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HC3 Case Study

Rolling Hills Local School District


This case study of Rolling Hills Local School District is based on a July 2019 survey of HC3 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HC3, purely as a hardware refresh, provided a vast improvement in the speed of services and provisioning of new VMs. We did not have HA or redundancy before Scale, now I can survive most failures or disasters without anyone knowing.”


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

Solved the following operational challenges after deploying HC3:

  • 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 execute an infrastructure refresh (replacing aging hardware)
  • To support business growth expectations or new business initiatives

Purchased HC3 over the following vendors:

  • Dell Servers / SAN
  • Nutanix
  • OVirt, Proxmox, XCP-ng with XOSAN

Use Case

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


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HC3:

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

  • Single vendor support: extremely differentiated
  • Scalability: very 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
  • Reliability
  • 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.

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