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TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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393 Customers Surveyed

3,541 Data Points Collected

310 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

270 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Case Study: Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business health care 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.

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenge by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reason:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs Less than 10 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: very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefit of Scale Computing HC3:
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
  • Decreased the time spent recovering from a hardware failure running a critical workload from 1-8 hours to less than 10 minutes (83-97% reduction in recovery time) with the high availability built into HC3.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 50-74% 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%

I don’t worry about the hardware. I now just focus on the virtual machines.

IT Administrator, State & Local Government

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 Customer Testimonial

HC3 has been very easy to use and I have been able to train new guys on using it with ease!

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Case Study: AdminisTEP LLC (formerly Legacy Consulting)

Introduction

This case study of AdminisTEP LLC (was Legacy Consulting) is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 allowed us to consolidate servers from old hardware to Scale, as well as roll out additional utility servers without additional hardware costs.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability 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:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Home grown KVM
  • Runs 10-24 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: extremely 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
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 10-24% 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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