Scale Computing HC3: Not your Average Virtual Environment!
March 08, 2019

Scale Computing HC3: Not your Average Virtual Environment!

Ben Damon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing HC3

We are using Scale for our whole organization. We are currently utilizing two clusters which operate independently but replicate snapshots between them, so we have a fail over option if need be. We are running 90% of our approximately 30 application and database servers on these clusters. We couldn't be happier with the support Scale provides; they will walk you through every step of the setup and maintenance without any issues. It is the easiest solution I've used.
  • Support is # 1
  • Simple, intuitive interface
  • Consistently releases updates, and takes customer suggestions for improvements.
  • The ability to reduce hard drive size, online, would be nice.
  • The ability to upgrade old hardware's physical disks would be great.
They provide all the support you would ever need, from the initial setup of the cluster and software upgrades to provisioning and maintenance of the virtual servers. We haven't needed to call much at all, but when we did, they were able to remotely connect, using a built-in tool, and solve all of the problems quickly.
We have several MS SQL databases 100GB - 300GB, an Exchange server with a 350GB mailstore, a POS system with 25 terminals. No problems with performance.
  • We purchased three nodes with 3-year support this year and we believe that we won't need to purchase another node for at least 2 years.
  • Our next upgrade will provide at least 33% more resources to the cluster, just by adding one physical node.
  • Hardware and software are bundled together in the purchase price. Scale is much less expensive then VMWare.
Scale is much easier for inexperienced users to use. Its web-based portal is great. Console access launches quickly and works perfectly.
I wouldn't use Scale for a file server, do to the fact that hard drives are not able to be upgraded and I might run out of space in the future. Of course, the newer models do handle much more disk space, so it might not be an issue for some environments. Being a virtual solution, the savings on resources are super. We are running 15 windows servers on our new 3 node Scale environment without any performance hits or complaints from our users.