HC3®: The Virtualization Platform designed to deliver simplicity, availability and scalability in a single appliance.

Scale Computing’s HC3 virtualization platform is a complete ‘datacenter in a box’ with server, storage and virtualization integrated into a single appliance to deliver simplicity, availability and scalability at a fraction of the cost.


Rather than treat storage, servers, virtualization, and management as different data-center silos, HC3 products bring 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 products lower out-of-pocket costs and radically simplify the infrastructure needed to keep your applications running. HC3 products make the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server.

Key Benefits

  • Install in less than an hour
  • Deploy new VMs in minutes
  • Built-in Browser-based Management
  • Software-defined, hybrid storage system with automated tiering
  • Fully integrated, cluster-wide resource utilization and alerts
  • Single vendor support experience, no disparate systems to integrate
  • Integrated all-in-one appliance

There is no training necessary to manage an HC3 system. It is common for users to be up and running within an hour of receiving a system. To understand just how simple the system is to use, see some of the common features in action:

Create a VM on HC3

Watch the process of creating a VM on HC3. With no storage protocols to manage, HC3 VM creation is extremely simple!

How to Clone on HC3

Clone a running VM on HC3 in seconds to create an immediately bootable VM.

Create a Snapshot on HC3

Creating a snapshot on HC3 highlights the simplicity. Using an allocate on write snapshot methodology, HC3 snapshots are fast and extremely efficient.

High Availability

Scale Computing built HC3 with high availability as a core tenant of the design. Every VM created on HC3 is automatically made highly available. HC3 stripes and mirrors data across all of the drives in the cluster—in what is effectively a network RAID 10—such that there is no single point of failure. In the event of a failed node, HC3 automatically determines placement based on the resources available at that time and restarts the virtual machines on those nodes. This clustered architecture provides both the fault tolerance and scalability needed for a highly available environment, and it dramatically simplifies management. Your applications. Simply available.

Key Benefits

  • All VMs created on HC3 are Highly Available
  • Automatic failover for node failures
  • Automatic restriping of data for failed disk
  • Fully self-healing
  • Non-disruptive upgrades of HyperCore
  • No single point of failure

HC3 Failover – Cord Pull

Watch how the VMs automatically restart on the remaining nodes in the cluster all without manual intervention on the part of the administrator.


Grow on demand. Only when you need it. HC3’s clustered, scale out architecture allows you to incrementally add capacity only as you need it, eliminating the need to over-provision and pay upfront for resources you are not using. Simply add nodes when needed. HC3 intelligently identifies where there are the most resources available and allocates VMs to those nodes. The growth of your business can be unpredictable. With HC3, you no longer have to play the guessing game or attempt to forecast for the unknown. There is no need to plan 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, or more into the future…Simply add capacity and performance as you need it.

Key Benefits

  • Scale-out Architecture
  • Mix and match new nodes
  • Incremental resources improve performance of existing workloads
  • Fast and easy to expand, no downtime required
  • No additional licensing required
  • Start small and grow as your business grows
  • No forklift upgrades

HC3 Demo – Adding Nodes to a Scale Cluster

Add capacity and performance only as you need it with no downtime to VMs.