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."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."
"The solution is stable."
"One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device."
"Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good."
"What is most valuable about the Dell EMC SC Series system was its reliability."
"The setup is straightforward."
"This solution is easy to use."
"Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"Dell could improve the upgrading process."
"The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do."
"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."
"While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations."
"There's always room for improvement in the operating code."
"It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end."
"It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there."
"Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high."
"The product could always be faster."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"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."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"Pricing depends on varying life cycles."
"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."
"Support typically depends on the array. It can range anywhere from $7,000 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars."
"We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
"There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
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.
Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. 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 Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and Dell EMC XtremIO. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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