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Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HC3® software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. This innovation makes HC3 simple for IT to manage and administer.

When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform for distributed enterprises, global retailers, and SMBs alike. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.

The HC3 self-healing machine intelligence automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, which eliminates the need for infrastructure management componentry. This innovation makes HC3 simple for IT to manage and administer.


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Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
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WhatMatrix
Assessment
Overview
Name: Hyperconvergence (HC3)
Type: Hardware+Software (HCI)
Development Start: 2011
First Product Release: 2012
Maturity
Release Dates:
HCOS 8.1.3: feb 2019
HCOS 8.1.0: dec 2018
HCOS 8.0.3: nov 2018
HCOS 7.4.22: may 2018
HCOS 7.2.24: sep 2017
HCOS 7.1.11: dec 2016
HCOS 6.4.2: apr 2016
HCOS 6.0: feb 2015
HCOS 5.0: oct 2014
ICOS 4.0: aug 2012
ICOS 3.0: may 2012
ICOS 2.0: feb 2010
ICOS 1.0: feb 2009
Pricing
Hardware Pricing Model
Per Node
Software Pricing Model
Per Node (all-inclusive)
Support Pricing Model
Per Node
 
  • Design & Deploy
Design
Consolidation Scope
Hypervisor
Compute
Storage
Networking (optional)
Data Protection
Management
Automation&Orchestration
Network Topology
NEW
1, 10 GbE
Overall Design Complexity
Low
External Performance Validation
N/A
Evaluation Methods
Public Facing Clusters
Proof-of-Concept (PoC)
Deploy
Deployment Architecture
Single-Layer
Deployment Method
Turnkey (very fast; highly automated)
 
  • Workload Support
Virtualization
Hypervisor Deployment
KVM User Space
Hypervisor Compatibility
Linux KVM-based
Hypervisor Interconnect
Libscribe
Bare Metal
Bare Metal Compatibility
N/A
Bare Metal Interconnect
N/A
Containers
Container Integration Type
N/A
Container Platform Compatibility
N/A
Container Platform Interconnect
N/A
Container Host Compatibility
N/A
Container Host OS Compatbility
N/A
Container Orch. Compatibility
N/A
Container Orch. Interconnect
N/A
VDI
VDI Compatibility
Citrix XenDesktop
Parallels RAS
Leostream
VDI Load Bearing
Workspot: 40 virtual desktops/node
 
  • Server Support
Server/Node
Hardware Vendor Choice
Lenovo (native and OEM)
SuperMicro (native)
Models
NEW
3 Native Models
Density
NEW
1 node per chassis
Mixing Allowed
Yes
Components
CPU Config
NEW
Flexible: up to 3 options (native); extensive (Lenovo OEM)
Memory Config
NEW
Flexible: up to 8 options
Storage Config
NEW
Capacity: up to 5 options (HDD, SSD)
Fixed: Number of disks
Network Config
NEW
Fixed: HC1200/5000: 10GbE; HE500T: 1GbE
Flexible: HE500: 1/10GbE
GPU Config
N/A
Scaling
Scale-up
CPU
Memory
Scale-out
Storage+Compute
Storage-only
Scalability
3-8 nodes in 1-node increments
Small-scale (ROBO)
1 Node minimum
 
  • Storage Support
General
Layout
Block Storage Pool
Data Locality
None
Storage Type(s)
Direct-Attached (Raw)
Composition
Magnetic-only
Hybrid (Flash+Magnetic)
All-Flash
Hypervisor OS Layer
HDD or SSD (partition)
Memory
Memory Layer
DRAM
Memory Purpose
Read Cache
Metadata structures
Memory Capacity
4GB+
Flash
Flash Layer
SSD, NVMe
Flash Purpose
Persistent Storage
Flash Capacity
Hybrid: 1-3 SSDs per node
All-Flash: 4 SSDs per node
Magnetic
Magnetic Layer
Hybrid: SATA
Magnetic Purpose
Persistent Storage
Magnetic Capacity
Magnetic-only: 4 HDDs per node
Hybrid: 3 or 9 HDDs per node
 
  • Data Availability
Reads/Writes
Persistent Write Buffer
Flash/HDD
Disk Failure Protection
2-way Mirroring (Network RAID-10)
Node Failure Protection
2-way Mirroring (Network RAID-10)
Block Failure Protection
Not relevant (1U/2U appliances)
Rack Failure Protection
N/A
Protection Capacity Overhead
Mirroring (2N) (primary): 100%
Data Corruption Detection
Read integrity checks (software)
Disk scrubbing (software)
Points-in-Time
Snapshot Type
Built-in (native)
Snapshot Scope
Local (+ Remote)
Snapshot Frequency
5 minutes
Snapshot Granularity
Per VM
Backup Type
Built-in (native)
Backup Scope
Locally
To remote sites
Backup Frequency
5 minutes (Asynchronous)
Backup Consistency
Crash Consistent
File System Consistent (Windows)
Application Consistent (MS Apps on Windows)
Restore Granularity
Entire VM
Restore Ease-of-use
Entire VM: Multi-step
Single File: Multi-step
Disaster Recovery
Remote Replication Type
Built-in (native)
Remote Replication Scope
To remote sites
To Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Remote Replication Cloud Function
DR-site (GCP)
Remote Replication Topologies
Single-site and multi-site
Remote Replication Frequency
5 minutes
Remote Replication Granularity
VM
Consistency Groups
No
DR Orchestration
N/A
Stretched Cluster (SC)
N/A
SC Configuration
N/A
SC Distance
N/A
SC Scaling
N/A
SC Data Redundancy
N/A
 
  • Data Services
Efficiency
Dedup/Compr. Engine
Software
Dedup/Compr. Function
Efficiency (space savings)
Dedup/Compr. Process
Post-Processing
Dedup/Compr. Type
Always-on
Dedup/Compr. Scope
Persistent data layer
Dedup/Compr. Radius
Per Node
Dedup/Compr. Granularity
1 MiB
Dedup/Compr. Guarantee
N/A
Data Rebalancing
Full (optional)
Data Tiering
Yes
Performance
Task Offloading
KVM: IOVirt
QoS Type
N/A
QoS Granularity
N/A
Flash Pinning
Per virtual disk
Security
Data Encryption Type
N/A
Data Encryption Options
Hardware: N/A
Software: HyTrust KeyControl + Client (validated); WinMagic SecureDoc CloudVM (validated)
Data Encryption Scope
Hardware: N/A
Software: Data-at-rest
Data Encryption Compliance
Hardware: N/A
Software: FIPS 140-2 Level 1 (HyTrust; WinMagic)
Data Encryption Efficiency Impact
Hardware: N/A
Software: Yes (HyTrust; WinMagic)
Test/De...
Fast VM Cloning
Yes
Portabi...
Hypervisor Migration
HC3 Move
File Services
Fileserver Type
N/A
Fileserver Compatibility
N/A
Fileserver Interconnect
N/A
Fileserver Quotas
N/A
Fileserver Analytics
N/A
Object Services
Object Storage Type
N/A
Object Storage Protection
N/A
Object Storage LT Retention
N/A
 
  • Management
Interfaces
GUI Functionality
Centralized
GUI Scope
Single-site and Multi-site
GUI Perf. Monitoring
Basic
GUI Integration
Not relevant (Unified interface)
Programmability
Policies
Full
API/Scripting
REST-APIs
Apache Thrift
Python executables
Integration
N/A
Self Service
Partial
Maintenance
SW Composition
Unified
SW Upgrade Execution
Rolling Upgrade (1-by-1)
FW Upgrade Execution
1-Click
Support
Single HW/SW Support
Yes
Call-Home Function
Full
Predictive Analytics
N/A

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