We performed a comparison between Dell SC Series and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Frame-Based Disk Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Customers are most impressed with SC's provisioning because you don't need to buy a large amount of storage upfront. It's pay-as-you-grow. It also has solid compression and duplication features."
"The setup is straightforward."
"The Dell support is helpful and the response is quick. The agents' knowledge is very good."
"What is most valuable about the Dell EMC SC Series system was its reliability."
"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."
"The solution is stable."
"The user interface is good, I would rate it a nine out of ten."
"It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things."
"The most valuable feature of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is the platform and overall usage has been good. We have not had very many issues."
"What I like best about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is that it's a fast storage solution. It also has reliable models. The sales support is also good for this product. Even the pricing for it is good."
"It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device."
"We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience."
"While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations."
"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?"
"The SC Series doesn't support NVMe storage."
"In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency."
"Dell could improve the upgrading process."
"The lack of reporting would be the main issue."
"This solution could be improved if overall performance was improved and operated with a higher speed and supported a higher volume of RAM."
"The configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series."
"We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon."
"At the moment, I don't see any room for improvement in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series because my experience with the product is very good. The software is okay and you can manage the storage well. What I'd like to see in the next release of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is for it to be a real NAS solution because right now, you need to use a Hitachi converter called HNAS which makes the process a little bit more expensive. In my opinion, Hitachi should look into the possibility of unifying the HNAS into full storage, meaning that the HNAS should be integrated into the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series."
"The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier."
"The life-cycle of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is too short. We only had approximately four or five years out of the solution before it was rendered its end of life."
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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.
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.
Dell SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 10 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 4 reviews. Dell SC Series is rated 8.6, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Dell SC Series writes "The performance was staggering and more than what we paid for". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Fast and reliable with good sales support and pricing". Dell SC Series is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. See our Dell SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series report.
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