Scale saved me from a VMware upgrade nightmare!
January 10, 2018

Scale saved me from a VMware upgrade nightmare!

Craig Ackerson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing HC3

We moved our entire VMware environment onto HC3. We use it to run our Windows servers. We are about to spin up our DR site as well. All of our Active Directory servers, FileCloud server, print servers, QuickBooks run on it. We will also be using it to replace Splashtop for users logging in remotely.

  • HC3 is easy to set up.
  • The administration is so simple that you can give admin to less experienced employees.
  • The VMs are very fast!
  • The interface needs more color.
  • Integrate the Doubletake software into the system.
  • Cloud replication?
My engineer knows me by name and walked me through the initial install. He was smart and nice and paced the training and support very well. I also am not afraid that I will get stuck without the ability to reach someone who understands my issues. This makes me sleep well at night.
We run only basic things like QuickBooks, Sage and file and print services on our stuff
  • Prevented expensive VMware upgrade
  • My boss loves no monthly fees
  • Cost so much less - I used the money for network upgrades too
I hate VMware with all my passion. The expense is way too much! Overly costly and complex, and dependent on MS SQL server? Are you kidding me? That is not acceptable to me. I need to have something I can understand and teach others how to use. I am not going to school to learn how to run a datacenter!
Please do yourself a HUGE favor - get rid of overly complex VMware in small environments! Are you crazy - you can never understand all that. However if you are in a big environment, maybe VMware still has use, I would hate that but some things have to stay old tech I suppose.