Dell EMC unwraps new souped-up SC Series arrays

Entry-level arrays include software features of C9000, SC7020 and SC5020

Dell has debuted its enterprise-ready budget SC arrays to help small businesses take the next step with their infrastructure, without having to heavily invest in architecture.

The Dell EMC SCv3000 arrays are part of the product portfolio refresh, with improved automation features to make it easier for companies to concentrate on innovation rather than completing the day-to-day tasks.

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New features introduced in Dell EMC's "affordable" SC arrays include advanced auto-tiering, data reduction and full replication with other SC series arrays, making them a cheaper alternative to businesses needing to buy another top-tier device such as the more expensive C9000, SC7020 and SC5020.

New features that weren't previously available on entry-level devices include up to 93% compression of data without losing quality, live migration with load balancing included in the price and volume-level auto-failover/auto-repair, which will enable businesses to fix outages with minimum disruption to service.

Aside from twice the memory and three times the bandwidth of previous-generation SCv2000 arrays, the SCv3000's 6-core structure offers a 50% performance boost.

"With all these advanced capabilities starting at a street price of under $10,000, SCv3000 is simply a great value for our most cost-conscious customers," said Jeff Boudreau, president of Dell EMC's Storage Division.

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"And because it's now a full family member' with the rest of the SC products, customers know they can step up to even greater performance at any time by adding one of the higher SC models, taking advantage of our unique federated data mobility to smooth the process. It really makes SCv3000 an easy choice."

Dell EMC's SCv3000 will be available in two base iterations from early October, with three optional expansion enclosures. Customers can mix and match their set-ups to include up to 1PB raw capacity per array, using any combination of SSDs and traditional hard drives in 3.5" and 2.5" formats.

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