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Iron County Schools
While maintaining a highly available, virtualized environment, the Utah school district saw a massive reduction in IT infrastructure cost, complexity, and datacenter footprint with HC3.

Blake Vanee became an immediate product matter expert after selecting Scale Computing's HC3. Gaining the benefits of the cloud, while maintaining control felt as if they had added additional IT resources.



With national and inter-national students this school needed 24/7 availability. Unable to meet SLA agreements with a previous cloud solution they turned to Scale Computing.



Leading international medical device manufacturing company reduces management time and simplifies the complexity of virtualisation with Scale Computing



Scale Computing Overcomes Issues from a Tardy Hardware Refresh for Pennsylvania Technical School



Chaitons was spending “six figures” to maintain its hardware on top of VMware licensing. Though these expenses were acceptable to the firm at the time, the desire to upgrade a disaster recovery site was negatively impacted by infrastructure limitations caused by databases that were growing too large.



The museum IT environment included a mix of Dell fiber channel SANs, Hitachi SANs, HP switches, physical servers, and more, resulting in an infrastructure that was complex.



Having previously developed an ad-hoc network with specialized equipment sourced from eBay, due in large part to budgetary requirements, KIB Electronics decided to upgrade its IT environment after a large storm knocked out its production servers, which resulted in manufacturing and delivery delays.



Mo-Ranch set up a three node HC2000 system, a mid-level HC3 offering that provides high availability, scalability, and simplicity with more than seven terabytes of capacity each. This configuration easily supports six VMs with plenty of breathing room.



After successfully passing the ERP pilot project, the City of St. Cloud purchased a second Scale “datacenter in a box” and has begun to migrate over servers from its existing SAN and VMware environment.



With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, Scale’s HC3 lowers out-of-pocket costs and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running.



There are many intangibles that St. Richard’s has been able to achieve since implementing the Scale Computing solution, as there is high moral and a strong level of confidence anything now possible.



HC3 enables the hospital to pay for what they needed on day one, knowing that the system would grow alongside their virtual environment and business needs in the future. With HC3, there are no upfront costs or licensing complexities.



Two colleges faced with management, budget restrictions opt for the simplicity, availability, scalability of company’s HC3 virtualization platform



With only two employees in IT to support the entire organization, Triton required a system that was easy to implement and manage.



Although the organization was a Dell shop, there were challenges with scaling the Equallogic solution.



Anamosa CSD looked at the new middle school as an opportunity to implement a state-of-the-art infrastructure that could eventually be used as a template for upgrading their aging environment at the high school and other existing locations.



Karl Strauss required a solution that would provide high availability in the local environment as well as a DR component to protect the company in the event of a disaster.



When Jasper County REMC was introduced to Scale Computing's HC3 systems – a complete 'datacenter-in-a-box' – they were immediately drawn to the simplicity and elegance of the solution.



The GEO Foundation was challenged with the limited staffing resources it had to commit to virtualization.



The IT department recognized the benefits of virtualization and had deployed VMware ESXi 4.0, but it lacked high availability.



Faced with aging servers that had a propensity for failure, Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber was on the search for a turnkey virtualization solution that would improve the uptime and reliability in their IT infrastructure.



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.



Cascade Lumber and Manufacturing fully understood the benefits of virtualization when they initially deployed Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition, but had underestimated the complexity in both setup and maintenance of such a deployment.



When evaluating the total cost of ownership (TCO), small and midsized businesses implementing virtualization are able to realize greater cost savings when implementing HC3 compared to other solutions.



Families, Inc. relies on their IT infrastructure, which includes a hosted Electronic Medical Records system in addition to their in-house environment. As with others in the healthcare industry, Families, Inc. is subject to HIPAA compliance.



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.



MINW had a handful of aging servers that were showing signs of failure. The practice was faced with a decision: reactively purchase new servers to replace their existing servers as they failed, or proactively invest in a virtualization solution.



HC3 allowed Stoke Park Schools to pay for what they needed on day one, knowing that the system would grow alongside their virtual environment and business needs in the future.



TFC’s reliance on the ability to failover VMs had meant that the IT staff of 3 were forced to endure the complexity inherent in the hypervisor, SAN and networking administration required to keep this operational.



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