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"One of the most valuable features is the capability to switch between all-flash to hybrid, which have have actually done for one of our arrays. We started with the hybrid, with the limited if I'm not mistaken, and then over a period of time, we swapped all the hybrids with the SSDs. This was one of the big features because it gave us the capability to not stick with just one kind of media. Secondly, since it has sorted clustering, we were able to bring in the newer boxes and have it all clustered together. These were the two main features that we really looked into, which benefited our use case from an expansion/growth perspective. Another valuable feature is the ease of management.""Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.""Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good.""The solution is stable.""The Dell support is helpful and the response is quick. The agents' knowledge is very good.""One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.""What is most valuable about the Dell EMC SC Series system was its reliability.""It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things."

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"Huawei has a lot of penetration into accounts in Islamabad and the whole region, especially in Islamabad, because this is where our capital is, this is where most of the government offices are."

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"It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end.""This product should be a lot more user-friendly.""Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high.""The configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series.""Dell could improve the upgrading process.""While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations.""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.""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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"It is an expensive product. They should lower the price."

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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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    SC Series Storage, Compellent
    OceanStor T-Series, OceanStor 18000 Series, OceanStor 6800, OceanStor 5000 Series, OceanStor 2000 Series
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    Overview

    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.

    The OceanStor V3 DAS is a storage product for direct-attached storage applications. It provides customers with enterprise-class DAS solutions featuring high reliability, elastic scalability, and great cost effectiveness. With a dual-channel, fully redundant, high-density architecture, the storage system employs modules and 12 Gbit/s SAS interconnection technology to achieve industry-leading ease of use and efficiency.

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    Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 13 reviews while Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System is ranked 4th in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 1 review. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System is rated 0.0. 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 V3 Storage System writes "Offers good support but there are issues with the language barrier". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and Dell EMC XtremIO, whereas Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System is most compared with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.

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