TechValidate Research on Scale Computing HC3

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HC3 Case Study

Traclo (Pty) Ltd

Introduction

This case study of Traclo (Pty) Ltd is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were able to replace 2 servers with a 25% cost saving. Much easier to add new nodes to the cluster when needed.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Has 1 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: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Very differentiated
    • Ease of use: Differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Chemicals Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise chemicals company is based on an April 2018 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 has had an impact on our organization’s data security as well as the evolution of our infrastructure.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • 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 meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • 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.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by up to 10% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 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 freed up IT staff to worry about other IT projects rather than infrastructure hardware and constant firmware and version updates like on other hardware.”

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
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Not 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
    • Scalability
    • Single vendor support
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 10-24% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Hiebing

Introduction

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

“I no longer worry about my risk exposures of a node failing- I now have capacity to run all loads in the event of a single unit being down, and with the refreshed hardware, I’ve gained SSD speed and reset the MTBF clock with new hardware.”

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)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Nutanix
    • XenServer
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Extremely differentiated
    • Ease of use: Very differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Single vendor support

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on an April 2018 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
  • 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
  • Has 3 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: Extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: Very 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
    • 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.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Chemicals Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise chemicals company is based on an April 2018 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 makes it more easy to manage, snapshot, and recover our IT environment in cases of problems. Also, the pricing and performance are very good.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing infrastructure
    • 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
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Nutanix
  • Has 3 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: Differentiated
    • Scalability: Differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Not differentiated
    • Ease of use: Differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Ease and speed of implementation
  • 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 up to 10% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Crawford Central School District

Introduction

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

“Provides ease of management, allowing for more time focused on other cloud applications.”

Challenges

Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:

  • 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)
  • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
  • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Dell Servers / SAN
  • EMC
  • Simplivity

Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.

Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:

  • Single vendor support: Extremely differentiated
  • Scalability: Very differentiated
  • Reliability: Very differentiated
  • Ease of implementation: Very differentiated
  • Ease of use: 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 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 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

St. Albert Public Schools

Introduction

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

“HC3 has allowed our very small IT department to shift focus (and budget) from maintaining our server VM infrastructure to providing better support for our staff and operational systems.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select 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)
  • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
  • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Hypervisor – VMware
  • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Nutanix
  • Simplivity

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: Differentiated
  • Scalability: Not differentiated
  • Reliability: Not 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
  • Single vendor support
  • Reduced training needs

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.

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.

HC3 Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business financial services company is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our IT staff sleeps better at night knowing that more of our critical infrastructure has moved to a highly resilient hardware platform. In addition, the software side means that we make the most of the disk space (de-dupe and other efficiencies, ease of use and efficient snapshotting, which means we are protected from bad OS patches and other security issues.”

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
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
  • Has 4-5 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Very 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
    • 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.

HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Ease of setup of multiple systems in a shorter period of time.”

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
  • 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
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • EMC
  • 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 they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: Extremely differentiated
    • Reliability: Extremely 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
    • 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.
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our installation took us from an extremely aged infrastructure to cutting edge!”

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:
    • 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
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has 1 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • 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
  • 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 > 75% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“So far there has been minimal impact. We are still in the process of migrating machines from vsphere into HC3 so the time and effort that takes eliminates any savings we will see for the first little while. But this one time cost is easy to pay knowing that future scalability and reliability will be increased.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing infrastructure
    • 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

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Simplivity
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs >100 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Very differentiated
    • Ease of use: Differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
    • Scalability

HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
    • Tintri; IBM Storewiz v7000 with blade server
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Differentiated
    • Scalability: Differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Differentiated
    • Ease of use: Differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Unlimited snapshots
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

North Devon Homes Ltd

Introduction

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

“It’s made the infrastructure operations of our VM workloads as simple as we always wanted.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing infrastructure
    • Solved single vendor support of infrastructure
  • 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Nutanix
  • 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: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Not differentiated
    • Reliability: Not 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
    • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Single vendor support
    • Product aimed at our market – SMB – not paying for things we don’t need
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Allowed us to quickly and easily spin up new servers as needed in seconds, as opposed to days or weeks.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • 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 they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Differentiated
    • Scalability: Very differentiated
    • Reliability: Differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Extremely differentiated
    • Ease of use: 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.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on an April 2018 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 has reduced the IT staff requirement and also the required experience level is much lower. "

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 meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • 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: extremely differentiated
      **Scalability: Not differentiated
    • Reliability: Not 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
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

S. M. Wilson & Co.

Introduction

This case study of S. M. Wilson & Co. is based on an April 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are still getting up and running from our current VMware environment. We believe that Scale Computing will save us time in managing our server farm and in DR Testing. We will know more once we are fully transitioned.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • 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)
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
    • To meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
  • Has 1 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: Extremely differentiated
    • Scalability: Differentiated
    • Reliability: Very differentiated
    • Ease of implementation: Differentiated
    • Ease of use: Differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • Ease of use
    • Single vendor support

HC3 Case Study

Maclean Law

Introduction

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

“Easy to deploy virtual machines, and speed snapshots and cloning of VMs.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved scalability of infrastructure
  • Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Nutanix
  • 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 they differentiated from the competition:
    • Single vendor support: Very differentiated
    • Scalability: Differentiated
    • Reliability: Not 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
  • Reduced the time their IT staff spends managing infrastructure by 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise construction company is based on an April 2018 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 have only been using it for a few months but were very impressed with our first disaster recovery test.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabling virtualization without complexity
    • Reducing time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improving availability of critical workloads
    • Improving disaster recovery
    • Solving single vendor support of Infrastructure
    • Reducing 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 – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
    • Simplivity
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • 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
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

North Devon Homes Ltd

Introduction

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

“Has left us more time to focus on the workloads running on the Scale platform and more time with the rest of the organization to develop the use of IT.”

Challenges

Solved the following operational challenges after 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)
  • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
  • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
  • To reduce operational costs
  • Simplification of VM platform and its support requirements

Use Case

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Hypervisor – VMware
  • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Nutanix
  • Proxmox VE

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: Extremely differentiated
  • Scalability: Differentiated
  • Reliability: Not 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
  • Ease and speed of implementation
  • High availability of Virtual Machines
  • Reliability
  • Single vendor support
  • Accurate pricing for SMB market (and beyond)

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.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on an April 2018 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

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

  • Improving availability of critical workloads
  • Solving single vendor support of infrastructure

Purchased their HC3 system for the following reasons:

  • For hypervisor licensing renewal
  • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Dell Servers / SAN
    Has 4-5 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.

Results

Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:

  • Single vendor support: Very differentiated
  • Scalability: Very differentiated
  • Reliability: Very differentiated
  • Ease of implementation: Very differentiated
  • Ease of use: Very differentiated

HC3 Case Study

LTP Sports Group Inc.

Introduction

This case study of LTP Sports Group Inc. is based on a February 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Enables me to focus on long term planning. Frees me to look at other areas of infrastructure that are often neglected such as networking, phone communications, etc.”

Challenges

  • Realized 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:
    • 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
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
    • MAXTA
  • Has 1 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: very differentiated
    • ease of implementation: extremely differentiated
    • ease of use: very 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 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 50-74% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

Dowler-Karn

Introduction

This case study of Dowler-Karn is based on a January 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The process from intial sale to setup was fantastic and has given us great confidence that our Scale cluster will perform as well for us in the future as it is today.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • 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 – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Dell Servers / SAN
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Has 3 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: very differentiated
    • scalability: very 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
    • High availability of Virtual Machines
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a January 2018 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 has allowed our small business to compete in a realm often reserved for enterprise entities through increased reliability, availability and security with a price point that meets our budget needs.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • 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 business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • EMC
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • 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 they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: extremely 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
    • 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 25-49% after deploying HC3.

HC3 Case Study

BARD Materials

Introduction

This case study of BARD Materials is based on a January 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are able to sleep at night now knowing that we’ll be able to continue operation with minimal downtime if there is a hardware failure.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Nutanix
    • Simplivity
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs 10-24 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: 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
    • Reliability
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

Cookietree Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Cookietree Inc. is based on a January 2018 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In our network we had several aging servers that were critical systems. We needed a virtualization platform with high availability to avoid the possibility that a single hardware failure could take out a critical system.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • HP Servers / SAN
  • Has 2 IT personnel responsible for infrastructure.
  • Runs Less than 10 Virtual Machines on HC3.

Results

  • Rated the following HC3 capabilities in terms of how they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: very 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
    • 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.

HC3 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a January 2018 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

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Enabled virtualization without complexity
    • Improved availability of critical workloads
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • 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
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Nutanix
  • Has 4-5 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: very differentiated
    • scalability: differentiated
    • reliability: 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
  • 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.

HC3 Case Study

Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business industrial manufacturing company is based on a January 2018 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

  • Realized 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:
    • For Infrastructure Refresh (replacing aging hardware)
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • HP 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 they differentiated from the competition:
    • single vendor support: differentiated
    • scalability: 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
    • Reliability
    • Scalability

HC3 Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business financial services company is based on a January 2018 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 have been able to implement our DR site with HC3. Using VMware it was just too complicated.”

Challenges

  • Realized the following operational challenges by deploying HC3:
    • Reduced time spent managing Infrastructure
    • 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)
    • For Hypervisor Licensing Renewal
    • To support higher uptime SLAs for critical workloads
    • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives
    • To meet increasing RPO and RTO SLAs
    • To reduce operational costs

Use Case

  • Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:
    • Hypervisor – VMware
    • Hypervisor – Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 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: differentiated
    • scalability: differentiated
    • reliability: differentiated
    • ease of implementation: differentiated
    • ease of use: differentiated
  • Sees the following as the biggest benefits of Scale Computing HC3:
    • 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.



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