A School District's Review of the Scale HC3 Platform
August 24, 2022

A School District's Review of the Scale HC3 Platform

Jonathan Ferriter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Scale Computing Platform

We used Scale to host our district servers at our Administrative Center. The Scale Platform gives us a simple and intuitive way to manage multiple servers and to obtain the best possible performance from those servers. Our Scale Platforms hosts a multitude of different servers from web servers to file servers that are accessed daily by multiple users. It also provides us the ease of mind with a backup and DR solution that we did not previously have.
  • Back up and DR
  • Server performance
  • Single pane of glass for easy server management and creation
  • Support for Cisco OVAs and servers
  • Better explanation of snapshot usage
  • Better explanation of data usage
Support has always been quick to respond and has always solved any issue that I had brought to their attention.
We run our SIS on Scale and it has never run better. We also run our Time Management system as well as various SQL databases and have never had a hiccup with the systems since moving them over to Scale.
  • Scale has increased performance tremendously on our most used systems
  • Recovery from downtime has been cut significantly
  • Our DR systems has been upgraded significantly from what we had before
Scale was overall the better option for us due to the ability to get a very powerful system for a cheaper price than what it would have been to achieve the same with VMWare. Although, this has changed now that Scale has seemingly gone to a subscription model for it's software which removes one of the benefits that it had over VMWare.

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The Scale Platform is perfectly suited to run multiple Windows and Linux servers and run them at peak performance. The Scale Platform is also really excellent at data recovery with the intuitive way to mount a snapshot's drive and retrieve any potentially missing data.

The single scenario where we have found Scale to not be great at was when we needed to migrate some existing Cisco-based servers and were unable to do so since they were not supported on a Scale platform.