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TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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455 Customers Surveyed

4,115 Data Points Collected

383 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

317 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


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%

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 relieved us of a lot of worry about our aging hardware and has made availability and redundancy a big part of our infrastructure. The ability to upgrade firmware without losing machine use during the workday is amazing; and the ease of configuring and backing up VMs is beyond anything we ever had before.

Jessica McGeary, IT Manager, Merganser Capital Management

HC3 Customer Testimonial

The HC3 had zero operational impact during a complicated infrastructure migration from a traditional vSphere/Server/SAN to the HC3 platform. Ongoing management of the HC3 is very straight forward which is important for those of us who only spend 5-10% of our time managing infrastructure. So far it has truly been a set and forget system.

Seth Maguire, Manager of Software Engineering, LCI Engineering Inc.

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.


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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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