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"The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, so we get more out of our storage. The replication is also important.""It's very stable. It's always there when we need it. With the Dual Controller, if one drops out, the other one comes right online. We don't use any iSCSI so there is a little bit of a latency break but, over the NFS, we don't notice that switch-on. We can do maintenance in the middle of the day, literally rip a whole controller out of the chassis, and do what we need to do with it.""With the new version, they have the FabricPool which works for me. I can extend the hyperscaler storage.""Batch times went from approximately seven hours down to about two and a half. Functionality during the day, such as taking or removing snapshots and cloning instances, is higher than it has ever been.""Setting up storage for an application (storage provisioning) is quick and easy. Maybe a quarter of the time is now spent getting the application up and running, or even less.""The initial setup was very straightforward. It was intuitive to set up storage volumes and get the networking functioning. Their engineer was very helpful. We got the current array on our production site the very same day it was shipped in. We had it up on the network and started to put some storage on it.""Over the past 18 years, it has been extremely easy to upgrade to newer products and technology. We can upgrade as we move along. So, we have been able to keep up with the newest technology with zero downtime.""We have never had a failure. We can upgrade as we move along with zero downtime."

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"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.""The solution is stable; we've had no problems at all.""Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.""It is just as stable as any other high-end solution.""I think that Dell EMC is one of the best technical support services in Ukraine.""The setup and installation is much simpler now, because Dell has standardized the configure process.""The interface is easy to use which makes the product user-friendly.""In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay."

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"It's a state of the art solution in storage systems. High-availability and performance are the strongest aspects of these machines.""This is one of the most reliable and dependable products on the market.""I am happy about the storage system and availability.""The high performance of flash storage is especially valuable to us.""It is the most stable high-end solution in this area.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area."

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"I would like to see a little more flexibility in customizing some of the SnapMirror stuff. We have been having a little trouble and, in the first round with tech support, they say, "Well, this is how we do it." It's not exactly throttled but it's limited in the number of connections it makes. We would like to be able to tweak that, to increase it a little bit, because we don't have half a dozen large areas that we are protecting, we have more like 40 or 50 areas. They run into each other a little bit and I don't want to spend time on them.""It would be great if they had a single pane of glass or a single dashboard where all the NetApp ecosystem storages could be viewed and monitored simply. That would help my Operations.""I just got through the session where it looks like they are going to support Oracle running on Linux with SnapCenter. That is one of the main things that we are hoping to get integrated.""I would like to see if they could move the virtual storage machines. They have integrated a DR, so you can back to your DR, but there's no automated way to failover and failback. It's all manual. I'd like to see it all automated.""We only had a few upgrade issues.""I've had a few cases where support wasn't able to answer the question or they took quite a while.""A while ago, they performed quite slowly.""Implementation needs to be improved."

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"The lower model, the 3000, should have duplication. It doesn't right now. It's only from 5000 that this is offered, but it depends on the performance. It could be they don't offer it on lower models because the duplication is too much of a burden to the performance.""The cost of the solution could be better.""I don't think the solution is very scalable.""While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.""Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform.""The connection should be better integrated with the network to offer a better view of the system.""It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.""The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view."

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"The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through.""In the next version I would like to see additional features like artificial intelligence and an increase in the amount of data it can store.""In the next version I would like to see more intelligence.""In terms of new features, I would be interested to see deduplication added in their next release.""The installation procedure it a bit difficult, because it is a high-end solution. With this type of product, the original company is interested in doing the setup for customers in the area, but because of sanctions we were not able to get support in our area. We faced many issued trying to learn to run this product.""The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""The interface should be simplified and made easier to use."

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"The total cost of ownership has decreased a great deal. As far as percentages, it's hard to gauge, but we did have quite a few personnel staying up, making sure batches ran well every night. Now, batches are being done by 8:00 in the evening, so we don't have to do that anymore. When you start adding the employee hours that we have for people working in the off-hours, and it is not an issue anymore, I suspect TCO might have gone down 25 percent.""Look at the different options that NetApp offers. Look for a model and option which fits your needs correctly. Don't buy a low-end product for a high-end job.""NetApps offers a lot of different options. Just take your time and work with the consulting teams. Lay out what your needs are to ensure you are purchasing what will help you be successful.""We have been able to utilize and leverage equipment which was purchased a decade ago up until this past year. So, we were running disk shells for 13 years and all we were doing was upgrading the filings and controllers, and using the same disk shells. Therefore, we were able to do something where we didn't have to invest that much. Recently, we had to upgrade all our disk shells, but it was a lot less because the technology had changed a lot since those times. It is faster now, and we have SSDs. We have larger drives that are 4TBs and 6TBs. Everything can condense so we are saving disk shell space and rack space. We are paying less now than we did at that time""I would like the pricing to be cheaper.""Our space savings through dedupe and compression is over 50 percent, so we are saving. I think our 8080s has 20TBs. We are saving at least 10TBs and that's over 50 percent of the capacity that we're using.""Always consider whether you can afford the solution.""Our total cost of ownership (TCO) has decreased by 40 percent."

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"The pricing of this solution is competitive.""The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive."

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"I would like to see better pricing and more discounts.""Pricing could be better, because the cost is very high.""This solution is cheaper than Dell EMC VMAX. When you are looking for a high-end solution, price matters, but availability and stability are more important than the price.""This is an expensive solution.""When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASSC Series Storage, Compellent
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Overview

NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

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.

RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

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Sample Customers
Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupTGen, Frost Science, Gerrie ElectricTurkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company19%
Healthcare Company19%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Profit13%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
University6%
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Computer Software Company54%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "A straightforward setup with good performance and excellent redundancy in place". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Eliminated all the management around replication and it helps us to do the recovery better and easier". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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