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."
"In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay."
"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."
"One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device."
"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."
"They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."
"The solution is stable."
"The product offers good performance and is quite powerful."
"This has been one of the most reliable storage systems that I have ever used."
"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."
"Dell could improve the upgrading process."
"The lack of reporting would be the main issue."
"The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view."
"The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do."
"Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high."
"There's always room for improvement in the operating code."
"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 write performance could be improved because it is less than half of the read performance."
"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."
"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."
"We acquired VAST Data as a one-time, capital purchase."
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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.
Innovation to break decades of data storage trade-offs.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while VAST Data is ranked 30th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 7.6, while VAST Data is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "Automated architecture that proactively optimizes your database ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VAST Data writes "Good performance, easy to integrate, and the technical support is outstanding". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series, whereas VAST Data is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Pure Storage FlashBlade, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), DDN Storage Fusion Architecture NVMe and HPE Nimble Storage.
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