Dell EMC SC Series vs EMC VMAX

Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 4th in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 6 reviews vs EMC VMAX which is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Give us densification benefits: We're able to put more applications on the arrays because of how all-flash performs". The top reviewer of EMC VMAX writes "EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage. EMC VMAX is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs EMC VMAX report.
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It is easy to use, expand the hard drives, add storage, and set up replication.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.Most valuable features have been the system customization with it, the performance you receive, and their CoPilot Support (or Dell EMC Storage Support).Connecting it up, you can run it within a few hours.We see very low latency with very high IOPS for mixed workloads.It has been one of the most stable products in our data center.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.Everything is sub-5 MS for us. What I've found is that, with all-flash, when an app from my business is slow, I pretty much know it's them and not me. It leads to a performance conversation that has really hit an interesting threshold point where we are better than what they need. So now we get to have that "refactoring your application" conversation a lot quicker because now the performance on the infrastructure side isn't in question anymore.

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We have been able to present storage from the VMAX to hosts without any problems.It works with our replication technology, which is not SRDF, which is native replication technology.A rock solid foundation to deploy applications which cannot incur a disruption of service.

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I would like to have 100% functionality through the web app.We had times that we needed a file service solution. We've used FluidFS, but it's a solution that is being transitioned out.We have seen some degraded throughput with mixed workloads. We have been working with Dell EMC to correct some of these latency issues.Overall, I'd like to see more synergy between Dell EMC's higher-tier platforms and their mid-tier platforms. What I have said, constantly, to my partners at Dell EMC is that the clear articulation of the path is really important to us. In that vein, what I'd also like to see is, with the migration strategy that's built into this product, a lot more attention paid to Dell's - in particular - legacy platforms and how we get from some of our legacy EMC platforms onto this platform with a straight-through migration and scaling strategy, not host-based migrations and not piecemeal... Dell EMC would do well to focus more on my ability to skip a generation, rather than having me take individual hops because I can't greenfield my way into a software-defined data center fast enough. This journey of multiple hops is not helpful.The ease of use could be improved. It took me a while to learn it.The administration and support (on the way that they delivered) was a little bit slow.

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Resilience replication, reporting, and performance need to be improved.Better speed to release new features that have become industry standards. EMC created so many standards in the past. Now, it seems they are playing a me-too game and lagging behind in some areas, specifically data reduction.

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It has a good price point and offers some value-added enterprise features.We have reviewed many platforms over the years. It is probably the best solution for its value.It is one of the most cost effective systems for us. We have been able to run it longer than most, getting the most benefit and money out of it.We have found the solution to be affordable.It's a very affordable solution.

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Also Known AsSC Series StorageSymmetrix VMAX
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Overview
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.

Symmetrix VMAX accelerate your transformation to the software-defined data center with the world's most powerful, trusted, and smart family of storage products.
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Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, Cosentry, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Shriners, BZWBK
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company
23%
Non Profit
15%
Manufacturing Company
15%
Wholesaler/Distributor
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
13%
Pharma/Biotech Company
12%
Media Company
10%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
26%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
52%
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Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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