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Dell Storage SC7020

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Future-proofed flexibility with the SC7020

Overcome diverse storage challenges with the flexible, powerful future-ready SC7020.

 
 
Dell Storage SC7020

 

 

Operating System

  • Product OS
    Storage Center 7.1 or higher

    Server OS
    Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

Memory*

  • 256GB per SC7020 array (128GB per controller)

Processor

  • Dual 2.5GHz 8-core Intel® Xeon® processors per controller

Connectivity

  • Back-end Connectivity
    SAS (6Gb ,12Gb)

    NAS deployment connectivity (optional)
    Supports file-based storage via FS8600 NAS appliance

Controller

  • 2 controllers per SC7020 array (dual-active controllers)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
    Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
    Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing):10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
    Non-operating humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point
    Inlet type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

Power

  • Power/wattage
    2 hot-swappable 1485W power supplies; 1485W maximum power

    Heat dissipation
    5,067 BTU/hr maximum

    Voltage
    200-240 VAC

    Frequency
    50/60 Hz

Energy Efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR®
    The Dell Storage SC7020 arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
    ENERGY STAR®

Management

  • Management interface
    Dell Storage Manager, formerly Enterprise Manager
    Multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface*

    Federation
    Create large multi-array systems under unified management, with seamless workload migration between arrays via included Live Migrate feature. Add arrays non-disruptively, efficiently utilizing their combined capacity and performance. Volume Advisor monitors federated arrays to suggest optimal data placement and load balancing. Volume movement does not impact snapshots or replication data protection. Federate like or unlike arrays: SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC4020.

    Scripting support
    Microsoft PowerShell API, RESTful API

    Host OS support
    Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

    Third-party application integration
    VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack™, Symantec™, Commvault®, Foglight™, Docker™ -- see SC Series Management spec sheet for more details

    Certifications
    VMware Metro Stretch Clusters, VMware SRM, IBM VIOS Recognized

    Reporting/alerts
    Support assist (phone home), remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications, departmental chargeback

Storage

  • Storage format
    Block (SAN) and/or file (NAS) from same pool*

    Storage media
    SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in same system
    SSD: Write-intensive, read-intensive (SLC, MLC and TLC formats)
    HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM

Chassis

  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.33 cm (5.25 in)
    Width: 44.5 cm (17.52 in)
    Depth: 78.5 cm (30.9 in)
    Weight: 24.22 kg (53.4 lb) (maximum configuration), 15.15 kg (33.4 lb) (empty)

    Rack support
    ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

Drive Controllers

  • Supported expansion enclosures
    Dell SC400: 12 x 3.5" drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC420: 24 x 2.5" drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC460: 60 x 3.5” drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC280: 84 x 3.5" drive bays, 6Gb SAS
    Dell SC200: 12 x 3.5” drive bays, 6Gb SAS
    Dell SC220: 24 x 2.5” drive bays, 6Gb SAS

    Maximum drive count
    500 (30 internal, plus 470 external)

    Supported drive types
    HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM; SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives in SLC, MLC and TLC formats. Drive types can be mixed in the same system.

    Internal drive (back-end)
    4 x 12Gb SAS ports per SC7020 array (2 per controller)

RAID

  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10 and RAID 10 DM (dual mirror). Any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single Storage Center. Multiple RAID levels can exist on the same storage tier within an array.

Scalability

  • Min/max drives
    4/500 per array, more in federated systems*
    (30 internal, plus 470 external)

    Max raw capacity (SAN)
    3PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems*

    Expansion enclosures
    Mix and match from the following options:
    Dell SC400: 12 x 3.5" drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC420: 24 x 2.5" drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC460: 60 x 3.5” drive bays, 12Gb SAS
    Dell SC280: 84 x 3.5" drive bays, 6Gb SAS
    Dell SC200: 12 x 3.5” drive bays, 6Gb SAS
    Dell SC220: 24 x 2.5” drive bays, 6Gb SAS

Technical Highlights

  • Array configurations
    All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays

    Auto-tiering method

    Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size

    Auto-tiering structure
    Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)

    Tiering customizations
    User-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier

    RAID support
    RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array

    RAID tiering
    Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups

    Thin provisioning
    Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

    Thin snapshots
    Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage

    Intelligent deduplication and compression
    Selectable option per volume on SSD and/or HDD tiers
    Compression-only option also available

    Replication
    Synchronous/asynchronous for SAN via FC or iSCSI
    Target/source relationships may be one-to-many or many-to-one
    Supports all SC data services on source and target volumes
    Change replication types and topologies on demand
    Supports cross-platform replication with PS Series/EqualLogic arrays (either direction)

    Federated multi-array systems
    Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays
    Volume Advisor continually monitors federation to suggest optimal data placement based on customizable capacity or performance load balancing policies
    Dell Storage Manager provides data center-level viewpoint and control

    Coexistence with PS Series arrays
    Replication in either direction
    Day-to-day management from a single interface
    Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays

    Business continuity

    Live Volume bi-directional auto-failover, auto-repair
    Continuous operations, disaster recovery, disaster avoidance
    Includes third-site (tertiary) replication options
    Zero RTO/RPO with customizable site failover SLAs per volume
    Does not require identical hardware at each site
    VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support
    Microsoft Azure Site Recovery support

    Application data protection
    Application Protection Manager Suite protects and restores host-side data from array in Oracle, Microsoft or VMware environments

    Data-at-rest encryption
    Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
    Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
    Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
    Key Management Server (KMS) options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3

    External key manager support
    Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
    Thales EMS 200

Product Configurations

  • Internal Storage
    30 x 2.5” Drive Bays

    Controllers
    2 per SC7020 chassis (active/active)

    Operating system
    Dell Storage Center 7.1 or greater

    Processor
    Dual 2.5GHz, 8-core Intel® processors per controller

    Maximum system memory
    256GB per controller (512GB total per array)*

    NAS deployment connectivity (optional)
    Supports file-based storage via FS8600 NAS appliance

Ports

  • Front-end network protocols
    FC, iSCSI (supports simultaneous multiprotocol)

    Max front-end ports
    24 (Fibre Channel), 12 (1Gb iSCSI), 12 (10Gb iSCSI)

    Back-end expansion protocols
    12Gb SAS (auto-negotiates to 6Gb)

    Max back-end expansion ports
    28 x 12Gb SAS ports per array including on-board ports
Dell Storage SC7020 - Conquer storage challenges now and in the future with the SC7020

Conquer storage challenges now and in the future with the SC7020

Control the deluge of diverse data you manage and stay future-ready with the Dell Storage SC7020. The SC7020 combines more capacity and greater flexibility together in one system to simplify management and lower costs. The SC7020 offers flexible features that can help you achieve:
  • Scalable IOPs with block data
  • Over 10:1 capacity savings with intelligent deduplication and compression*
  • Over 60 percent reduction in rack space required*
  • Optimized performance at an affordable price
SC7020 supports multiple protocols — Fibre Channel and iSCSI – and is easily managed with Dell Storage Manager (DSM).
Dell Storage SC7020 - Robust SAN with feature-rich software

Robust SAN with feature-rich software

The SC7020 offers a complete suite of advanced features to meet a variety of workloads. Automated intelligence of Data Progression optimizes drive tiers and RAID levels, while Live Volume maintains seamless business continuity through auto-failover between arrays. Features include:

  • Federated data control with Live Migrate
  • Guaranteed performance with QoS, application by application
  • Data protection with Data Instant Replay and Remote Instant Replay
  • Dynamic Capacity, which separates storage allocation from utilization, optimizing capacity
  • Unified management of block and file storage and cross-platform replication between SC and PS Series*
  • VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) support, iSCSI Datacenter Bridging (DCB)

Flexibility and efficiency

Consolidate multiple types of workloads into a single array, and achieve agile performance and a rapid return on investment. The SC7020 lowers the cost per terabyte, for all array types, including hybrid or all flash options, and uses your current architecture.

Expand with your business: Grow when and how your business dictates with seamless scalability up to 500 drives.

Future-proofed data: Supports various array options: flash, hybrid, multi-protocol connectivity support, data protection, ProSupport Powered by Copilot Services and Dell Deployment Services.

Optimized resources: Seamlessly manages your storage with a single pane of glass across the federated family of SC and PS Series.
Dell Storage SC7020 - Eliminate expense of managing separate systems

Eliminate expense of managing separate systems

Manage the SC7020 with the Dell Storage Manager (DSM, formerly known as Enterprise Manager). It provides comprehensive monitoring and management of all local and remote SC Series arrays. Easy-to-use data replication and migration between platforms gives PS customers flexibility to add SC arrays to their environment when they choose.*

DSM streamlines SAN administration and reduces operating costs with advanced features like volume-level QoS, VVOls support and departmental “charge-back” reporting. Powershell and REST management APIs allow you to integrate the SC7020 into your business workflows.
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Dell offers a wide range of professional services* to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your SC7020 Series system, including Dell ProSupport powered by Copilot and ProSupport Plus powered Copilot, offering 24x7 comprehensive storage and software support.
Supporting up to 500 total drives and 3PB raw capacity in a single array, the SC7020 offers five supported expansion enclosures that you can mix and match depending on your specific performance, cost or density needs.

Options are available for ultra-dense (84 drives in 5U) with the SC280 and new high-performance 12Gb SAS SC400 and SC420 enclosures. Adding a new enclosure is simple – the new drives can be automatically assimilated into the existing virtualized pool or set up as their own standalone pool. Data-in-place upgrades make it easy to change controllers and other key components, or migrate from legacy SC Series arrays.
Dell SC400

Dell SC400

  • (12) 3.5-inch drive slots
  • 2U rack size
  • 72TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 12Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • Supports intermixed drives
  • SSDs: 1.6TB/1.92TB/3.84TB
  • HDDs: 4TB/6TB/8TB 7.2K
  • Compatible with SC9000 and the SC7020 controller
Dell SC420

Dell SC420

  • (24) 2.5-inch drive slots
  • 2U rack size
  • 92.16TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 12Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • Supports intermixed drives
  • SSDs: 400GB/480GB/800GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB/3.84TB (7.68TB/15.36TB)*
  • HDDs: 300/600GB 15K and 900GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 10K
  • Compatible with SC9000 and the SC7020 controller
Dell SC460

Dell SC460

  • (60) 3.5-inch drive slots
  • 4U rack size
  • 600TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 12Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • HDDs: 3.5" NL SAS 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, and 10TB SED FIPS
  • Compatible with SC9000, SC7020 and SC5020 controller
Dell SC200

Dell SC200

  • (12) 3.5-inch drive slots
  • 2U rack size
  • 72TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 6Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • Supports intermixed drives
  • SSDs: 400GB/1.6TB/1.92TB
  • HDDs: 2TB/3TB/4TB/6TB 7.2K
  • Compatible with SC9000, SC8000, SC7020 and SC4020 controllers
Dell SC220

Dell SC220

  • (24) 2.5-inch drive slots
  • 2U rack size
  • 92.16TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 6Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • Supports intermixed drives
  • SSDs: 400GB/480GB/800GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB/3.84TB
  • HDDs: 300GB/600GB 15K, 900GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 10K and 1TB 7.2K
  • Compatible with SC9000, SC8000, SC7020 and SC4020 controllers
Dell SC280

Dell SC280

  • (42 or 84) 3.5-inch drive slots
  • 5U rack size
  • 504TB max capacity per enclosure
  • 6Gb SAS (dual modules) controller-enclosure connection
  • Supports HDDs: 4TB/6TB/10TB* 7.2K
  • Compatible with SC9000, SC8000, SC7020 and SC4020 controllers
Dell Storage SC7020 - Intuitive management at your fingertips

Intuitive management at your fingertips

Dell Storage Manager (DSM, formerly Enterprise Manager) provides comprehensive monitoring and management of all local and remote SC Series arrays. The SC7020 brings together the best of Storage Center intelligence into a single management interface. DSM and the SC7020 improves manageablity, decreases hardware complexity and provides data protection at a granular level.

Streamline administration and reduce operating costs with advanced features. DSM allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays. Easy-to-use data replication and migration between platforms gives PS customers flexibility to add SC arrays to their environment when they choose.
Dell Storage SC7020 - A new level of Storage Center OS efficiency

A new level of Storage Center OS efficiency

SCOS 7 is a groundbreaking leap forward in the evolution of Dell SC platform, offering diverse environments the ideal access point to deploy uniquely adaptable, future-ready storage solutions. New capabilities include:
  • Over 10:1 capacity savings with intelligent deduplication and compression*
  • Federated data control with Live Migrate
  • Seamless business continuity with Live Volume auto-failover between arrays
  • Federated management and cross-platform replication between SC and PS Series arrays
  • Quality-of-Service (QoS), VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) support,iSCSI Datacenter Bridging (DCB)
See individual spec sheets and product documentation for additional features and specific platform support.
Dell Storage SC7020 - Self-optimizing, automated storage

Self-optimizing, automated storage

Based on actual use and application performance requirements, SC Series Data Progression automatically optimizes your drive tiers and RAID levels for performance and cost savings. By default, all new data is written to fastest Tier 1 drives at RAID 10 performance levels, then converted to economical RAID 5/6 for subsequent reads.

As data ages, it’s moved to less expensive storage until it becomes active again. All-flash and hybrid arrays can leverage the unique attibutes of write- and read-intensive SSDs in combination. Data is precisely where it’s needed, when it’s needed – the perfect combination of high IOPS and cost savings.
Dell Storage SC7020 - Space savings in the data center

Space savings in the data center

SC Series delivers unprecedented levels of platform efficiency, along with comprehensive data reduction and:
  • Conservation of rack space for future growth
  • Smaller footprint, which benefits power and cooling expenses
  • Intelligent deduplication and compression for all storage tiers and drive types
Operating costs are reduced with advanced features like volume-level QoS, VVols support and departmental “charge-back” reporting, allowing instant visibility and control of a multi-terabyte, multi-location environment.
Dell Storage SC7020 - Data center automation with leading technology partner integrations

Data center automation with leading technology partner integrations

SC Series features a vast array of integration points with VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, OpenStack, IBM, CommVault, Symantec, Foglight and more. VMware® vSphere™ plug-in, vCenter™ SRM adapter and VAAI support help you manage storage and virtual machines together.

With the introduction of Application Protection Manager for Oracle and now enhanced for the Linux® environment, you can create application-consistent Replays for Oracle® databases. Combined with Storage Center Data Instant Replay (DIR), it will ensure reliable application, consistent backup and recovery of Oracle and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) enabled applications (Exchange, SQL and Hyper-V) and VMware virtual machines (VMs).

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