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"The Active IQ feature is a productive mechanism that automatically collects reports and users' statuses.""Data efficiency is the most valuable feature because of the dedupe and compression.""The most valuable feature is the ability to do QoS.""We have SQL clusters across the United States. It has sped up our IOPS and made it a lot easier for users.""The most valuable features are the low latency and high-performance.""The most valuable features are high performance and encryption. It also provides aggregate level dedupe.""The most valuable features are the IO performance that we get, the cluster part, and the increased workload and performance with the SSDs.""The most valuable feature, primarily, would be speed. That's why we got it. Storage is costly but it's very, very fast. Very efficient, very fast."

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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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"This solution is good for virtualization and meets the need for CPU and RAM requirements.""The solution is very easy to troubleshoot. It's one of the most valuable features. It also doesn't take long to deploy and normally it comes with a three-year warranty.""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price."

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"I would like to see more frequent updates at a faster pace.""There needs to be compatibility with upgraded applications. We don't want the system to be upgraded, but not have backwards compatible to existing applications.""I would like to see aggregate level encryption in the next release. This is critical.""I would like them to roll in global monitoring instead of having to buy another product for it.""The initial setup was a little complex, because we weren't very knowledgeable in the NetApp at the time. We were using a third-party, and they didn't have a lot of technical individuals, so it took a while to get it out.""We'd like to see improvement in the time to retrieve from the Cloud, whether it's on-prem to cloud and whether it's public or private cloud.""We don't have many issues related to the appliance itself. In terms of the OS, we do get some hiccups here and there.""The system is pretty stable but most of the ONTAP versions are not really stable. There have been multiple bugs in different ONTAP versions."

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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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"In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.""Usually, when a part fails, we have to replace it and it takes a while. It would be better if the part could be available locally here in Kenya so we don't have to wait so long to repair the solution.""The features are limited."

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"Our total cost of ownership (TCO) has decreased by 40 percent.""I am able to store two times more data than what I'm purchasing, which affects the way funds are being utilized.""Disk level encryption is already in the solution, but it is very costly. Its pricing should come down.""From an application standpoint, we have seen a lot of return investment on the speeds and responsiveness of the actual storage.""The total cost, the pricing of it, has gone up quite a bit.""Our TCO decreased significantly because we were paying maintenance on nine different arrays throughout the country. We've condensed those down to three arrays, and our maintenance fees from the IBM product dropped by over a half million dollars a year, saving us $500,000 USD.""Our TCO has increased by 15 to 18 percent.""Using NetApp, our total cost of ownership decreased by 17%."

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

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"The pricing for this solution is good compared to HP or Dell EMC.""The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASSC Series Storage, CompellentThinkSystem DE Series
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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.

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupTGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company19%
Healthcare Company19%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Profit13%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider16%
University6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company21%
Legal Firm13%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise42%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,283 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.4. 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 Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Huawei OceanStor Dorado, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC Unity XT and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series report.

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