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TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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530 Customers Surveyed

4,780 Data Points Collected

483 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

377 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a July 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.

“Recently we had a critical file server go sideways on a Sunday, 2 hours before a Newscast. I was able to connect via VPN from home and spin up a new server from a snapshot in just minutes. Saving me a 100-mile round trip.”

Challenges

  • 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
    • 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 higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of use: 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: Educational Institution

Introduction

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

“Great virtualization environment with very easy implementation.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 25-49% of their environment is virtualized.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Ease of use: very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: very 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
    • Scalability
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Operational Challenges Solved By HC3

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

Enabled virtualization without complexity
81%
Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
65%
Improved availability of critical workloads
44%
Improved scalability of Infrastructure
66%
Improved disaster recovery
58%
Single vendor support of Infrastructure
40%
Reduced IT operating costs
41%
Other
5%

HC3 Customer Research

What do you see as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3?

Ease of use
82%
Scalability
67%
High Availability of Virtual Machines
65%
Ease and Speed of Implementation
64%
Reliability
58%
Single Vendor Support
52%

An IT Manager of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is very likely to recommend* Scale Computing HC3 for the following reason:

“Excellent product and support.”

*Based on a response of 10 to the question “On a scale of 0-10, how likely is it that you would recommend HC3 to a friend or colleague?”.

HC3 Customer Testimonial

Speed and space increased.

David Tweedale, IT Manager, Fawn Engineering



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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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