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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The interface is easy to use which makes the product user-friendly.""In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay.""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.""The product offers good performance and is quite powerful.""Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good.""They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."

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"We find the product to be very flexible.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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Cons
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"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.""Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high.""It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end.""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.""The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do.""There's always room for improvement in the operating code."

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"The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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

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"Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
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… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are stability and performance.
Top Answer: Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
Top Answer: The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
SC Series Storage, Compellent
NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

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.

Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company22%
Manufacturing Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise40%
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Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, HPE Nimble Storage and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 and SolidFire. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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