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Dell EMC SC7020F Storage Array

More capacity and greater flexibility


  • Dual 8-core Intel processors per controller

  • 30x 2.5" drive slots, 3U chassis

  • 500 drive max expansion

  • 6 PCIe slots (3 per controller)

  • 10Gb iSCSI and/or 32/16Gb FC

  • NAS support via optional FS8600

  • 16,000 snapshots

  • 29,000MB/sec bandwidth

  • Supports intermixed SSD formats

  • All premium software features included

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Future Proof Flexibility

The SC7020F provides more capacity and greater flexibility as you manage a variety of workloads. Realise rack space savings with a 3U, 30-drive bay chassis that can expand up to 500 drives with 12Gb SAS expansion enclosures. It is powered by dual Intel Xeon E5 processors with 8 cores each for enhanced application performance. SC7020's multiprotocol connectivity options all you to expand your front-end network connectivity and increase capacity with expansion enclosures.

Designed to handle a variety of workloads, the SC7020 offers high performance with the flexibility to add more capacity as your storage needs change.

Lifecycle Efficiencies

Experience real savings with Dell's low-cost-per-gigabyte flash drives - all-flash or a hybrid combination of drive types - to balance both your workload and performance requirements. With automatic policy-based deduplication and compression true optimisation of drive capacity is realised.


Simplify management through a single management console and control cost with minimised rack space and cabling complexities. This single array can reduce required rack space by over 60%.

Proven features, like the patented Data Progression auto-tiering, leverages diverse drive types to optimise data placement according to actual use, allowing you to achieve your performance needs at a lower cost. Thin-allocation methods are active by default and RAID levels are dynamically provisioned, adjusting and rebalancing automatically to help you achieve your most aggressive application objectives with the fewest drives possible.

Streamlined Storage Administration

Managing complex storage tasks like live volume, encryption, replication and capacity planning in a federated environment can be challenging obstacles to overcome. Dell Storage Manager (DSM) simplifies administration with an intuitive interface that automates the most common storage tasks. DSM enables day-to-day management of SC and PS Series arrays from a single interface while delivering centralised management of local and remote environments and tight integration with leading technology providers.

With DSM you can streamline administration and reduce operatig costs with advanced features like volume-level QoS, VVOLs support and departmental "charge-back" reporting, allowing instant visibility and control of a multi-petabyte, multilocation env1ironment. DSM offers cross-platform replication capabilities between PS Series, SC Series and FS8600 arrays for seamless management. Configure and verify remote replication processes, monitor storage capacity and drive utilisation in real-time. Take advantage of intelligent deduplication and compression with capacity savings of over 10:1. Achieve seamless business continuity with Live Volume auto-failover between arrays and generate comprehensive storage usage and performance reports - all from a single pane of glass.

Third-Party Integrations

As a premiere global solutions provider with a huge install base, Dell has the industry touch-points to ensure support for the applications you need. The SC Series has a wide array of integration points with VMWare, Microsoft, Oracle, OpenStack and many others. Application Protection Manager Suite, for example, provides application-consistent snapshots in Oracle, VMWare and Microsoft environments. Microsoft Azure Site Recovery support enables VM failover between two private clouds and VMWare Metro Stretch Cluster support helps VMs "follow the storage" in the event of an array or site failure.

Additional VMWare integrations, including a vSphere plug-in, vCentre and VAAI support help you manage storage and virtual machines together - and the Microsoft Windows PowerShell and RESTful APIs streamline system management with intuitive scripting interface options. See the SC Series Management spec sheet for more certified, validated platforms.

Manufacturer Dell EMC
Part No. SC7020F
End of Life? No
Width 445
Height 133.3
Depth 785
Weight [Kg] 24.22
Rack Units 3U
CPU Socket(s) 2
Compatible CPU(s) Intel Xeon E5 2628v3
Max CPU Clk Spd 2.5GHz
Max # Core(s) 8 core
Memory Capacity 256GB per array (128GB per controller)
Drive Bays 30x 2.5" drive slots (base)
500 drives per array, more in federated systems
Capacity 3PB per array, more in federated systems
HDD Suitability SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives(can be mixed in single system), SED SSDs
RAID Controller Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups
RAID Options RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist in single array

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