If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Scale Computing HC3, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate Scale at an eight out of ten. Scale has major improvements that they need to fix up. However, it is pretty good in terms of capability and scalability.
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 interchangeable. We need to be able to adapt it to whatever we need. That said, this product and its salespeople are not flexible. I'd advise others to make sure you buy as fast and as big as possible at the beginning. You won't have many opportunities to do upgrades in the box that you have. For example, if you need 64 GIGs of RAM, buy 128 - at least double. Don't get it back to the wall where you don't have an option to increase. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
What do you like most about Scale Computing HC3?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
How does hyper-converged differ from converged? Is one better than the other?
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