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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: Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on a December 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We are still transitioning over to the Scale HC3 cluster, so impact not felt fully yet. However, the ease of use and reliability have already been felt.”

Challenges

  • Solved 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 reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 10-24% 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: very differentiated
    • reliability: differentiated
    • scalability: differentiated
    • single vendor support: 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 over 1 week to less than 10 minutes (99.9% 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.

A Chief Information Officer of a medium enterprise health care company is very likely to recommend* Scale Computing HC3 for the following reason:

“The product has worked well, needs little maintenance and is a real cost performer.”

*Based on a response of 9 to the question “On a scale of 0-10, how likely is it that you would recommend HC3 to a friend or colleague?”.

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%

Case Study: Intracorp Real Estate LLC

Introduction

This case study of Intracorp Real Estate LLC is based on a November 2015 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HC3, having high availability for our critical systems has eased stress about the recovery of systems.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following after deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3

Results

  • 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

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%

D. Wells, an ICT Network Manager at Stoke Park School & CTC is very likely to recommend* Scale Computing HC3 for the following reason:

“It’s a great system that’s very easy to use.”

*Based on a response of 10 to the question “On a scale of 0-10, how likely is it that you would recommend HC3 to a friend or colleague?”.



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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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