2018-08-29T07:56:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC SC Series?


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Real User

It is affordable. We need more discount, but it's good. Pricing is more important than improving on dedupe or compression.

2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
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Real User

The solution is affordable. We bought an entry-level solution and, for the price and the amount of storage that we got, we consider it a deal.

2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
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Real User

So far, the solution has been affordable for us. We have a 48-drive solution and that works great for our headquarters site. Their pricing goes by the number of physical drives that you have and the drives are not cheap. Whenever you want to upgrade something there is a price issue. For example, for a 4TB SSD, they may charge you seven grand or eight grand. It's expensive. So we try to get the maximum use out of what we have, for five to seven years, and then upgrade it.

2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
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Real User

Licensing, especially on the storage line, could use some simplification. It's not terrible, but, for example, with the Isilon series, they've gone to completely a la carte. A la carte is very difficult to traverse, when it comes to what you need. It would be more beneficial, at least from my point of view as a customer, if they did it more like car companies do, where there are package lines. That would be my one complaint.

2018-09-12T13:15:00Z
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The solution is affordable, but we are a large customer with Dell EMC and we have corporate level discounts. Having said that, everybody definitely, obviously, wants the cost to be lower. And now there is All-Flash and its price is going down day by day.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
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Real User

Compared to other solutions out there, it's affordable. It would be nice if the cost was even lower.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
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Real User

We have found it to be affordable. Comparing the cost with other hardware, it seems to be right in line with the compute and the storage that we get with it. The cost is a saw-off compared to other options because there's not a lot of difference between them. You just have to figure out what would be the best.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
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Vendor

The partnership that we have with Dell EMC is great, so we always get to a solution that is affordable. We are A Dell EMC shop and we have been for a long time. A lot of that is not just because of the strength of the brand. A lot of that is because they build the best storage. For us, being enterprise-critical and having applications that process lots of transactions every day, we can't take chances on our applications and the ability of our storage to be reliant. Performance is important. Cost is absolutely important, but we're always willing to spend a little bit more for what we consider to be the best.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Reseller

It's absolutely affordable. Again, not having to do a forklift upgrade, like some of the others have had to do in the past, it's very affordable for our customers and they continue to buy.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

We have found the solution to be affordable.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It's definitely affordable. Of course, it would be better if they made it cheaper, even more affordable.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

We have reviewed many platforms over the years. It is probably the best solution for its value.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

We were able to afford two tiers of flash storage at a price where the competition was giving us one tier or just a handful of discs.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It has a good price point and offers some value-added enterprise features.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

We have found the solution to be somewhat affordable. The scalability seems a bit more expensive than even buying a brand new one so far. That has been kind of a drawback.

2018-09-02T08:23:00Z
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Real User

It's a very affordable solution.

2018-08-29T08:44:00Z
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Real User

It's very affordable. Anything from an SMB on up to the large enterprise - from a 3000 Series all the way up to a 9000 Series - with federation and you name it.

2018-08-29T07:56:00Z
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