TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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894 Customers Surveyed

8,047 Data Points Collected

725 Published TechFacts

7 Published Charts

584 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HC3 Customer Research

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

Ease of use
94%
Ease and Speed of Implementation
76%
High Availability of Virtual Machines
65%
Reliability
65%
Scalability
65%
Single Vendor Support
65%

HC3 Case Study

Town Of Collingwood

Introduction

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

“Still in its infancy but for us, it’s the high availability and scalability of the solution that has had the most current operational impact. As we grow over time, it will be ease of management and reduced maintenance from having to maintain other components (ie server, san, networking).”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by 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)
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
    • Tintri
  • 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: Not differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Very differentiated
    • Ease of use: Very differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Scalability
  • Decreased the time spent recovering from a hardware failure running a critical workload not at all with the high availability built into HC3.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Cab Logistics, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of CAB Logistics Inc is based on a November 2015 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Overall, hardware specs are better than previous solution, so VMs perform better.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • 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 higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • 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 differentiated they from the competition:
    • Ease of use: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely 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
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 10-24% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Customer Satisfaction Rating

Mike Kongsjord, an IT Administrator at Riverwood Healthcare Center, would be likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

I felt like HC3 staff was more interested in being a partner rather than a vendor.

HC3 Customer Satisfaction Rating

Amit Dongerdive, an IT Director at OdySea Aquarium, said they would be very likely to recommend HC3 for this reason:

Great product.

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%


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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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