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Stephane
Real User
Consulant at a software R&D company
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Compellent is a very easy-to-use solution because after the first installation you have no more parameters to fix. You can add discs easily and all discs are in one group or folder. It is also very easy to expand. The solution is very complete as you can use it as solo for primary storage for production, and you want to implement a cluster with two storage systems, all you need is include it in… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We work on different solutions. The most important point for me is how is implemented disc virtualization. In this solution, disc management is really very simple and disc utilisation is efficient. all disc are add in a group and raid is oragnized on 2Mo stripe. The stripe are organizer in 2 raid automatically : by default, 20% in raid 10 to write blocs with very effective performane and 80% raid5… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to get the demo to test the solution out. On a scale of one to ten, my rating is a ten. Simplicity and stability are very important for me, and this solution is very simple to use, it's very efficient and a customer won't make many mistakes when using it. In the future, I would like to see better monitoring so that we can give to the customer an indication of their… more»
Real User
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable features are its storage capabilities and its duplication.

What needs improvement?

The solution could use more integration with popular backup systems. Dell storage solutions are not very integrated. There are no dedicated models for, for example, Veeam backup or Redhouse backup, etc. The lower model, the 3000, should… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased the whole package at once. We don't pay any additional fees annually.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution. We added this to replace some older methods because it's flexible and the visual storage was generally a very good idea.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the private cloud deployment model and utilize both the 3000 and 5000 models of the solution. My advice to others considering using the solution would be, first of all, to buy the full disc on the shelf, not part of the shelf… more»
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Consultant
Chief Business Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features would be the ease of use and the cost effectiveness. Compared to other mid-range constrict technologies from Dell, this is a much cheaper solution.

What needs improvement?

Compared to other solutions, Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform, for instance, to block a level of support can only be done through two different platforms.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommended this solution to others. However, if they are looking at the unifier, there are other alternatives. I would like to see it becoming more unified in the next release. I will give it an eight out of ten, because I think there is room for improvement. Nothing's perfect.
Yap Ming Cur
Real User
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 07 2018

What needs improvement?

It could be hyperconvergent in the future.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Initially, when we chose this product it was because of the cost component and because the service was very good. For me, when selecting a vendor the most important issue is support, after-sale services.

What other advice do I have?

The first thing you need to know is what you need, what your requirements are. The second thing is how much of a budget there is. I rate Dell Compellent an eight out of 10. So far, we haven't faced any problems. Even during the upgrades, there have been no issues. In addition, support is very good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did do some comparisons between HPE 3PAR as well as Dell Compellent, but we choose Dell, as I mentioned, because of the cost factor.
Real User
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 20 2019

What do you think of Compellent?

What is most valuable?

The compression capability is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be simplified. The cost of the solution could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm unsure about how truly scalable the solution is. It might be scalable. I don't know for sure. We have about 100 people using it right now.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you

OlegDubitskyi
Real User
Pre-Sales Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 30 2019

What do you think of Compellent?

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this we resell this solution to our clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Compression and Deduplication.

What needs improvement?

It is difficult to say where this solution needs improvement because it is very good. While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for between two and three years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I think that Dell EMC is one of the best technical support services in Ukraine. I am satisfied with the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, it took one day to deploy it.…

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What is Compellent?

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.

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TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, Finder
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