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Dell EMC SCv3000 Series Storage Arrays

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Our most affordable hybrid array

New entry point to SC Series auto-tiering and enterprise-class storage features

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Data Mobility and Migration

Replication
Replicates with other SC Series arraysi
Synchronous/Asynchronous via FC or iSCSI
Per-volume QoS bandwidth prioritization
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)

Volume mobility
Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays; see also Federation section

Federated multi-array systems
Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent movement of volumes among arrays
Snapshots maintained/preserved during migration

Thin Import
Space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series (EqualLogic) arrays

Thin Clones
Clone standalone volumes with zero duplication of data
Clones maintain independent snapshots and replication
Ideal for VDI, test/dev, other applications that require discrete instances of common data
More efficient than dedupe for database copies

Data Optimization

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 compression
Selectable option per volume
Applies to SSDs, HDDs or both in hybrid configurations

HDD optimization
FastTrack moves frequently accessed data to outer tracks for quicker response times

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

Expansion Capacity

Supported expansion enclosures
SCv300: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
SCv320: 24 x 2.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
SCv360: 60 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)i

Maximum drive count
222 per array (internal plus external expansion), more in federated systemsi

Max raw capacity
1PB per arrayi (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems

Storage media
SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in the same system.
SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives
HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM

Functional

Array configurations
All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays

Storage format
Block (SAN)i

Max SAN hosts: 250
Max initiator ports: 500
Max LUN size 500TB
Max number of LUNs: 1000
Max number of snapshots: 4096
Max IOPS: 665,000i 
Max IOPS (with latency less than 1ms): 540,000i 
Max IOPS (80% reads, 20% writes): 231,000i 
Max throughput (reads): 19,000 MB/si 
Max throughput (writes): 9,500 MB/si

Management

Management interface
Browser-based (HTML 5):
Unisphere for SC (element manager)
Unisphere Central (multi-array management)
CloudIQ (cloud-based analytics and monitoring)

Client application:
Dell Storage Manager (multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management)

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.i

Scripting support
Microsoft PowerShell API
RESTful API

Host OS support
Microsoft® Windows Server®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

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

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

Certifications
VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, VMware SRM, Veritas Storage Foundations Suite; see Dell Storage Support Matrix for additional certifications and details

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

Firmware updates
Online, non-disruptive.iFirmware may be set to download automatically, with option to trigger installation manually if desired.

Workload management
QoS, VVOLs

Network and Expansion I/O

Front-end-network protocols
FC, iSCSI, SAS (supports simultaneous multiprotocol): FC + iSCSI or SAS + iSCSI)

Max 16Gb FC ports
8 per array (SFP+)

Max 10Gb iSCSI ports
16 SFP+ or BaseT per array

Max 12Gb SAS ports
Up to 8 12Gb SAS portsi

Management ports
2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)

Back-end expansion protocols
12Gb SAS

Max back-end expansion ports
8 per array
Up to 16 expansion enclosures per array

Physical

SCv3000
Rack size: 3U
Height: 13.33 cm (5.25 inches)
Width: 44.5 cm (17.52 inches)
Depth: 78.5 cm (30.9 inches)
Weight at maximum configuration: 24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
Weight empty: 15.15 kg (33.4 lb)

SCv3020
Rack size: 3U
Height: 13.33 cm (5.25 inches)
Width: 44.5 cm (17.52 inches)
Depth: 78.5 cm (30.9 inches)
Weight at maximum configuration: 24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
Weight empty: 15.15 kg (33.4 lb)

Power

Power/wattage: 2 hot-swappable power supplies (1378W or 1485W options available, wattage type not interchangeable after point of sale)
Maximum output power: 1378W supply option: 1378 W; 1485W supply option: 1485 W
Maximum input power: 1378W supply option: 1584 W; 1485W supply option: 1688 W
Maximum input current: 1378W supply option: 16 A, 1485W supply option: 8.8 A
Maximum inrush current: 55A for 10 ms or less
Nominal input voltage operating range: 1378W supply option: 100-240 VAC; 1485W supply option: 200-240 VAC
Nominal input frequency: 50/60 Hz
Maximum thermal output/heat dissipation: 1378W option: 5,770 BTU per hour; 1485 option: 5,760 BTU per hour (for all-in-one base appliance, no expansion enclosures)

Unprecedented advantage at this price point

Why should budget constraints limit your access to state-of-the-art storage technology? The new SCv3000 Series arrays pack more advanced capabilities in an entry-level hybrid solution than ever before, helping even the smallest companies compete effectively against larger, more expensive deployments.

SCv3000 starting cost is among the lowest in the industry – but don’t let the price fool you! This array punches well above its weight, offering a unique combination of features designed to accelerate business outcomes for budget-conscious customers.

Great hybrid performance
Great hybrid performance
“0-100% Flash” architecture powers over 270,000 max IOPS, >19,000 MB/sec bandwidth, and 1PB raw capacity per array* – more than enough headroom to handle multiple demanding workloads.
Self-optimizing architecture
Self-optimizing architecture
Automate your cost savings to extract more value from fewer, less expensive drives. Multi-tier Data Progression, RAID tiering and Intelligent Compression actively reduce both initial and lifecycle costs.
Future-proof investment
Future-proof investment
Buy with confidence, knowing SCv3000 has full membership in a broader portfolio that will complement your environment, now and in the future. SC Series federation/replication, robust Dell EMC product support, 3rd-party tie-ins.
Dell EMC SCv3000 Series Storage Arrays

What’s New?

Compared to the previous-generation SCv2000, SCv3000 represents a giant leap forward in capabilities for the SC entry category.

  • Faster hardware platform – 50% more IOPS, 50% more capacity, 3X more bandwidth, 2X the snapshots.*
  • Full SCOS feature set – Unlike SCv2000, SCv3000 enables the full range of cost-saving SCOS 7 software capabilities, including Data Progression, Intelligent Compression, Live Migrate, Live Volume, federation/replication with other SC Series arrays, Thin Clones, Enterprise Chargeback, encryption, DCB, VVols and more…
  • Dell EMC integrations – Extensive VMware support, PowerPath, Data Domain, RecoverPoint, Networker, VPLEX, ViPR and new CloudIQ analytics.*
More IOPS for online apps. More bandwidth for data mining applications. More of the ecosystem support you need. No matter what mix of workloads you’re running, this unique entry-level array can handle it all. And thanks to the self-optimizing SCOS architecture, you’ll get these capabilities at a very low entry AND lifecycle cost.
Dell EMC SCv3000 Series Models

SCv3000 Series Models

The base array is available in two 3U “all-in-one” configurations. Both models include dual controllers with 6-core Intel processors, 32GB memory (16GB per controller) and flexible 10Gb iSCSI, 12Gb SAS or 16Gb FC network connections.
  • SCv3000 – (16) 3.5” drive slots
  • SCv3020 – (30) 2.5” drive slots
Optional expansion enclosures let you scale up to 222 drives, or 1PB per array* – with even larger scale-out potential in federated multi-array systems. All three expansion enclosures may be used with either base array. All array and expansion enclosure models support a variety of SSD, 15K, 10K and NLSAS drives (including FIPS-certified SEDs).
  • SCv300 – (12) 3.5” drive slots, 2U
  • SCv320 – (24) 2.5” drive slots, 2U
  • SCv360 – (60) 3.5” drive slots, 4U*
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