking to add DRaaS for our …
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Great Product, Little Downside.

10 out of 10
August 17, 2022
We use Scale to virtualize our core systems. Our VMware system with Nimble was at end of life, and It was a better option monetarily. It …
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Can't Beat Their Support

9 out of 10
August 15, 2022
We have a small Scale deployment of three nodes in our production cluster and one node at a DR site. Our main site will run about 15 …
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Scale Computing - 1 Year Later.

6 out of 10
August 14, 2022
We utilize the Scale Computing Platform as our primary on-premises virtual environment. We made the decision to migrate from VMWare due to …
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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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Scale Computing for the WIN!

10 out of 10
August 12, 2022
We currently utilize a 3-node system made up of the Intel nucs. It now houses our servers that were once on an 11-year-old Dell server …
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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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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

Product Demos

HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
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HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
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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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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

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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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Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use the Scale HC3 Hypervisor as primary hypervisor for Windows and Linux servers as well as virtual appliances. We also use it as extension to our backup strategy, which allows us to create as many application consistent snapshots as we like, to go back in time whenever needed.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
We have a small Scale deployment of three nodes in our production cluster and one node at a DR site. Our main site will run about 15 virtual machines and our DR site will run one virtual machine. We run a file server, mail server, domain controllers and other servers as well.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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We utilize the Scale Computing Platform as our primary on-premises virtual environment. We made the decision to migrate from VMWare due to aging hardware. The decision was mainly predicated on the cost and benefits that Scale's product provides for us compared to the competitors in the space.
August 14, 2022

Making the job easy.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The scale helps simplify and enhance our IT infrastructure. With its hyper-converged system, it seamlessly blends our needs together into fewer servers than before. Scale's tools for virtual machine management are incredibly helpful when you need to whip something up in a few seconds, whether that's a completely new machine or a clone of an old one. And with their disaster recovery, if you have a secondary cluster, it can keep backups over on that cluster ready to be spun up at a moment's notice.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We were looking for a solution that would allow redundancy of our servers in the case a VM host machine were to go offline in our current server infrastructure. The main thing we use our new Scale Computing Platform HC3 cluster for is the ability of snapshots to reproduce errors in other third-party applications after either an update was applied or a core change was made to the system. We have the knowledge and peace of mind to know if something bad does go on with this update or change; I can always roll back to the snapshot done prior.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We currently utilize a 3-node system made up of the Intel nucs. It now houses our servers that were once on an 11-year-old Dell server that was on its last leg. The backup solution at that time consisted of writing to a hot-swappable HDD that needed to be swapped out every morning. Moving to Scale Computing, we spun up a backup server with a solution that mirrors the backups on our local storage/NAS and moves them off-site to a cloud backup repository making them immutable and untouchable unless needed. That was the deciding factor in going with Scale Computing was the redundancy of multiple nodes limiting downtime in the event of a hardware failure.
Judy L. Berglund | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Scale Computing has various benefits based on the use case. For HC3 it provides for storage, compute and vitualization into a single solution. This allows for simplicity, reduced foot print in the data center, reduced maintenance costs, HVAC, etc. It is a flexible platform right out of the box with minimal setup and configuration time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale Computing HC3 has had a huge impact on our organization. As a non-profit organization, we have a very limited amount of funding for technology needs and therefore must allocate our funds wisely. Previously we used a very complicated Microsoft Hyper-V cluster to try and accomplish what Scale Computing does out of the box with the utmost simplicity. We now have a completely redundant server infrastructure that requires very little of our time to maintain and is solid as a rock. Scale computing gets an A++ in our book!
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale Computing is being used as our primary server cluster across the whole organization. We have it hosting 20+ servers. It's very easy to use and virtually maintenance free. It has freed up a lot of my time, to be honest, I don't even think about it anymore because it just works.
December 18, 2020

Scale HC3 Review

Jon Brantner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We replaced our entire physical server environment for a virtual scale environment. It is more economical to maintain and grow than a physical server environment. It provides many additional features including automated notifications of server issues or outages, visibility of server status and ability to remotely control a server the same as a physical server.
Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Scale HC3 is being used across the entire organization for all our server needs. It is housing all our VMs as well as all of our network storage. It has solved the issues with VMWare licensing, an outdated SAN as well as multiple host servers required to properly run a VMWare environment.
Ryan Elsenheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Our HC3 implementation is a 3-unit cluster servicing 31 active virtual machines of varying architecture (Windows Server 2012 R2>Server 2019, and custom Linux distributions). It has provided nearly 100% uptime servicing of the VMs excluding severe power outages, and has eliminated the need for 8 former virtual host servers.
December 01, 2020

Scale Review

Greg Starnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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 (12), and there are only two of us in the I.T. department. Management of this solutions is very easy and intuitive. We also have two cluster at a different location as our DR site.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We are currently using Scale Computing HC3 across our organization. We chose HC3 due to its simplicity to implement and scale up when necessary. We started with a 3-node system and due to some necessary system upgrades we just added a 4th node to our unit. As a one-person IT department, it made virtualizing our entire environment much easier and without the annual licensing costs of VMWare.
November 30, 2020

HC3 works for me!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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 maintain. It is used for all departments in our organization from a file server to a mapping server.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Our Scale Computing HC3 cluster is used to provide a virtual host farm for the majority of our storage and services across our small college campus. Ultimately, it is utilized by every single faculty, staff, and student with services ranging from department share folders, LDAP connections, SQL databases, and remote desktops.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We use Scale to run all the virtual servers in our environment, including Windows file servers, active directory, DNS, and Exchange. We also have a DR cluster attached where we replicate all of those servers. This allows us, as a smaller company, to save on the cost of physical servers and have a reliable virtual environment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We purchased our Scale Solution to replace all our physical servers that were lost due to a flood. The cluster provides all the server access needed for our entire organization. As well as it helps supply step one in our backup plan.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are currently utilizing an HC3 cluster for district wide applications including ADDS, DHCP, DNS, wireless controller, door access controller, VOIP, HVAC, perfSONAR, freeNAS. Previously I utilized in-house built servers running XCP-NG. This system worked well, however it was time to host more critical applications as well as a hardware refresh. Scale HC3 provided a few items I didn't have before including high availability, redundancy, an excellent support framework, all of which provide peace of mind. I did not have any support with my previous system as I built it and maintained the software with backups but no true redundancy or HA. All of these were my criteria when sourcing my new solution and in the end Scale provided exactly what I needed and with the lowest TCO.
Greg Madden, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It is used across the whole organization. We use it as our core VM platform. It is a major component of our Disaster Recovery policy as well with live snapshot replication. The capability to live migrate between nodes and to instantly spin up snapshots made this an easy decision for my organization