Compare Compellent vs. IBM FlashSystem

Compellent is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN with 10 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 10 reviews. Compellent is rated 8.2, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Compellent writes "Very simple to use, it's very efficient, and a customer won't make many mistakes when using it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". Compellent is most compared with Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and IBM FlashSystem, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage. See our Compellent vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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Pros
Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable.This solution is easy to use.In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay.The interface is easy to use which makes the product user-friendly.The setup and installation is much simpler now, because Dell has standardized the configure process.I think that Dell EMC is one of the best technical support services in Ukraine.It is just as stable as any other high-end solution.Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.

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The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.Stability-wise, this solution is fine.The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.

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Cons
The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view.Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high.It's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.The connection should be better integrated with the network to offer a better view of the system.Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform.While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.I don't think the solution is very scalable.The cost of the solution could be better.

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Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that.This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method.I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights.The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general.The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive.The pricing of this solution is competitive.

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For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included.The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...

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3rd
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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5,320
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Reviews
10
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354
Avg. Rating
8.1
4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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18,451
Comparisons
14,257
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
509
Avg. Rating
8.2
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Overview

Help extend the life of your storage investments with Compellent Storage Center solutions. Flexible, non-disruptive storage options including flash-optimized solutions that offer flash at the price of disk, enable your data center to grow seamlessly without forklift upgrades.

IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
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Sample Customers
TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderCelero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Government15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise18%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise51%
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