TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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788 Customers Surveyed

7,090 Data Points Collected

672 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

528 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Case Study: Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise transportation services company is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HC3 made my job a whole lot easier day-to-day. It just runs and runs without issues; never hiccups or goes down. It is the bomb!”

Challenges

  • Solved 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
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs 25-49 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% of their environment is virtualized.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Ease of use: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support
  • Decreased the time spent recovering from a hardware failure running a critical workload from 8-24 hours to less than 10 minutes (97-99% reduction in recovery time) with the high availability built into HC3.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise banking company is based on a June 2015 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HC3 has allowed us to replace aging hardware and Windows 2003 operating systems by going to Windows 2012 VMs. It is also allowing us to have the disaster recovery capabilities and options that we did not have prior.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reason:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 50-74% of their environment is virtualized.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Ease of use: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: very differentiated
    • Scalability: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Reliability
  • Decreased the time spent recovering from a hardware failure running a critical workload from over 1 week to less than 10 minutes (99.9% reduction in recovery time) with the high availability built into HC3.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

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 Testimonial

HC3 is our first serious server solution our company has invested in, upgrading from desktop class workstations doing most of our workload. The biggest impact our new hardware has is redundancy at every level — from disks all the way down to power and network.

Tim Tilberg, Operations, Fitment Group

HC3 Customer Testimonial

We have gone from managing 4 products to one on scale, with better performance and ease of management.

Jason Martin, IT Manager, SIL International

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%


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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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