TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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Case Study: Small Business Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business construction 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.

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 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: very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: very differentiated
    • Reliability: very differentiated
    • Scalability: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise media & entertainment 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.

“The HC3 system simplified the IT infrastructure in our organization to the point that our desk phones require more maintenance than our entire virtual environment!”

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
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • 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
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: 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
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by > 75% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: North Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Introduction

This case study of NORTH ARKANSAS ELECTRIC COOP is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 is a great product. It greatly reduces the time required to roll out new servers.”

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:
    • Great Technology

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • EMC
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care 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.

“Having one vendor to call for Hypervisor, server and storage hardware just makes sense. Knowing who we are going to call gives us greater peace of mind thinking ahead to the day when we need to call for support.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • EMC
  • Runs 25-49 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: very 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
    • Single vendor support
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: TCI Services Inc.

Introduction

This case study of TCI Services Inc is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 reduced capital costs and provided a single resource for all our server needs.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Runs Less than 10 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: very differentiated
    • Reliability: very differentiated
    • Scalability: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
  • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium 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 improved performance for the users and gave IT and management a business continuity solution.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved disaster recovery
  • 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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Reliability
    • Scalability

Case Study: Crosby ISD

Introduction

This case study of Crosby ISD is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 allowed us an easily managed, reliable, dynamic and scalable platform for our various storage and VM needs.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs Less than 10 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: differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: very differentiated
    • Reliability: differentiated
    • Scalability: differentiated
    • Single vendor support: very differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Reliability
    • Scalability

Case Study: Small Business Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business banking 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.

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
    • 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 reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • EMC
    • NetApp
    • Nutanix
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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
    • Scalability: differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Scalability
  • 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.

Case Study: Desbuild Incorporated

Introduction

This case study of Desbuild Incorporated is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing 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 business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 25-49% of their environment is virtualized.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how differentiated they from the competition:
    • Ease of use: differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: 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

Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business professional services 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 simplified and reduced the time spent managing storage and hypervisor.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Citrix XenServer
  • 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: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: 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
    • 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 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Non Profit

Introduction

This case study of a non-profit is based on a September 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.

“HC3 reduced the cabling and time spent figuring out what went where.”

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
    • 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 reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 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: very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: very differentiated
    • Reliability: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: very 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 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.

Case Study: Morgan County TN Schools

Introduction

This case study of Morgan County TN Schools is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were using a Scale SAN solution before with Iscsi attached to the Scale Sans. It was a great setup, but we had to worry about when servers rebooted or got updates, the iscsi sometimes would not reconnect. Now since the HC3 is processing, ram and storage all built in one solution, we have no worries about updates or iscsi connections.”

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
    • 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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • EMC
    • NetApp
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: very differentiated
    • reliability: extremely differentiated
    • scalability: extremely differentiated
    • single vendor support: 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
  • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Small Business Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business insurance 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.

“We currently are experiencing less connection errors and now have the ability to expand data storage, where as before we were limited to the physical server’s capacity.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
  • 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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • Up to 10% 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: extremely differentiated
    • reliability: very differentiated
    • scalability: extremely differentiated
    • single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services 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.

“With the HC3, the IT staff has been able to focus on business growth projects, rather than constantly working on problems. The rest of the staff now have a fast and robust platform to work off of.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • To replace aging hardware (infrastructure refresh)
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • IBM
  • 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: differentiated
    • ease of implementation: differentiated
    • reliability: differentiated
    • scalability: very 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
  • 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 > 75% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Bengal Transport

Introduction

This case study of Bengal Transport is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It has proven to be stable so far, and testing shows that failovers happen as they should.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of infrastructure
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • To replace aging hardware (infrastructure refresh)
    • To support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
  • 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: differentiated
    • reliability: extremely differentiated
    • scalability: extremely differentiated
    • single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Qed Dynamics, Llc

Introduction

This case study of QED dynamics, LLC is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 has been instrumental in allowing me to focus on delivering projects to my customer without having to futz with the infrastructure I’m building on. I can get the flexibility to prototype and then roll out production systems using a simple web interface to provision my resources.”

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
    • Solved single vendor support of infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • 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
    • NetApp
  • Runs Less than 10 virtual machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: 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
    • 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 > 75% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: North Country Associates

Introduction

This case study of North Country Associates is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 allowed us to return some of our infrastructure from being hosted to owned. This saved us a significant amount in monthly fees. Also, the ease at which the system is managed has made it possible to think outside the original plans for the HC3.”

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
    • 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
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • 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
    • Scalability: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • 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.

Case Study: Tele Business Usa

Introduction

This case study of Tele Business USA is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The HC3 has given me peace of mind about drive and server failure for a good bulk of my servers.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • 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
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • 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: differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: differentiated
    • Reliability: differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: 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
  • 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.

Case Study: Ewing Township

Introduction

This case study of EWING TOWNSHIP is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Spinning up servers is suddenly fun again.”

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
    • 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
  • 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: not differentiated
    • Scalability: differentiated
    • Single vendor support: 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
  • 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.

Case Study: Citizens Medical Center

Introduction

This case study of Citizens Medical Center is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It’s a lot easier to implement a server on the fly.”

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:
    • To replace aging hardware (Infrastructure Refresh)
    • 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
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • EMC
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • 25-49% 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: extremely differentiated
    • scalability: extremely differentiated
    • single vendor support: 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
  • 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 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Washington State Department Of Early Learning

Introduction

This case study of Washington State Department of Early Learning is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The scales have greatly reduced the complexity of managing a virtualized environment and simplified the ability to scale and increase capacity with minimal downtime.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
  • 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 – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: differentiated
    • Reliability: extremely 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
    • Scalability
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 50-74% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: City Of Noblesville

Introduction

This case study of City of Noblesville is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use our HC3 for servers, and we can create test environments or clone servers instantly, which is very useful.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • 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: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Scalability
  • 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.

Case Study: State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a September 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.

“HC3 has reduced the foot print and power and cooling requirements of our data infrastructure for the previous generation, combined with ease of use and deployment, it has also cut down the time to deliver on the turn up of new servers.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • To replace aging hardware (Infrastructure Refresh)
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • EMC
    • 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: extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: City Of Noblesville

Introduction

This case study of City of Noblesville is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3 has allowed the City of Noblesville to move to a mostly VM environment without the complexities, overhead, and Infrastructure cost typically associated with Virtualization.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • 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 business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • 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: very differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • 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 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: St. Richards Catholic College

Introduction

This case study of St. Richards Catholic College is based on a September 2014 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Scale Computing HC3 is a fit and forget solution enabling resources to concentrate on supporting other operational issues and users to gain the best possible IT experience. "

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
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • 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:
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • EMC
    • Nutanix
  • Runs Less than 10 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: extremely differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: very differentiated
    • Scalability: extremely differentiated
    • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

Case Study: Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on a September 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.

“Scale has made our life much easier by allowing us to focus more on the performance of our infrastructure rather than the performance of the Virtualization Platform.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of Infrastructure
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Solved single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reduced IT operating costs
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Runs 25-49 Virtual Machines on HC3.
  • > 75% 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: extremely differentiated
    • reliability: differentiated
    • scalability: very differentiated
    • single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • 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 10-24% after deploying HC3.



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