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TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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628 Customers Surveyed

5,687 Data Points Collected

574 Published TechFacts

4 Published Charts

455 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Customer Research

What types of operational challenges did deploying HC3 solve for your organization?

Enabled virtualization without complexity
72%
Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
66%
Improved scalability of Infrastructure
64%
Improved disaster recovery
61%
Improved availability of critical workloads
45%
Single vendor support of Infrastructure
44%
Reduced IT operating costs
43%

HC3 Customer Testimonial

We have had hardware failure and as a result, there was no downtime and the replacement caused no interruption to our operating environment.

Richard Postings, IT Administrator, Municipality of Meaford

HC3 Case Study

Small Business Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business food company is based on a January 2017 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Scale has allowed us to find other working alternatives that are more cost-effective.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HC3:

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HC3 that the surveyed company uses:

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • EMC
    • NetApp
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HC3:

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: differentiated
    • Scalability: differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: differentiated
    • Ease of use: very differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation

HC3 Customer Research

What were the top purchasing drivers for buying your HC3 system?

Infrastructure Refresh – replacing aging hardware
85%
Support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
46%
Reduce Operational Costs
43%
Support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
26%
Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
20%
Meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
8%

HC3 Customer Satisfaction Rating

Chuck Evans, an IT Analyst at Dowler-Karn Ltd., would be very likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

The system itself is extremely stable. The support staff is extremely helpful in all aspects even when out of their support boundaries.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise retail company is based on an October 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“You only have to look on one screen to see the status of the entire enterprise, which saves time and having to flip through screens and possibly miss something in the process.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges after deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • VMware VSAN
    • VxRail
  • Has 4-5 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 25-49 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Extremely differentiated
    • Ease of use: Very differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Single vendor support
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.


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About Scale Computing HC3

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server.

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