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Dell EMC SC9000 Review Discussion

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The Dell EMC SC9000 is one of the fastest, most capable, and scalable midrange storage systems we have evaluated at the StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab. The SC9000, running SCOS 7 and managed by Dell Storage Manager (DSM), is a formidable combination that is hard to outperform or underprice. SC9000 systems can manage up to 960 drives with 3PB raw capacity and 2PB addressable capacity. This scalability is possible, in part, due to a variety of available enclosures including 5U enclosures with 84 drive bays and 12Gb SAS connectivity. Moreover, Dell EMC has made sure that adding a new enclosure is straightforward, with new capacity available for existing and new storage pools. With new integrated EqualLogic PS management support via DSM, Dell EMC has a lot to offer here for its existing customers, as well as for administrators evaluating the Storage Center family for new deployments.

 

Dell EMC SC9000 Review

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It's an exceptionally automated policy driven way to leverage data on hardware.....on demand Data Progression allows you to downsize the ingest Tier 1 (SSD) size accelerating writes and automatically offload data to read intensive SSDs but recasting the data footprint ~80% smaller by moving the data (on the same SSD drives) to RAID 6.  I personally have been managing this SC9000 (upgraded from SC8000) for 18 months....with a two tier SSD and Tier 3 7K HDD SAN.  Unlike most other block level SANs this does not require you to carve out pools of drives at a particular RAID.  Compression on this system has come a long way....will be using dedupe in Q2.

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On 1/24/2017 at 0:29 PM, Zensor said:

The architecture looks to be a very simplistic design, when compared to a FlashSystem A9000.

 

I'm trying to decide if you mean this as a good thing or bad thing. Anyway...we've tried 100 times to get IBM to send us something, but they haven't been interested in participating. We do have all flash FAS coming this week though!

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