Dell SC Series vs IBM System Storage DS8000 Series comparison

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Pros
"I've found the stability to be very good.""One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.""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.""The user interface is good, I would rate it a nine out of ten.""The flexibility of this solution has been valuable for our business.""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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"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product."

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Cons
"Dell could improve the upgrading process.""The lack of reporting would be the main issue.""The price could be improved.""This product should be a lot more user-friendly.""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 configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series.""From a performance point of view, it's getting a bit old.""In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency."

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"The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "This solution could be better priced in comparison with other vendors."
  • "The pricing is reasonable, but it is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 eight, nine months, it would be obsolete. They cancelled an enhancement that… more »
    Top Answer:The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.
    Top Answer:I think the pricing could be better. The license is very expensive.
    Top Answer:The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options. The price could also be better. I would like to see a better GUI and a smaller closed system in the next release, like other IBM products, which are… more »
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    Also Known As
    SC Series Storage, Compellent
    System Storage DS8000
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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.

    IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
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    Sample Customers
    TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
    Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Non Profit10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Dell SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 10 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 1 review. Dell SC Series is rated 8.0, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 10.0. 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 IBM System Storage DS8000 Series writes "An advanced enterprise storage system with a powerful throughput feature". Dell SC Series is most compared with Dell PowerStore, IBM FlashSystem, Dell Unity XT, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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