Scale Computing HC3 Overview

Scale Computing HC3 is the #16 ranked solution in our list of HCI Software. It is most often compared to Nutanix Acropolis AOS: Scale Computing HC3 vs Nutanix Acropolis AOS

What is Scale Computing HC3?

HC3 is an appliance-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution. HC3 combines servers, storage, virtualization, and backup/disaster recovery into a single appliance. This hyperconvergence of technologies radically simplifies IT infrastructure making it easier to implement and manage and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of infrastructure. The HC3 hyperconverged appliance approach allows seamless, non-disruptive infrastructure scale out and automated, non-disruptive software and firmware updates. Our customers choose HC3 to reduce complexity and cost from IT infrastructure so they can focus their IT administration on improving applications and process rather than managing and maintaining complex infrastructure.

Buyer's Guide

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Scale Computing HC3 Customers

Edgetec Systems, Triton School Corporation, Anamosa Community School District, Standard School District, Iron County School District, Sevier County Bank, St. Richard’s Catholic College, Stoke Park School and Community Technology College, City of St. Cloud Minnesota, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, KIB Electronics, Chaitons LLP, Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center, Penlon, American College of Education, Steel Summit Holdings, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum

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IT Director at a renewables & environment company with 201-500 employees
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Top 5
Good stability with a straightforward setup, but scaling is difficult

What is our primary use case?

We were running Dynamics AX, so my environment had 12 VMs. We had one or two 2012 Windows servers and I had two 2012 SQL servers, and an R2 as well.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
  • "I've had so many issues with the sales team when I was looking to make some improvements, and improve the performance. They would create so many excuses to force me to buy new nodes all the time and not let me add more memory to each node."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the client. I'm not sure which version of the solution we use, however, it has been fully updated. All our servers were co-hosted in another location, and I decided to bring everything on-premise due to our need to have the best performance. They need to change that mentality that they just want to sell the box. It is what it is, that they don't allow us to do upgrades. I think this mentality is like an Apple mentality where you have to buy whatever you want at the beginning and you cannot change, and nowadays, everything is so…