TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3


Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“[HC3] just works. I’ve installed it and I check it each day, but 99 out of 100 times there are no alerts and nothing to do to it.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • 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 reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • NetApp
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 50-74% of their environment is virtualized.

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: very differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: very 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 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 50-74% after deploying HC3.




About This Data

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