TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

HC3 Case Study

Home Retail Group Plc


This case study of Home Retail Group plc is based on an October 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The service simplified the delivery of a key project whilst simultaneously reducing the complexity of support.”


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

  • Solved the following operational challenges after deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • To reduce operational costs
    • Specific VDI project following merger

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • NetApp
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has >10 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs >100 Virtual Machines on HC3.


The surveyed company 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
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support
    • Cost

About This Data

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