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TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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553 Customers Surveyed

4,977 Data Points Collected

507 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

398 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business financial services company is based on a January 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.

“We have been able to implement our DR site with HC3. Using VMware it was just too complicated.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
    • 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 25-49 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: differentiated
    • scalability: differentiated
    • reliability: differentiated
    • ease of implementation: differentiated
    • ease of use: differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

M&H Plastics

Introduction

This case study of M&H Plastics is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are still quite new to our HC3 implementation, but already we have seen the benefits of the ease and rapid deployment of systems when necessary.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Has 4-5 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: extremely differentiated
    • scalability: extremely differentiated
    • reliability: very differentiated
    • ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • ease of use: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Scalability
  • 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.
  • 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%

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 Satisfaction Rating

An IT Manager at a medium enterprise energy & utilities company would be very likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

Excellent product. Very easy to use.

HC3 has greatly improved not only our BCP and DR but has given us new opportunities to test them as we can quickly spin up test DR environments and go through our procedures.

Security Officer, Medium Enterprise Banking Company



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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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