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Pros
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."

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"The Dell support is helpful and the response is quick. The agents' knowledge is very good.""The setup is straightforward.""Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.""It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things.""This solution is easy to use.""One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.""Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good.""They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The most valuable features are the five chips architecture and the purpose-built NVMe hard disk drive. Additionally, the IOPS feature is good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""Most of the features which all enterprises storages solutions have are available in Huawei OceanStor Dorado.""The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""We can use Huawei OceanStor Dorado capacity storage for many different purposes."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency.""While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention.""There's always room for improvement in the operating code.""While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations.""The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do.""Dell could improve the upgrading process.""The configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series.""What I understand is that this is a 13 year old architecture, so it has lived its life and they're phasing it out. Honestly, we were initially struggling with the integration with VMware (but it was fixed with the VMware 6.5) and, then, it was around a 10GB network. At that time, it had the longevity to go to 100GB as well. It got us thinking about, when we go into the containerized architecture, what do we need to do to fix the infrastructure?"

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"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""It should have easy connectivity with the AIX, however, I've found that with AIX, it has some issues and due to this, we need to remove the exact fiber card sometimes and then plug it in again so that it can connect with the AIX systems.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve by having a multi-tier cloud option and additional protocols""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""The data compression and deduplication ratio of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is not as good as other solutions, such as EMC and Pure Storage. It is important when looking at capacity effectiveness.""This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features.""The user interface of Huawei OceanStor Dorado could be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as EMC, have a better user interface."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
  • "The licensing fees are very reasonable."
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  • "The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive."
  • "Support typically depends on the array. It can range anywhere from $7,000 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars."
  • "This product is too expensive compared to others, and I don't see any value in using it."
  • "Pricing depends on varying life cycles."
  • "We have the basic license for the use of this solution and it is a permanent license. The overall cost could be less, it is expensive."
  • "The SC Series was priced fairly. I wouldn't call it either expensive or cheap because we had a very tight budget, so if they were able to fit in that type of budget, they met our expectations."
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  • "There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster."
  • "There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
  • "This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
  • "We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
  • "The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
  • "Huawei has very good pricing. They have some promotions that can be taken advantage of at certain times of the year, such as the end of December. They are providing aggressive pricing. In the Pakistan market, they are ready to beat any vendor in Pakistan because they want to grab the market."
  • "The price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado is very inexpensive, it cost approximately $5 per gigabyte."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. There is not a vendor that offers an All-Flash Storage Array at the price of Huawei OceanStor Dorado. The other solutions are approximately 50% higher."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
    Top Answer: 
    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
    Top Answer: 
    It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things.
    Top Answer: 
    Pricing is market-related and is flexible for the solution. Pricing depends on varying life cycles.
    Top Answer: 
    Dell could improve the upgrading process. It was the lifecycle that made it very short. You'd upgrade the disk, and in… more »
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    I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.
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    The pricing has been very reasonable. I wouldn't describe it as expensive. Likely, any company would find the solution… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.
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    Also Known As
    Pavilion HFA
    SC Series Storage, Compellent
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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    Overview

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

    What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

    Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

    Dell EMC SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. SC Series software delivers modern features that help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary. With an open, future-ready design, SC Series storage integrates seamlessly with applications and infrastructure, enabling you to scale on a single platform and add capabilities without forklift upgrades.

    Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
    TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
    Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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    Government7%
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    Cloud Provider5%
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    Large Enterprise26%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 13 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "The performance was staggering and more than what we paid for". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Highly expandable, plenty of features, and good support". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell EMC XtremIO. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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