Dell EMC SC Series Stability

Don Woodward
Solutions Consultant at BlueAlly
It's absolutely stable. There were some issues in the early days with the tiering, but they straightened that out. What was happening was, if the first tier filled up - and it wasn't necessarily because of pinning - but if the first tier filled up because you overran the "write" amount that you had in the first tier, it died, actually. Dell EMC was really quick in fixing that. Now, if it gets to 90 percent, if you start to overrun that tier, it will start moving stuff automatically. It doesn't have to wait for the tiering, "seven down and three up." The way that it works is, if you're in the top tier here and something is not accessed in the last seven days, it will move down to the next tier and it takes three days to move it up. But with it automatically tiering it down, it can automatically go and take it out of there if it sees that it's going to fill up. View full review »
Managinga2b8
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
So far, I haven't had an incident, so the stability is good. No downtime. View full review »
Micheal Laggis
Senior Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very stable. View full review »
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Bennie Blakney
Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
As I said, when we first deployed it, there were a lot of upgrades that had to be done. We would have trouble with this or that, networking would fall, stalls, delays. We would have to run through another upgrade. We've got about 50 or 60 of these pieces of equipment, and to do an upgrade would take 30 to 40 hours. We've had to coordinate that back and forth, as this is a live system. Since we got through that process - and it took weeks - it seems to have been a lot more stable. It's almost to the point now that we can say that we're pleased with it. To begin with, we were ready to throw it out the window. View full review »
SrSysEng0e3f
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The stability is perfect. That's why we keep on using Dell EMC products in particular. View full review »
Todd Grimes
IT Architect at Synoptek
It is very stable. Upgrades have been pretty much flawless. Being able to swap out components and upgrade them later on has also been a huge benefit in keeping the platform cost effective. View full review »
DataCent3afe
Data Center Supervisor with 501-1,000 employees
We haven't had any issues affecting the stability. View full review »
Infrastrb44c
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I won't entertain any other vendor at this point. View full review »
Infrastr69c7
Senior IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a stable solution. We haven't had any downtime. View full review »
Virtualiad5e
Virtualization Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't had any issues with stability so far. View full review »
Darren Norfleet
Storage Team Leader at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's still an early phase for us, but as of right now it's stable. View full review »
ITManage50af
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The solution is stable. We have not had too many problems. The issues that have come up have been addressed very quickly via Dell EMC. View full review »
Nick Goodman
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a very stable product. Honestly, most of the complaints I hear about this solution are either because systems have been misconfigured or sized improperly. Probably 90 percent of the issues people have are because it's not sized properly. View full review »
SnSysAdd472
Sr. Systems Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Very stable. We rarely have any types of issues or failures. View full review »
David Winegar
Network Admin at Jefferson County Washington
The stability is okay, and the maintenance response time is excellent. View full review »
VirtualT40e2
Virtualization Team Leader at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The stability is quite good. I have nothing but good things to say about it. View full review »
David Hammink
System Administrator with 11-50 employees
So far, so good. However, we have only had it running for four months. View full review »
SystemsE1d94
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have no complaints, so far, about the stability. View full review »
John Mccallister
Automation at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is fine until it comes to patching, and then we have issues. Whenever we have issues related to driver and firmware, it's a pain. View full review »
Infrastr1ab2
Infrastructure Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 1-10 employees
It has been one of the most stable products in our data center. 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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