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Pros
"The setup is straightforward.""It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things.""Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.""In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay.""This solution is easy to use.""What is most valuable about the Dell EMC SC Series system was its reliability.""They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful.""The solution is stable."

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"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.""The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."

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Cons
"It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end.""The lack of reporting would be the main issue.""This product should be a lot more user-friendly.""In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency.""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.""There's always room for improvement in the operating code.""The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view."

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"The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally.""The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Pricing depends on varying life cycles.""The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive."

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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 eight, nine months, it would be obsolete. They cancelled an enhancement that… more »
Top Answer: The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.
Top Answer: I think the pricing could be better. The license is very expensive.
Top Answer: The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options. The price could also be better. I would like to see a better GUI and a smaller closed system in the next release, like other IBM products, which are… more »
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SC Series Storage, Compellent
System Storage DS8000
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Overview

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.

IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
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Sample Customers
TGen, Frost Science, Gerrie Electric
Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company22%
Manufacturing Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government10%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
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Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 12 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 2 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM System Storage DS8000 Series writes "Great Global Copy and Global Mirror features with an easy initial setup". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and Huawei OceanStor Dorado, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series report.

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