Dell EMC SC Series Scalability

Don Woodward
Solutions Consultant at BlueAlly
It scales very well. It's not a multi-controller system right now. They are limited to two controllers, like some of the others. It is an active-active controller, so both controllers are processing LUNS. One of them is called the leader and it is the transcriber - think of it as the "court reporter" guy. But both of them actually take reads and writes. View full review »
Managinga2b8
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It scales as well as the previous mid-range capability we had. I think for us, because we're in a situation where we're in flux between fiber channel and IP, I'm probably not the best person to relate to this question because a lot of our scalability issues have more to do with the network transformation that we're under and less so with the product. We have in the neighborhood of 15,000 VMs. View full review »
SeniorSyf235
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is fine. It's much easier. I can add more drives and just keep on adding stuff if I want to. Of course, that affects your price point. View full review »
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Micheal Laggis
Senior Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very scalable, especially with federation. If you outgrow the number of spindles that a unit can support, depending on the model, you can go into federation. View full review »
Bennie Blakney
Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We like the scalability. It seems like we can increase it and add to it when the need comes, to meet our growth. View full review »
SrSysEng0e3f
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is okay. We buy a new product so that we do not reach the limit. For example, if we are anticipating storage needs of 60 or 80TB, we buy a 100TB. We plan at least 25 percent more, in advance, so we haven't had the chance to scale them up. View full review »
Todd Grimes
IT Architect at Synoptek
It is very scalable. It's been able to function for all its assigned workloads. View full review »
DataCent3afe
Data Center Supervisor with 501-1,000 employees
It was easy to expand. In year two of our owning the SC8000 SANs, we expanded the flash tiers and it was a piece of cake. Very easy. View full review »
Infrastrb44c
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of scalability, so far, so good. We run a whole lot of different product lines. The ability to scale, at least within the product series, has been wonderful. View full review »
Infrastr69c7
Senior IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It can scale. We actually added a different chassis to it during the time we were using it. View full review »
Virtualiad5e
Virtualization Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's scalable. View full review »
ITManage50af
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
It is scalable. You can easily add-on storage to the core platform. View full review »
Nick Goodman
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's very scalable. They have solutions designed for SMB all the way up to enterprise customers with multiple petabytes of data. The SC Series is one of the two mid-market products for Dell EMC, so there is absolutely room for their solutions to grow with a company's needs. View full review »
SnSysAdd472
Sr. Systems Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's easy to scale, easy to add on to. View full review »
David Winegar
Network Admin at Jefferson County Washington
The scalability is endless. View full review »
VirtualT40e2
Virtualization Team Leader at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is pretty good. We have had no problems at this point. View full review »
David Hammink
System Administrator with 11-50 employees
Scalability is good. We still have more room. View full review »
SystemsE1d94
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very easy to scale. View full review »
John Mccallister
Automation at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is good. View full review »
Infrastr1ab2
Infrastructure Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 1-10 employees
We have not had to scale yet. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. EMC VMAX and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
365,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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