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Dell EMC Storage Center (SC) – Product Analysis

Last updated December 4th, 2018 for end of year updates. 15-page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of the Dell Compellent Storage Center. Download the full Product Analysis now!

The Dell EMC Storage Center (formerly called Complellent) is a family of block storage systems aimed at the mid-tier and entry enterprise market. The largest models are SC9000, SC7020 (SC7020F is all flash), and the SC5020 (SC5020F is all flash). A more cost competitive SCv3000 has three models in the family as economical entry level systems. Dell calls their design Fluid Data Architecture. The concept of Fluid Data that is embodied with the architecture of the SC systems is that data can be automatically stored, moved, exported, or imported based on the intelligence in the system. The advanced features of the SC system are centered on managing and moving data to optimize the storage. In addition to block storage, the SC system can have a NAS controller element added for file-based access.

As a midrange storage system, SC systems compete with Dell EMC Unity and VNXe, HDS VSP G-Series, IBM Storwize V7000 and V5000, NetApp FAS series, and the NetApp Engenio-based (E-Series) storage systems.

Dell Compellent Storage Center Product Analysis includes:

  • Highlights
  • Product Overview
  • Product Architecture
  • Systems Software
  • Systems Management
  • Advanced Features
  • Evaluator Group Commentary

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