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SC7020F all-flash array

All-Flash performance: End-to-end flash helps you do things you thought were impossible, taking your business to new levels of productivity and success. Performance-centric design keeps IOPS and throughput high as you scale up and out.

Federated mobility, scale and availability: Each product ships ready to link in federated multi-array clusters for easy, non-disruptive workload migration and load balancing. Included auto-failover feature provides built-in business continuity.

Self-optimizing efficiency: Intelligent Deduplication and Compression, RAID tiering and pervasive thin methods make cost savings automatic.

All-inclusive software: Every advanced SC Series feature is included – no extra licenses to purchase or maintain. Live Volume, encrypted drive support, Replay Manager, Chargeback and more are fully enabled up to the full drive capacity of the array.

Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program: Unrivaled buying assurance programs includes 3-Year Satisfaction Guarantee, 4:1 Efficiency Guarantee, Never-Worry Data Migration, Hardware Investment and All-Inclusive Software offers. See DellEMC.com/FutureProof for details.

Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Processors 2 per controller (Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2628 v3, 2.5GHz, 8 cores)
Controllers 2 hot-swappable controllers per chassis (active/active)
Operating system Dell Storage Center OS (SCOS) 7.2 or greater
Max system memory 256GB per array (128GB per controller)
Internal storage capacity 30 x 2.5” drive bays
Max drive count 500 (30 internal, plus 470 external), more in federated systems
Max raw capacity 3PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems

SC7020F all-flash array

374,000 IOPS with latency under 1ms

Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017. 100% sequential reads with 8K sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration and usage and manufacturing variability. 

270,000 IOPS for 70/30 OLTP-type workloads

Based on internal test performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017 running OLTP type workloads with 70% reads, 30% writes and 8k sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. 

29,000 MB/s bandwidth

Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017. 100% sequential reads with 256K sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration and usage and manufacturing variability. 
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SC All-Flash Specifications

Chassis Overview

Chassis format

All-in-one (dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking and expansion ports)

Rack size

3U

Controllers

2 hot-swappable per chassis (active/active)

Processors

SC7020F: Dual Intel® Xeon® Processors, E5-2628 v3 2.5GHz, 8 cores
SC5020F: Single Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3

Internal storage capacity

30 x 2.5” drive bays

System memory

SC7020F: 256GB per array (128GB per controller)
SC5020F: 128GB per array (64GB per controller)

Operating system

Dell Storage Center OS (SCOS) 7.2 or greater

Expansion Capacity

Supported expansion enclosures

Dell SC420F: 24 x 2.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)

Maximum drive count

SC7020F: 500 drives per array, more in federated systems*
SC5020F: 222 (30 internal, plus 192 external), more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity

2PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity (NAS)

SC7020F: 3PB per array, more in federated systems*, **
SC5020F: 2PB per array, more in federated systems*, **

Storage media

SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives (can be mixed in single system), SED SSDs

Network and Expansion I/O

Front-end-network protocols

FC, iSCSI (supports simultaneous multiprotocol)

Max 32Gb/16Gb/8Gb FC ports

SC7020F: 24 per array (SFP+)
SC5020F: 8 per array (SFP+)

Max 10Gb/1Gb iSCSI ports

SC7020F: Up to 32 SFP+ (10Gb) or Base-T ports per array
SC5020F: Up to 16 SFP+ (10Gb) or Base-T ports per array

Management ports

2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)

Back-end expansion protocols

12Gb SAS

Max back-end expansion ports

SC7020: 20 per array
SC5020: 4 per array

Functional

Array configurations

All-flash arrays only

Storage format

Native block (SAN), file (NAS) from same pool with optional FS8600

Data Optimization

Auto-tiering method

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

Auto-tiering structure

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 in 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
Compression-only option also available

Data Mobility and Migration

Replication

Synchronous/Asynchronous 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)

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) and MD3 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 Protection, Disaster Recovery, Security

Business continuity

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

Thin snapshots

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

Replay Manager

Application-consistent snapshots in Microsoft or VMware environments

Data-at-rest encryption

Supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs)
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

Management interface

Dell Storage Manager
Multi-array, multi-site and cross-platform (PS Series) 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 SC Series arrays: SC7020F, SC5020F, SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC5020, SC4020, SCv3000 Series.*

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, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack, Oracle, Symantec, Commvault, Foglight, 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, IBM VIOS Recognized, Oracle Validated Infrastructure (OVI); 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

Workload management

QoS, VVOLs

Physical

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 max configuration

24.22 kg (53.4 lb)

Weight empty

15.15 kg (33.4 lb)

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

Amperage

1485/240 – 6.2A

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

Services, Warranties***

Services

Dell ProSupport with deployment and consulting services. Optional ProSupport Plus is available offering proactive and preventative services to improve performance and stability. Dell Optimize is available for additional ongoing strategic counsel and guidance from a highly trained system analyst.

Diagnostics engine

Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)

System sizing

Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit (DPACK) tool

Drive warranty

All SSDs are warrantied for full lifetime wear-out replacement with valid service agreement. SSD warranty covers all formats: SLC, MLC and TLC.

*Multiple SC Series arrays may be deployed in federated configurations using the Live Migrate feature included with firmware version 7.1 and above. Transparent, non-disruptive volume movement among arrays is enabled, allowing the combined capacity and cache of the entire federated cluster to be seamlessly utilized for maximum performance and scalability in expanding data centers. For example, a cluster of 10 SC7020F arrays can provide a total of 5,000 drives (up to 30PB raw capacity) with over 2.5TB of system memory.
**Using 2MB page sizes. For maximum flash performance, 512K page sizes are recommended. Discuss your performance and capacity needs with your Dell EMC representative or Authorized Partner.
***Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. Contact your Dell representative or Authorized Partner for details.
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SC5020F all-flash array

Self-optimizing efficiency, federated scale and mobility

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SC5020F all-flash array

All-Flash performance: End-to-end flash helps you do things you thought were impossible, taking your business to new levels of productivity and success. Performance-centric design keeps IOPS and throughput high as you scale up and out.

Federated mobility, scale and availability: Each product ships ready to link in federated multi-array clusters for easy, non-disruptive workload migration and load balancing. Included auto-failover feature provides built-in business continuity.

Self-optimizing efficiency: Intelligent Deduplication and Compression, RAID tiering and pervasive thin methods make cost savings automatic.

All-inclusive software: Every advanced SC Series feature is included – no extra licenses to purchase or maintain. Live Volume, encrypted drive support, Replay Manager, Chargeback and more are fully enabled up to the full drive capacity of the array.

Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program: Unrivaled buying assurance programs includes 3-Year Satisfaction Guarantee, 4:1 Efficiency Guarantee, Never-Worry Data Migration, Hardware Investment and All-Inclusive Software offers. See DellEMC.com/FutureProof for details.

Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Processors Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2630 v3, 2.4GHz, 8 cores)
Controllers 2 hot-swappable controllers per chassis (active/active)
Operating system Dell Storage Center OS (SCOS) 7.2 or greater
Max system memory 128GB per array (64GB per controller)
Internal storage capacity 30 x 2.5” drive bays
Max drive count 22 (30 internal, plus 192 external), more in federated systems
Max raw capacity 2PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems

SC5020F all-flash array

370,000 IOPS with latency under 1ms

Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017. 100% sequential reads with 8K sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration and usage and manufacturing variability. 

>257,000 IOPS for 70/30 OLTP-type workloads

Based on internal test performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017 running OLTP type workloads with 70% reads, 30% writes and 8k sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. 

>19,000 MB/s bandwidth

Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in October, 2017. 100% sequential reads with 256K sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration and usage and manufacturing variability. 
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SC All-Flash Specifications

Chassis Overview

Chassis format

All-in-one (dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking and expansion ports)

Rack size

3U

Controllers

2 hot-swappable per chassis (active/active)

Processors

SC7020F: Dual Intel® Xeon® Processors, E5-2628 v3 2.5GHz, 8 cores
SC5020F: Single Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3

Internal storage capacity

30 x 2.5” drive bays

System memory

SC7020F: 256GB per array (128GB per controller)
SC5020F: 128GB per array (64GB per controller)

Operating system

Dell Storage Center OS (SCOS) 7.2 or greater

Expansion Capacity

Supported expansion enclosures

Dell SC420F: 24 x 2.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)

Maximum drive count

SC7020F: 500 drives per array, more in federated systems*
SC5020F: 222 (30 internal, plus 192 external), more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity

2PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity (NAS)

SC7020F: 3PB per array, more in federated systems*, **
SC5020F: 2PB per array, more in federated systems*, **

Storage media

SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives (can be mixed in single system), SED SSDs

Network and Expansion I/O

Front-end-network protocols

FC, iSCSI (supports simultaneous multiprotocol)

Max 32Gb/16Gb/8Gb FC ports

SC7020F: 24 per array (SFP+)
SC5020F: 8 per array (SFP+)

Max 10Gb/1Gb iSCSI ports

SC7020F: Up to 32 SFP+ (10Gb) or Base-T ports per array
SC5020F: Up to 16 SFP+ (10Gb) or Base-T ports per array

Management ports

2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)

Back-end expansion protocols

12Gb SAS

Max back-end expansion ports

SC7020: 20 per array
SC5020: 4 per array

Functional

Array configurations

All-flash arrays only

Storage format

Native block (SAN), file (NAS) from same pool with optional FS8600

Data Optimization

Auto-tiering method

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

Auto-tiering structure

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 in 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
Compression-only option also available

Data Mobility and Migration

Replication

Synchronous/Asynchronous 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)

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) and MD3 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 Protection, Disaster Recovery, Security

Business continuity

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

Thin snapshots

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

Replay Manager

Application-consistent snapshots in Microsoft or VMware environments

Data-at-rest encryption

Supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs)
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

Management interface

Dell Storage Manager
Multi-array, multi-site and cross-platform (PS Series) 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 SC Series arrays: SC7020F, SC5020F, SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC5020, SC4020, SCv3000 Series.*

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, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack, Oracle, Symantec, Commvault, Foglight, 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, IBM VIOS Recognized, Oracle Validated Infrastructure (OVI); 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

Workload management

QoS, VVOLs

Physical

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 max configuration

24.22 kg (53.4 lb)

Weight empty

15.15 kg (33.4 lb)

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

Amperage

1485/240 – 6.2A

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

Services, Warranties***

Services

Dell ProSupport with deployment and consulting services. Optional ProSupport Plus is available offering proactive and preventative services to improve performance and stability. Dell Optimize is available for additional ongoing strategic counsel and guidance from a highly trained system analyst.

Diagnostics engine

Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)

System sizing

Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit (DPACK) tool

Drive warranty

All SSDs are warrantied for full lifetime wear-out replacement with valid service agreement. SSD warranty covers all formats: SLC, MLC and TLC.

*Multiple SC Series arrays may be deployed in federated configurations using the Live Migrate feature included with firmware version 7.1 and above. Transparent, non-disruptive volume movement among arrays is enabled, allowing the combined capacity and cache of the entire federated cluster to be seamlessly utilized for maximum performance and scalability in expanding data centers. For example, a cluster of 10 SC7020F arrays can provide a total of 5,000 drives (up to 30PB raw capacity) with over 2.5TB of system memory.
**Using 2MB page sizes. For maximum flash performance, 512K page sizes are recommended. Discuss your performance and capacity needs with your Dell EMC representative or Authorized Partner.
***Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. Contact your Dell representative or Authorized Partner for details.
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SC420F expansion enclosure

Add one or more enclosures to easily expand tbe capacity of SC7020F or SC5020F arrays

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SC420F

  • Simplifies storage expansion
  • Supports a variety of SSD types, including 15TB SSDs and SED SSDs
  • Lowers data center power requirements with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
Feature Description
Form factor 2U
Controller-enclosure connection 12Gb SAS
Drives 24 (2.5”)
Maximum capacity per enclosure Over 360TB

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