www.scalecomputing.com

Founded in 2007, Scale Computing develops scale-out Clustered IT infrastructure products for small to medium-sized organisations based on its patented HyperCore Software.

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Since launching its initial scale-out storage solution in 2009, Scale has grown to over 1,000 deployments. Scale is currently expanding its footprint throughout the datacenter with what analysts are calling the industry’s first hyperconverged architecture, HC3. Scales HC3 semlessly integrates storage, servers and virtualisation into a scalable, turnkey infrastructure that’s as easy to manage as a single server. Designed specifically for IT gerneralists, HC3 is ideal for those who have not yet adopted virtualization due to cost and complexity, enabling them to run highly available applications.

The Easiest, Most Affordable Virtualization Systems

Scale Computing develops converged virtualization and storage systems for small and medium-sized enterprises. These systems enable IT professionals to virtualize environments on a converged scale-out architecture that delivers shared storage benefits without a SAN and with performance that stays one step ahead of demands.

HC3: The Virtualization Platform

Scale Computing’s HC3 platform was built from the ground up for virtualization environments. Similar efficiency and scale concepts used at webscale companies such as Amazon and Google were built into HC3 to deliver a fully integrated platform that includes server, storage and virtualization, all in one appliance, optimized with our patented technology ICOS, for your applications. You no longer make the tradeoff of performance vs cost. This is what the industry is calling Hyperconvergence.

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Businesses can no longer afford to sit on legacy infrastructure to run business applications, but are still forced to do more with less. Virtualization is the first step in building your infrastructure for today and tomorrow. HC3 delivers simplicity, availability and scalability all in one.

 

Reasons to Choose Scale Computing

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SIMPLE. ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOX. NO COMPLEXITY.

With HC3, you get:

  • HC3 OneTouch™ Provisioning – In a matter of minutes, you have all the resources provisioned to have your environment up and running.
  • HC3 OneTouch™ Configuration – Rapidly configure your resources to match your applications using our automated, easy to use web portal.
  • HC3 OneTouch™ Deployment – Once you’ve provisioned and configured, just set the thresholds your business needs, and HC3 does the rest for you.

In addition, you have:

  • No additional software license – HC3 builds in all the software intelligence of the hypervisor and automated management so you don’t have to deal with overbloated licensing features.
  • No additional hardware – HC3’s integrated appliance eliminates the need for separate SAN/NAS or servers so you don’t have to manage separately anymore.
  • No storage protocols – HC3 was designed to abstract the complexity of storage. We integrate the complexity of storage protocols so you no longer have to worry about them.

 

AVAILABLE. YOUR APPLICATIONS. SIMPLY AVAILABLE.

  • HC3 Protect™ Provisioning – All of the benefits of RAID 10, plus more, including protection against disk AND node failures, rebuilds in minutes instead of hours, and automatic 2 sets of copies.
  • HC3 VM Failover™ Configuration – If a node fails, HC3 automatically determines where there is capacity, and moves VMs to those nodes.
  • HC3 High Availability™ Deployment – All VMs have integrated high availability, so you no longer have to worry about downtime.

 

SCALABLE. GROW ON DEMAND. WHEN YOU NEED IT.

  • Pay as you scale – You no longer have to over-provision capacity for what you don’t know. If you need more, simply add more nodes.
  • Dynamic VM allocation – HC3 intelligently identifies where there is capacity and allocates VMs to those nodes, eliminating the guessing game for you. It eliminates underutilization of resources.
  • Automated management – HC3 is built with automation in mind, to eliminate the need for server and storage specialists. Our automated capabilities optimize your resources for a more efficient, scalable virtualization environment.

All of this, at a FRACTION OF THE COST of VMware and other traditional virtualization vendors.

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Rather than treat storage, servers, virtualization, and management as different datacentre silos, HC3 brings these all together in a comprehensive system and automates overall management. This allows IT to focus on managing applications, not infrastructure. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers out-of-pocket costs and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep your applications running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server.

 Virtualization Buyer’s Guide

The Scale Computing HC3 system is designed to deliver the benefits of virtualization without the need for a NAS or SAN storage layer. An HC3 system contains server virtualization software on every node with access to a single pool of storage that spans multiple HC3 nodes, but always looks like local storage to the hypervisor on each HC3 node. HC3 pools compute resources such as CPUs and memory and automatically starts workloads on the node with the most available resources. This clustered architecture provides both the fault tolerance and scalability needed for a high availability environment and dramatically simplifies management of the environment.

 HC3 Data Sheet

Frustrated by the complexity of the modern datacentre and the price of making the move to virtualization? Imagine a datacentre where you could focus only on your applications — without the complexity of separate storage systems, server management, virtualization and clustering? That is the experience delivered by HC3 – a completely virtualized ‘datacentre-in-a-box’ with virtualization, storage and high availability seamlessly integrated into a scalable and cost effective system that is easy to manage.

 Taneja Group HC3 Validation Report

Consolidation and enhanced management enabled by virtualization has revolutionized the practice of IT around the world over the past few years. By abstracting compute from the underlying hardware systems, and enabling over subscription of physical systems by many virtual workloads, IT has been able to pack more systems into the data centre than ever before. Moreover, for the first time in seemingly decades, IT has also taken a serious leap ahead in management as this virtual infrastructure has wrapped the virtualized workload with better capabilities than ever before – tools like increased visibility, fast provisioning, enhanced cloning, and better data protection. The net result has been a serious increase in overall IT efficiency.

 HC3 and ICOS v4 Theory of Operations

This document is intended to describe the technology, concepts and operating theory behind the Scale Computing HC3 System (Hyper-converged Compute Cluster), the Scale Computing SC (Scale-Out Storage Cluster) and the Intelligent Clustered Operating System (ICOS v4) that powers them both. It is assumed that the reader is already familiar with the basic virtualized compute and storage features and benefits of ICOS-based clusters and high-level components of an HC3 or SC, ICOS cluster (nodes, drives, network switches, etc.). For readers familiar with earlier versions of ICOS Storage Systems, this version adds an innovative capability to run virtual machines natively on specific models of Scale Computing ICOS

 KVM-IBM White Paper

70 percent of SMB’s will be virtualizing their infrastructure in the coming years. This five-page, easy-to-read white paper explores the technical and business benefits that make KVM and Scale Computing’s HC3 a solid, less costly and less complex alternative to other market solutions.

 Virtualization for Manufacturing – Weston Homes Plc

Weston evaluated several do-it-yourself virtualisation alternatives and strongly considered implementing VMware’s hypervisor with NetApp shared storage. They found the complexity required for high availability as overwhelming.

 Virtualization for Healthcare – Families, Inc.

Families, Inc. was in the midst of an infrastructure refresh to support a much-needed upgrade to their in-house email application for HIPAA compliance reasons, among others.

 Virtualization for Manufacturing – Poster Display

Prior to virtualizing, the IT environment of the Poster Display Company consisted of a handful of Microsoft Windows-based servers all with direct attached storage.

 UK Retail Success Story: Merida Bicycles Ltd.

With a handful of Microsoft-­based servers approaching the end of their useful life, Merida Bicycles was looking to bring high availability to its IT infrastructure.


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