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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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."

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"Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.""One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device.""In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay.""Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good.""This solution is easy to use.""The solution is stable.""The product offers good performance and is quite powerful.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple.""Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price.""Great value for money.""The solution is easy to scale as needed.""The pricing is very reasonable.""We get a quick response in case any component defaults. We have seen the benefits mostly."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"The lack of reporting would be the main issue.""It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.""It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end.""The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view.""Dell could improve the upgrading process.""In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency.""Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high.""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."

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"The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""The solution could improve by having better integration.""Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better.""Technical support could be more helpful.""The user interface is not so user friendly.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined.""Huawei is not that cheap.""Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"Support typically depends on the array. It can range anywhere from $7,000 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars.""This product is too expensive compared to others, and I don't see any value in using it.""The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive.""Pricing depends on varying life cycles."

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"Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated.""The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things.
Top Answer: Pricing is market-related and is flexible for the solution. Pricing depends on varying life cycles.
Top Answer: Dell could improve the upgrading process. It was the lifecycle that made it very short. You'd upgrade the disk, and in… more »
Top Answer: The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by having better integration.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
SC Series Storage, Compellent
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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Overview

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

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

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.

OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company22%
Manufacturing Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
REVIEWERS
Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Good management and technical support, but it is not too cheap also". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor report.

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