Dell EMC SC Series Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Network Technical Developer and Support Expert at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are SnapMirror and SnapVault. We are using SnapMirror in both of our data centers, and we're protecting our data with that. It is very easy to do. We are just beginning to utilize SnapVault. We… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to bringing in NetApp, we would do a lot of Commvault backups. We utilize Commvault, so we were just backing up the data that way, and recovering that way. Utilizing Snapshots and SnapMirror allows us to recover a lot faster. We use… more»

What needs improvement?

The read latency is higher than we would expect from SSDs. The quality of technical support has dwindled over time and needs to be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were running a NetApp 7-Mode implementation with twenty-four filers.

What other advice do I have?

We are looking at implementing SnapCenter, which gives us one pane of glass to utilize snapshots in different ways, especially to protect our databases. I used to work on EMC, and particularly, the VNX product. They had storage tiering… more»
Atul Sohla
Real User
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
Jul 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for our organization is that the solution provides us access to the storage we need without having to have multiple storage experts on staff to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can have fewer resources manning and monitoring the storage and we can reallocate resources to work on other things while maintaining confidence in our storage… more»

What needs improvement?

As far as what future versions of the product should include, I don't have any experience with what it is lacking. It is really up to the technical guys to determine what… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased the solution for something in the $80,000 range. It was a fixed-price option.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a different solution and knew we needed to change our solution to provide storage for our virtualization. The storage solution we had previously could… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I would say this product is a nine. I think it does what it promises and support is decent. The only drawback I find is the size of the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a couple of options that we were considering before going with Nimble. We also looked at some of the offerings from Dell. I think those were the two main ones… more»
Delmar Tanner
Real User
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The speed is the most valuable feature, along with the ease of getting it connected. We were able to get it online in less than a day. We're pretty complex. Back there, we've got three or four different systems. It's important that we have… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saved a lot of space, as far as physical space in our data center. The old sand took up an entire rack and this entire system to about 6U. It's about 1/10th of the space and the power too. You get those power savings and space. The speed… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a package deal on the solution because we bought it through a software vendor, so they packaged it with their solution. I don't know what the individual costs would be for the Pure side of it. It was a little costly. The price was… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model. VMware was one of the primary drivers when choosing Pure. One of the banking vendors that we use as a primary banking system had limited vendors that they support for storage and Pure was one… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at two other solutions but we liked that Pure seemed a bit easier to use. That, and we had recommendations.
Paulo-RODRIGUES
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at Indra
Jan 06 2020

What is most valuable?

In terms of which features I've found most valuable, this includes rapid deployment, easy integration management and cloning of areas - their cloning tools. Also, the deployment is very quick and very simple.

What needs improvement?

There is a lot of room for improvement. What I don't like is that they do not create barriers in the areas. The data management is based on the software and they do not use segmentation on the storage. That is the main problem - there is no segmentation. You cannot segment the data on the database. You put the data there but you don't know where the data goes on each disk. The information will be… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give NetApp EF-Series All Flash a 5. It's a low rating because as I mentioned, they have to improve their software. NetApp is an array that is made on the software. Their problems are on the software and the controlling of the storage where they lack segmentation and federation. Fragmentation, in particular, is a problem that could be improved for big customers since big… more»
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