Dell EMC SC Series Previous Solutions

Don Woodward
Solutions Consultant at BlueAlly
We still sell some EqualLogic. I had worked with that before. I had also worked with the EMC Series for many years, back to 2000. I still do both EqualLogic and SC Series. View full review »
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We always invest. We're on a five-year depreciation cycle. At year-five, we do an evaluation of whether or not, from a refresh perspective, we need to move forward. The virtualization that's going on in our data center impacts that. In addition, we are green-fielding right now to software-defined storage, so some of these solutions are actually considered legacy right now. Applications are not refactoring at the same rate at which there is a desire to become software-defined, so we still have physical servers, some of which rely on fiber channel. Some of them, we can't even get to refactor into IP-based storage, even if it were still using a monolithic array. We have to provide our customers with what they need, so the need to invest has to do with meeting our customers' demands. When looking at a vendor the most important criteria for me, specifically, are stability and reliability. Performance would be second, but stability and reliability are ultimately the most important thing. We have mission-critical applications and they just cannot fail. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
We were previously using Compellent. At the time we went with Compellent we looking for a solution which was affordable for us. We are a non-profit organization and it worked great from that point of view. They were new, they had this great solution. We looked at it and we said, "Okay, it is at our price point and it works great. Let's get it and done." Dell EMC acquired it but they continued the same support and it worked fine. When selecting a vendor, what I look for is a good technical solution. As a technical guy, that's all I look for. View full review »
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Senior IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using EqualLogic before we went to the SC Series. We switched because we had them in silos so we needed to consolidate. When we select a vendor, our most important criteria is that we should be able to depend on their product. Absolutely no failures. Uptime is most important. View full review »
Virtualization Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We had XtremeIO for the past three or four years and, prior to that, we had NetApp. I think the SC Series works better. We are pretty happy with it. In terms of performance with mixed workloads, the SC Series is pretty good. We don't see a lot of latency as we saw with NetApp. But I would say XtremeIO and SC are similar in that regard. Most storage platforms are the same, but when it comes to the performance and dedupe, as I said, those were the main criteria, what we were after when we talked to Dell EMC. The relationship and trust are also very important. View full review »
Darren Norfleet
Storage Team Leader at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We've been looking at it for some time, and we decided to go for it for our projects for this year. View full review »
Sr. Systems Administrator Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our company, overall, has an Enterprise License Agreement with Dell EMC, so we transitioned off of older systems on to Dell EMC hardware. Our last storage solution was end-of-life so we wouldn't even have been able to get support through the original vendor, we would have had to go third-party. We decided not to do that, we decided to buy new. The most important features when selecting a vendor are stability, scalability, and ease of use. View full review »
David Winegar
Network Admin at Jefferson County Washington
We were using Dell EMC servers and then went to the virtual environment. The most important factor for me, when selecting a vendor, is reliability. I have been using Dell EMC since day one and I'm not willing to switch at this point. View full review »
Virtualization Team Leader at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's very similar to our previous storage, which made the transition to start using it easy. That was pretty good. We had been using EqualLogic storage. We switched because our old solution went end-of-life. View full review »
David Hammink
System Administrator at Reuter GmbH
Our previous solution ran out of space and IOPS. Therefore, we had to get something which was faster. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We had old technology. We wanted to move to stuff that's more VMware-aware. Our most important criterion when selecting a vendor is price. View full review »
John Mccallister
Automation at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We switched because of cost. View full review »
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