Scale Computing Welcomes VMware Users with No-Cost License Term Coverage
Customers Looking for VMware Alternatives Can Transfer Up to a Year of their Existing License When Moving to the Award-Winning Scale Computing Platform
Scale Computing invites VMware customers to embark on a technology innovation and cost-saving journey with our Seamless Switch Program. This initiative is designed to provide a seamless transition for making the shift from VMware to Scale Computing by:
providing coverage for their remaining term at no additional cost.*
free migration tool access to enhance the transition experience.
one free pass to Platform//2024, a Scale Computing Customer and Partner Conference.
In addition, all VMware customers who receive a demo and a Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform) pricing quote will receive a FREE Fitbit Versa 4!.
Scale Computing's award-winning hyperconverged approach provides a streamlined path to virtualization that is simple, secure, and reliable.
With SC//Platform, you can reduce unplanned downtime by up to 90%, reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 40%, and manage your entire infrastructure from a single pane of glass with Scale Computing Fleet Manager.
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*Scale Computing will provide term coverage for up to 12 months.
Scale Computing Platform: A Superior VMware Alternative
In virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure, VMware has long been a dominant player. However, the landscape is changing rapidly, with many organizations seeking alternatives that offer enhanced features, cost-effectiveness, and simplicity. Scale Computing Platform has emerged as a leading choice, providing a superior VMware alternative that addresses the evolving needs of modern businesses. Here, we explore the key reasons why SC//Platform stands out as a powerful VMware competitor.
Simplicity and Ease of Use
One of the most significant advantages of SC//Platform is its simplicity and ease of use. Unlike VMware, which can be complex and require extensive training, Scale Computing offers a user-friendly interface that is accessible to both IT experts and newcomers. This ease of use makes it an ideal choice for organizations of all sizes needing more resources or expertise to manage a complex virtualization environment.
SC//Platform also eliminates the need for specialized virtualization knowledge and can be set up in minutes. The system is designed to be self-healing, making it more resilient to hardware failures and reducing the burden on IT staff. This simplicity extends to ongoing management, with features like automated backups, resource allocation, and scaling.
Cost is a critical factor for businesses of all sizes. VMware is known for its licensing costs, which can be a significant barrier for smaller organizations. In contrast, SC//Platform is a cost-effective alternative that offers robust virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure without breaking the bank.
SC//Platform Migration Overview
In this video, Scale Computing's Director of Solutions Architects, Mike O'Neil, talks through the many options available for migrating to SC//Platform.
Scale Computing's all-in-one approach means there’s no need to purchase separate licenses for virtualization software, storage, and backup solutions. This consolidation leads to considerable cost savings. Moreover, the predictable and transparent pricing model of Scale Computing simplifies budgeting and reduces the risk of unexpected expenses associated with VMware's complex licensing structure.
Scale Computing engaged Spiceworks Ziff Davis to conduct a survey with current and previous VMware users and this is what we learned. Customers move to Scale Computing from VMware for edge and distributed computing.
"If you need to virtualize your environment and do the comparison between VMware and Scale Computing, you’ll find that Scale Computing solution is faster, easier to use and manage, and more cost-effective than VMware. The difference between the two is night and day."
Steve Waibel, Director of Information Technology
Brake Masters Accelerates IT Operations with SC//Platform
A two-person IT staff decides the time is right to refresh the IT infrastructure of this fast-growing network of automotive repair shops. But with no dedicated IT experts on site at their corporate-owned storefronts, they needed a flexible, easy-to-manage solution that could be managed in a simple and unified manner.
Data protection and disaster recovery are critical considerations for any business. SC//Platform incorporates integrated backup and disaster recovery solutions as part of its hyperconverged infrastructure. This approach provides a seamless and cost-effective way to safeguard your data and applications.
In contrast, VMware often requires additional third-party backup and recovery solutions, which can add complexity and cost to the virtualization environment. The integrated backup and recovery capabilities of Scale Computing reduce the need for multiple vendors, streamlining the management of data protection.
Businesses need infrastructure solutions that can adapt to their changing needs. SC//Platform excels in this area, offering seamless scalability options that are straightforward to implement. Organizations can easily add nodes to expand their virtualization and storage resources, ensuring they can grow without disruption.
VMware does provide scalability, but the process can be more complex and time-consuming. Additionally, VMware's scaling may require substantial investments in hardware, while Scale Computing's scale-out approach allows organizations to incrementally increase capacity as needed.
High Availability and Resilience
Ensuring high availability and resilience is paramount in today's always-on business environment. SC//Platform is designed with built-in high availability and resilience features. It utilizes a distributed file system and automatic failover capabilities to minimize downtime during hardware failures. Even small organizations with limited IT resources can enjoy enterprise-level reliability.
VMware offers similar high-availability features but often requires additional configurations and investments to achieve the same level of resilience. The simplicity and out-of-the-box high availability of SC//Platform give it an edge.
Scale Computing vs VMware Customer Reviews | Gartner Peer Insights
Compare Scale Computing vs VMware based on verified reviews from real users in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software market. Scale Computing has a rating of 4.7 stars with over 600 reviews and a 94% recommend rating. See side-by-side comparisons of product capabilities, customer experience, pros and cons, and reviewer demographics to find the best fit for your organization.
Scale Computing's focus on customer satisfaction and support is another area where it shines as a VMware alternative. The company is known for its exceptional customer service, with a dedicated support team readily available to address customer concerns and provide assistance.
In contrast, VMware's support options can be complex and costly, and many customers have reported challenges in obtaining timely and effective support. Scale Computing's commitment to customer satisfaction enhances its attractiveness as a more customer-centric alternative.
While VMware remains a dominant player in the virtualization market, the evolving needs of businesses are driving a shift towards solutions that are easier to manage, more cost-effective, and better aligned with modern business requirements. SC//Platform is well-positioned to meet these needs and is a viable choice for organizations looking to take advantage of the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure without the complexities and costs associated with VMware.
VMware vs. SC//Platform
Licensing / Subscription
VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
Aria Suite Enterprise
NSX Enterprise Plus
Site Recovery Manager
Cloud Disaster Recovery
Tanzu Intelligence Services
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit (VVEP)
VMware vSphere Standard (VVS)
VMware vSphere Foundation (VVF)
vCenter Essentials or Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
Aria Suite Standard
SC//Fleet Manager license (optional)
vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
Scale Computing HyperCore (KVM-based)
vCenter Server runs as a separate Linux VM/Server per site in the environment
SC//HyperCore built-in web-based / REST API management from any node in the system, optionally connect to SC//Fleet Manager for global centralized management
vSAN, datastores / NFS / Block (iSCSI/other) to manage
Scale Computing Reliable Independent Block Engine (SCRIBE) - Treats all storage in the cluster as a single logical pool for management and scalability purposes. No external storage to manage, no shares / targets / LUNs to create or maintain
SCRIBE - No external storage to manage, no shares / targets / luns to create or maintain
Unified, full stack updates with integrated pre-flight update checking
In Guest tools
SC// Guest Tools (Virtio)
Requires HA Configuration
Multi-node SC//HyperCore clusters handle automatic failover of VMs, including storage redundancy
Tiered by severity: Basic, Production, Premier, Success, Select, or Per Incident which determine support team availability and response time
One level: 24x7x365
Leaving VMware? Top 5 Insider Questions
With so many customers coming from VMware, we’re sharing the most common questions we hear from them as they switch to Scale Computing Platform. Many are exploring alternatives due to the changes post acquisition, while others are hoping to avoid the “vTax” that comes from not fully utilizing the available capabilities that exceed their needs.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rapidly replacing traditional virtualization infrastructure for primary data center computing, edge computing, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As HCI continues to grow and evolve, it becomes more clear who the real players are and who the pretenders are. SC//Platform not only leads HCI and virtualization solutions in reviews and ratings, but our unique patented architectures and technologies are changing the way IT teams are thinking about how HCI can be flexible enough to meet almost any infrastructure challenge.
If you are ready to learn more about SC//Platform for data center and edge computing solutions, our experts are ready to answer your questions. We can demonstrate our current solutions and even prototypes of new technologies yet to hit the market. We want to hear from you, not just to answer your questions but to listen to your unique computing challenges and insights into how we can make SC//Platform the foremost VMware alternative.
Migrating to Scale Computing Leads to Virtualization Excellence | White Paper
Scale Computing’s virtualization software and appliances are based on patented technologies designed from the ground up to minimize infrastructure complexity and cost. Scale Computing Platform has helped IT organizations across all industries deploy robust virtualization solutions.