2018-06-14T07:58:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Dell EMC SC Series?

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What do you like most about Dell EMC SC Series?

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MN
Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-03T21:15:00Z
Mar 3, 2021

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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TN
Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-10T14:09:29Z
Jan 10, 2021

One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.

Whitney Gray - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2020-11-24T16:32:57Z
Nov 24, 2020

They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful.

DM
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-11-12T20:12:26Z
Nov 12, 2020

Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good.

Ben Jardine - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Consult BenJ Ltd
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:20Z
Jul 22, 2020

The product offers good performance and is quite powerful.

JM
IT Director - Enterprise Storage and Data Protection at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-06-21T08:08:07Z
Jun 21, 2020

The solution has a wide variety of valuable features. The data progression works well. We use the snapshot functionality quite a bit and really like it.

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RW
Senior IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
Sep 12, 2018

The most valuable feature is the ability to replicate. We are running a financial company and it needs to be available 24/7. We can't afford any downtime.

RD
Virtualization Manager at Accenture
Real User
2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
Sep 12, 2018

It has good dedupe and compression. Also, the built-in data migration capabilities are pretty good, as is the federation. When we started migrating the workloads from different storage platforms, like NetApp and XtremeIO, it helped us in moving to that direction.

RM
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
Sep 5, 2018

The most valuable features are the with back-end dedupe, and the thin nodes. For a 20TB or 60TB, we're using almost a one-to-two ratio.

RB
Infrastructure Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Sep 3, 2018

It has been one of the most stable products in our data center.

TP
Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Real User
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Sep 3, 2018

The performance benefits weren't surprising, we expected that. What we didn't expect were the densification benefits that we got out of going all-flash. We're able to put more applications on the arrays because of how all-flash performs. The way some of the application profiles have responded to all-flash has been really pleasing.

Don  Woodward - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Consultant at BlueAlly
Reseller
2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Sep 3, 2018

The most valuable feature is the no-forklift upgrade. While the thing is running, I can change out the controllers one at a time and keep the customer up and running. I can add shelves and storage and SSD drives or spinning drives to the system, while it's running. I can bring all that in and rebalance the load across the new disks or, if we take disks away, rebalance the load across what's remaining, and it just works.

MS
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
Sep 2, 2018

It is easy to use, expand the hard drives, add storage, and set up replication.

AP
Data Center Supervisor with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
Sep 2, 2018

With auto-tiering, it's easier to understand than most arrays, knowing that all of your writes go to the tier that you specify, with easy-to-create storage profiles.

Todd Grimes - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at Synoptek
MSP
2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
Sep 2, 2018

We replicate between SAN to SAN for a lot of features and supportability. It also helps us when we want to upgrade to a newer SC Series or move the data from one data center to another.

David Winegar - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Admin at Jefferson County Washington
Real User
2018-08-29T08:44:00Z
Aug 29, 2018

The most valuable feature is the speed for the end-user.

Micheal Laggis - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-08-29T07:56:00Z
Aug 29, 2018

A valuable feature is the performance of the auto-tiering. It will move hot data up to your fastest Tier 1 or move your slow data down. Data progression is what it's called. With the auto-tiering you can have multiple tiers, you can have your Tier 1 be either spinning or flash, all the way down to 7.2K. It will change the RAID on the fly so your writes come in at RAID 10. After they sit for a while, they get converted to RAID 5, then they'll cool off and move down the tiers. Your performance is kept going, while the cold data is moved to your slow, non-performance tiers.

DH
System Administrator at Reuter GmbH
Real User
2018-06-14T07:58:00Z
Jun 14, 2018

It is fast and performs well.

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Our primary use case of this solution is for deduplication software but that is just one of the features we use it for. We also use it for infrastructure protection or other objectives.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 14, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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MR
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 19, 2019
We purchased the whole package at once. We don't pay any additional fees annually.
OD
Pre-Sales Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 26, 2019
The pricing of this solution is competitive.
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