TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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686 Customers Surveyed

6,204 Data Points Collected

622 Published TechFacts

4 Published Charts

495 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HC3 has freed up IT staff to worry about other IT projects rather than infrastructure hardware and constant firmware and version updates like on other hardware.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
  • Has 2 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: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Not 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
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 10-24% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Customer Testimonial

HC3’s ease of use and Scale’s knowledgeable support team has allowed our two person IT team to focus our efforts where they really make a difference in moving our municipality forward.

Jason Ingalls, IT Systems Administrator, City of Ellsworth, Maine

HC3 Customer Research

What were the top purchasing drivers for buying your HC3 system?

Infrastructure Refresh – replacing aging hardware
85%
Support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
46%
Reduce Operational Costs
43%
Support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
26%
Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
20%
Meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
8%

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 Specialist of a small business computer software company would be very likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

HC3 has great ease of installation and management.

HC3 Case Study

LTP Sports Group Inc.

Introduction

This case study of LTP Sports Group Inc. is based on a January 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“On the IT department: The simplicity of HC3 and it’s simplified HA freed us from ongoing firefighting. The company is operationally more stable and adaptable.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Made IT more fluid and responsive to Requests for service
  • 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
    • Simplify Infrastructure management and allow staff to focus on other areas

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
    • Maxta
  • Has 2 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: very differentiated
    • reliability: very differentiated
    • ease of implementation: very differentiated
    • ease of use: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
  • 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 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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