Scale is the best solution for small to medium size businesses.
March 29, 2019

Scale is the best solution for small to medium size businesses.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing HC3

We have replaced most of our physical servers with virtual machines running on 2 Scale systems in two locations. We will be adding a third in the next year. We run domain controllers, file servers, email server and application servers virtually. We have a DR solution by using the remote connections. Additionally we use the snapshots to protect against malware/ransomware attacks.


  • Redundancy
  • Maximum uptime
  • Scalability
  • Dependability


  • Multiple Remote connections options for the same virtual machine
  • Online storage of snapshots for DR purposes
  • Allow higher speed transfer of snapshots between remote connections
The few times I have needed help, the support staff is quick to respond and very knowledgeable. Opening a connection for the support staff to get into your system is very quick and easy. I have even had the support staff call me a day or so after just to make sure the issue was fully fixed before they close it out on their end.
The first systems that I created on the HC3 clusters was a backup server and a file server. We were able to quickly get the data transferred and now have several layers of protection from lost, corrupted or maliciously attacked files. Since then we have added several domain controllers at each location and other business critical application servers. Eventually I plan to have 90% of my servers running as VMs on the Scale systems.
  • The number one thing Scale has done for me is give me peace of mind. I don't fear that ransomware or something else is going to cost me my job.
  • Time savings have come with the virtual machines taking less time to reboot and to create. I was able to create 3 new domain controllers in about 25% of the time it took me on physical servers.
  • Having the ability to kick off servers at the remote locations means that my down time is minutes instead of hours or days.
Scale has basically the same features that Nutanix offers but was more geared towards small to medium size business. Scale was the only vender that offered an evaluation tool to see exactly how much power we needed in each node to begin our transition. Based on that they gave me a custom quote that blew away the price that Nutanix was offering. The cost on 1 of the 3 nodes from Nutanix was almost the same as the cost for the total Scale system.
Scale is the best solution for small to medium size businesses that want to protect their data and increase their uptime. The only real flaw I see is with the limitation to only have a VM backup to one remote location. With larger businesses, it would be critical to have more than one location to protect your data. Even in our situation, our two locations a fairly close to each other so a natural disaster could possibly take out both locations.


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