TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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750 Customers Surveyed

6,760 Data Points Collected

647 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

508 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer 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.

“Our infrastructure is now much easier to manage thanks to Scale!”

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 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
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs Less than 10 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: 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.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 50-74% after deploying HC3.

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 Wholesale Distribution Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business wholesale distribution company is based on an August 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.

“Much less time spent on monitoring, updates, implementation, etc.”

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
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • 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

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
  • Has 1 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: very differentiated
    • Scalability: very differentiated
    • Reliability: very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: differentiated
    • Ease of use: 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
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT Manager of a medium enterprise media & entertainment company would be very likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

Ease of deployment (hardware and software), lower cost, and ease of management.

HC3 Customer Research

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

Ease of use
83%
Ease and Speed of Implementation
63%
High Availability of Virtual Machines
63%
Reliability
52%
Scalability
64%
Single Vendor Support
55%
Other
4%

I have much more time to devote to other aspects of the IT needs of the company since I don’t have to worry about backup and recovery and failing hard drives. With HC3, we did a complete hardware server refresh and virtualized all our servers.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Insurance 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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