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Phil Liva
Real User
IT Director at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Easy VM snapshotting, cloning and exporting. Easy unattended online software upgrades of the host OS (live with all VMs running). Rapid VM creation from Microsoft Server… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Physical server consolidation, VM cloning for easy backups, easy sharing/allocation of compute, storage and RAM resources.

What needs improvement?

Not really sure. Scale does keep improving the features with their regular software upgrades.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing was more than fair and licensing is not a separate purchase but is instead included with the converged package.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have never used VMware or Hyper-V, but the ease of adopting and using Scale's hyperconverged virtualization has been a very favorable experience. This is virtualization… more »

What other advice do I have?

Some VMware and Hyper-V images cannot be easily installed on Scale, though with conversion tools (e.g. QEMU), many of them can.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I considered VMware, but decided against it due to its much greater complexity, high cost, and much steeper learning curve.

What is Scale Computing S-Series?

Scale Computing's S-series line of storage products is the storage workhorse for the mid-market. It's perfect for the vast majority of SMB uses cases such as archiving, virtualization, virtual desktops, disk-based backup, and even some database loads. It includes 210 MB of throughput on a three-node cluster.

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Scale Computing S-Series customers

Iron County Schools, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, City of St. Cloud, Sevier County Bank, St. Richards Catholic College, Summit Pacific Medical Center, Auburn University, Triton School Corporation, Safran, Anamosa School District, Karl Strauss, Jasper County REMC, GEO Foundation

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