Compare Compellent vs. IBM Storwize

Compellent is ranked 5th in Modular SAN with 4 reviews while IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 7 reviews. Compellent is rated 8.6, while IBM Storwize 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 Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". Compellent is most compared with Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and IBM Storwize, whereas IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series.
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Pros
Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.The solution is stable; we've had no problems at all.It is just as stable as any other high-end solution.

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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.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.

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Cons
The cost of the solution could be better.The lower model, the 3000, should have duplication. It doesn't right now. It's only from 5000 that this is offered, but it depends on the performance. It could be they don't offer it on lower models because the duplication is too much of a burden to the performance.I don't think the solution is very scalable.

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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.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.

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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...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.

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5th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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6,389
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9.0
4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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12,176
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9,528
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
410
Avg. Rating
7.5
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Storwize V7000
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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.

Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.
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Sample Customers
TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderIP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, Pelephone
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Healthcare Company15%
Insurance Company13%
Retailer10%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
University8%
Transportation Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Software R&D Company18%
Marketing Services Firm10%
Insurance Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise75%
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