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Scale Computing HC3 Review: "SCALE is Pretty Darn Awsome"
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Updated March 13, 2019

Scale Computing HC3 Review: "SCALE is Pretty Darn Awsome"

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Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing HC3

We use the SCALE platform across our whole Organization, It has helped us be more flexible , and faster to respond to issues. The smaller footprint has helped us with heating and cooling issues. Updates and patching has become less of a chore, and a more approachable task. Downtimes are becoming a thing of the past..reboots are amazing..!!
  • Implementation was smooth and their technicians were very knowledgeable
  • the training videos were very helpful
  • They responded to every issue, question, and situation very promptly.
  • Getting from our primary cluster, to our DR cluster through the console is kinda clunky, requires a login.
  • Adding different colors for each VM in the console, would be awesome ( or some way to differentiate them).
  • Possibly make it so the dashboard layouts are configurable??
They are pros, that have a team that really seems to know their products. They respond to our requests in a timely manner, professionally, and without hesitation. Their products are very stable and provide a secure and resilient platform.
We are planning on moving most of our mission critical Apps to SCALE. So far our migrations have gone well, and changing resources and moving servers has been fairly easy. Cert server, DC and DHCP are up and running. Plus HUGS, ( for infant security ) all run better and have had less reboots while running on the scale platform.
  • We have had to purchase fewer metal computers , and have been able to add servers quickly ,without waiting for hardware , less delays on implementation
  • Because adding VM's is so easy, we may need to update our nodes sooner than expected..( More Cost)
  • we are able to configure machines using only the resources needed , saving on disk space and Ram

I have used VMware , and Hyper-V, Both require huge learning curves and large involvement in other hardware to get your environment built and configured .Plus the vendors have so many versions to support, they can be confusing to Maintain. Scale was, from box to rack, to running in just a couple days. So easy even I can do it..!


For smaller facilities, pricing is attractive. We were able to move to a Virtual environment, which we likely couldn't jump to on an environment from someone like VMware. Upgrading when needed, due to space or ram requirements, looks like it could be concerning due to additional costs. Operating system licensing is very confusing..!

Using Scale Computing HC3

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System Support ,

we are responsible for configuration and support of all ,IT products within our facility,

Servers, desktops and peripherals.

Including , software , and automation

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Anyone with any basic computer understanding could run a scale HC3, although someone with higher knowledge can that that platform , and

run with it, , that in turn would allow a site to have a very scalable ,and upgradeable and stable platform, and that is totally piece of mind

  • We have decreased our footprint within our facility, saving heating and cooling costs
  • we can be more reactionary to needs within our facility( spin up a server quickly, )
  • better control of our budget moneys, easier to plan and forcast for our future..
  • Gives us room to grow!!
  • we plan on moving our servers from the cloud, and placing them in our own !
  • Backup and recovery!!

we are loving our scale environment, But have run into a couple compatibility glitches with some software, that make our heads hurt..

scale is assisting up , no problem

Evaluating Scale Computing HC3 and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability

affordable, usable and scalable

likely wouldn't change a thing