Scale Computing HC3: the best VM platform
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 19, 2019

Scale Computing HC3: the best VM platform

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing HC3

We use the Scale platform across multiple service assets. Initially, we implemented Scale for running virtual servers on our ERP system, we quickly realized we were under using it and added multiple virtual machines for other services with the company.
  • The initial install was simple and straight forward, we purchased setup support but didn't need to use it.
  • Virtual machine setup is fast and easy.
  • The ability to store ISOs for new virtual machine installs is a great time-saving device.
  • The need for backups of virtual machines is satisfied with the built-in redundancy.
  • The firmware update process requires a complete restart if the system. The ability to schedule upgrades would be great.
  • The UI is a bit cumbersome, using icons instead of labels is not SOP but it works.
Scale support is great. I've never had an instance where I couldn't get a live person online in minutes. Awesome tech support.
With the Scale platform, we have been able to run through staffed upgrades of our ERP Staten in days. Previously, this process too months because of physical hardware limitations.
  • We have been able to retire multiple servers instead of replacing them. This has saved 10s of thousands of dollars.
  • We have been able to test separately and combine services to find the perfect balance. This would previously have required multiple official servers.
There Scale solution is easier, vastly simplified, more robust and fault tolerant, and faster than any other solution we've tried.
We have had instances where an emergency replication if a virtual machine was needed. Previously, this took hours. With the Scale platform, it now takes minutes. The ability to clone, then rename virtual machines is awesome for testing new strategies and processes.