TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

HC3 Case Study

Non Profit


This case study of a non-profit is based on an October 2020 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I check on it once in a while, truly a set and forget solution”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HC3:

Solved the following operational challenges after deploying HC3:

  • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
  • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
  • Greatly simplified or VM environment

Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:

  • To execute an infrastructure refresh (replacing aging hardware)
  • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
  • To reduce operational costs

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Dell Servers / SAN
  • xenserver

Use Case

  • Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HC3:

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
  • Single vendor support

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 > 75% after deploying HC3.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Scale Computing HC3 by TechValidate.

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