We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"What is most valuable about the Dell EMC SC Series system was its reliability."
"The solution is stable."
"It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things."
"They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."
"The solution has a wide variety of valuable features. The data progression works well. We use the snapshot functionality quite a bit and really like it."
"The product offers good performance and is quite powerful."
"This solution is easy to use."
"Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Dell EMC XtremIO is the data protection (DP) group, it is one of the most advanced features in these types of arrays. The dedupe and compression that this array provides both do a superb job."
"The performance is good, which is important."
"A valuable feature of XtremIO is that, in terms of administration, it's simple and manageable."
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."
"It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there."
"While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention."
"It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end."
"The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do."
"The lack of reporting would be the main issue."
"While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations."
"Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high."
"Dell could improve the upgrading process."
"In the next release, the solution could have better integration and if we can host assets on the cloud, such as NetApp has the NetApp volumes, which we can host on the cloud directly called NetApp CVO (cloud volume ONTAP). Dell EMC should come up with something purely on the cloud rather than manage services."
"Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions."
"If you are looking at flash storage solutions, XtremIO doesn't offer any unique features. Most of my customers are migrating their workload from XtremIO to other formats because of this."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
"Pricing depends on varying life cycles."
"This product is too expensive compared to others, and I don't see any value in using it."
"Support typically depends on the array. It can range anywhere from $7,000 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars."
"The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive."
"The price of the solution should be reduced. The price matches the price of a VMAX service but it does not have the capability of a VMAX service. However, the prices of Dell EMC XtremIO can be reduceable."
"XtremIO is an all-flash array, which means it's a costly solution. When compared with general mid-range storage solutions, this is more expensive. As far as I know, there are no additional costs besides the license."
"This solution is a little bit pricey."
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.
What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet
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Dell EMC SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. SC Series software delivers modern features that help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary. With an open, future-ready design, SC Series storage integrates seamlessly with applications and infrastructure, enabling you to scale on a single platform and add capabilities without forklift upgrades.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while Dell EMC XtremIO is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while Dell EMC XtremIO is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO writes "Useful data protection group, effective compression, and stable". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas Dell EMC XtremIO is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS).
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