Dell EMC SC Series Primary Use Case
Infrastructure Business Lead
Regarding our use cases of Dell EMC SC Series, from a core perspective, we are going to phase out Oracle and move to SAP HANA. Oracle was part of our SAP legacy architecture, so we are migrating it to HANA. From a business perspective, we have a couple of Microsoft SQL-based applications that are using the SQL database and which we have for on-the-go users. Our core business is running on SAP and then, from a legacy structure, we have a bit of Microsoft SQL and the rest is on Microsoft.
The technology was declared end of sale last year, so we switched to the newer PowerStore, but we still have the SC Series working and functioning in test and dev. If I'm not mistaken, we got the updated code as well. Our agreement is extended, but we don't plan to continue with it because we've already shifted the workload onto PowerStore.
This solution is deployed on-prem.View full review »
We use it for multiple databases. We use it for Oracle and for SQL. We also use it for file systems — Oracle, SQL, file system storage. Most of our use cases involve Oracle, SQL, VMware, and large file systems.
I am a storage architect. have a state administrator that works with me as well.
Internally, within our company, there are a few dozen employees using this solution. Externally, we literally have millions of people that hit that storage system every day.
As far as our database administrators, they're always looking at the storage performance. Some of them actually have read-only log-ins to the storage array itself. They can log in and look at directly what the storage performance is for their database.
Currently, we are not using this solution extensively because it's becoming a sunset solution. There's no option to increase usage. It's like saying you want to buy a '65 Mustang — no, you can't get one brand new, they don't make those anymore. There's no expansion being done because the product's no longer available.View full review »
The solution is used for shared storage for the ESX cluster, VMware, or Vcenter cluster. It's a virtual machine and it's hosting space for virtual service. The primary reason we use the solution is to host the core infrastructure, the virtual servers including file servers, domain controllers, application servers, sequel servers, etc. Basically, the servers that run the business.View full review »
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 11-50 employees
The solution is mainly used for primary storage and in more than half of the cases, we use the Live Volume, the Synchronous Replication - this Automatic Failover. Its function is for primary storage on two sites.
IT Director - Enterprise Storage and Data Protection at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for various type of data but mainly for virtual environments.View full review »
Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
We use this product for daily business and normal IT operations. We also use it for replication of one system to another system. We also use it for the hostings for HANA virtualization. Those kinds of replications and IT applications. We use a hybrid version.View full review »
Infrastructure architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a global storage solution for all our servers.View full review »
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider and the Dell EMC SC Series is one of the products that we implement for our customers. Our clients often use this product in a virtualized server environment for mid-range database use.View full review »
We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our clients. We have deployed it for more than seven customers
It is used for several purposes including server consolidation and business applications.View full review »
Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals
This is our SAN product for use with a traditional VMware setup, using VMware clusters. We have the 150 terabyte enclosure.View full review »
EMC Storage & Backup Implementation Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Our primary use case is for the traditional environment like virtualization and the database exchange.View full review »
Technical Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
We only build the basic foundation and the basic installation for the end-user on Dell EMC SC Series. However, I'm not sure what they install on it. Our main use case for Dell EMC SC Series is for VMware.View full review »
System Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We use the product in our company and I deal with it personally.View full review »