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Pros
"The setup is straightforward.""One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.""The solution is stable.""Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.""This solution is easy to use.""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.""In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay.""They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."

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"This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability.""The performance was decent.""Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is a very stable device.""It's best features are its reliability and stability.""The active-active option seemed to be working well and overall, it was a solid product.""We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience.""It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device."

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Cons
"The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view.""In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency.""The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do.""While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention.""Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high.""It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.""This product should be a lot more user-friendly.""Dell could improve the upgrading process."

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"The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.""We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon.""I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes.""A better user interface would be an improvement.""It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for.""In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh.""We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Support typically depends on the array. It can range anywhere from $7,000 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars.""Pricing depends on varying life cycles.""The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive.""This product is too expensive compared to others, and I don't see any value in using it."

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"The price of the solution is reasonable. However, I have not done extensive comparative research on the price. If you want to upgrade the size of the disc you will need to purchase a license that accounts for the size.""The cost price of this product is better than its competitors.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things.
Top Answer: Pricing is market-related and is flexible for the solution. Pricing depends on varying life cycles.
Top Answer: Dell could improve the upgrading process. It was the lifecycle that made it very short. You'd upgrade the disk, and in eight, nine months, it would be obsolete. They cancelled an enhancement that… more »
Top Answer: In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
Top Answer: We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology. What we… more »
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Also Known As
SC Series Storage, Compellent
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500
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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.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.

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Sample Customers
TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company22%
Manufacturing Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm57%
Manufacturing Company29%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 12 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 7 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Stable, the software offerings are solid, and the active-active option works well". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell EMC XtremIO, whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series report.

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