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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 incredibly easy to use and greatly simplified our ability to both deploy and manage our storage subsystems.""It's helped us because we've changed fundamentally what we talk about. We don't talk about storage and different tiers of storage anymore nor do we talk about servers. We talk now about applications and how applications impact the business and end users.""We're able to get higher-density workloads on the same infrastructure, and we have a smaller physical footprint. The performance is excellent – during our test the bottlenecks are never on the X array, it just keeps picking up the pace to match what you need. The real-time visibility is a differentiator in my opinion.""The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and performance.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.""It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights.""The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability.""What I really like about this program, is that it is easy to use and easy to configurate."

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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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"I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center.""We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency.""We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC.""I would like to see replication and DR features in the next release of this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see real-time analytics for further insight into consumption models.""The UI for this solution needs to be improved.""Every time I think of something that needs to improve, they're one step ahead, which I love. The only area I wish to see improve, I believe is coming, is in the FlashBlade product. Blade implementation fell short on a few of the services.""In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified."

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

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"With Pure Storage, we would like to continue seeing price reductions with flash storage. I don't think we're any different than anybody else when we continue to look to the industry for price reductions of both NVMe and traditional SSD storage. We would like to see these prices continue to decline and erode, even displacing large spinning disks.""We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees.""With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually.""Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD.""As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license.""They can tout the functionality and cutting edge technology that they have, but that's where the price tag comes in. The cost is high, but I think as they grow their business and get more customers that it will probably go down a little bit.""Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it."

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Top Answer: Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.
Top Answer: In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.
Top Answer: We are using version //X70 of Pure FlashArray. Our primary use case is to have a very fast storage array.
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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.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 12 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 2nd in NVMe with 11 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.4. 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 Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Fusion-io, Dell EMC Unity XT and HPE Nimble Storage.

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