Dell EMC SC Series ROI

Don Woodward
Solutions Consultant at BlueAlly
We just had a customer that ripped out a whole cabinet of spinning disks and they're down now to one shelf of 24 flash disks and three shelves of spinning disk to replace all that. We're talking about a huge return on power, cooling, rack space, and cost of maintenance, because they do charge by the shelf for their maintenance. Now they've got four shelves as opposed to 18 or 19 that they had before. That maintenance cost goes down quite a bit because of that and that's all because of the SSD drives now, being able to add those in. About four or five years ago, they finally brought on the what we call the hybrid and full SSD to existing customers. Initially, it started off that only new systems could be all-flash, and now we're going back and we're seeing a lot of our customers who add the flash in and revitalize their whole storage system, completely. View full review »
Managinga2b8
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
To be honest with you, as a financial institution, I don't think we spend a lot of time thinking about ROI. We are so large, and our scale is so huge, that the economics that we're able to get out of Dell EMC when we go to the table, are quite remarkable. For us, once you put a five-year depreciation cycle on top of that, we really don't have an ROI issue. What we're really about is ease of management, about automation, about understanding performance impacts, and that densification piece which really helps to pay the bill. The one thing I can say, from an ROI perspective, is that the overall densification increase that we've seen, because of how flash seems to be operating with some of these application profiles, has definitely lead to a much better ROI. But it's not something we spend a lot of time thinking about. View full review »
SeniorSyf235
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
I think our ROI has been good. We used Compellent for seven years and it worked great. We didn't have any major downtime or major performance issue. We're already three years into the SC Series, so I hope I can use it for four more years. That would be a good ROI. View full review »
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Todd Grimes
IT Architect at Synoptek
It is one of the most cost effective systems for us. We have been able to run it longer than most, getting the most benefit and money out of it. View full review »
Infrastrb44c
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been able to take them and run them completely to end-of-life. For us, storage side, that's about five years. We consider that the best turnover rate for us, while for server hardware it's three years. With support contracts, they've all made it to the end of those time frames. View full review »
Virtualiad5e
Virtualization Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The ROI is good. View full review »
SnSysAdd472
Sr. Systems Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our support costs are less. View full review »
David Winegar
Network Admin at Jefferson County Washington
The value that we've seen is a reduction in costs: virtualization versus physical servers. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. EMC VMAX and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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