Dell EMC SC Series Review

Gives us good performance, it's easy to scale and reliable


What is our primary use case?

We use it for storage. We have gotten really good performance out of it, fast IOPS.

We don't use the hybrid solution, or the built-in data migration capabilities, protocols, or DIP inline upgrades.

How has it helped my organization?

It's faster than our last storage system. It brings efficiencies with it. 

What is most valuable?

  • Easy to configure
  • Reliable

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Very stable. We rarely have any types of issues or failures.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's easy to scale, easy to add on to.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have used technical support. I received good customer service and I was able to get my questions answered. It took them just a couple of hours to get back to me.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our company, overall, has an Enterprise License Agreement with Dell EMC, so we transitioned off of older systems on to Dell EMC hardware. Our last storage solution was end-of-life so we wouldn't even have been able to get support through the original vendor, we would have had to go third-party. We decided not to do that, we decided to buy new.

The most important features when selecting a vendor are stability, scalability, and ease of use.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy to do. Straightforward.

What was our ROI?

Our support costs are less.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compared to other solutions out there, it's affordable. It would be nice if the cost was even lower.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

NetApp and Nimble were on our shortlist.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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