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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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
KristianPalsmar
Real User
Director of Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I have found the most valuable is that the interface is easy to use which makes the product user-friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us a reliable and dynamic storage system that we did not match before with our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

I think it would be nice if the connection were better integrated with the network so I could get a broader view of both the network and the system. This would be good in order for us to be able to troubleshoot anything that is going wrong… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Five years ago we used to have some off-brand thing. It was not a very good solution. It was just a collection of hard drives. When we got to a point we realized it wasn't able to do the job we had to choose another solution. That was when… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think that overall that the product is very good for us and what we need it to do. The advice I would give to other people considering Compellent depends on what they want to do and what they want to use it for. I'm going with a hybrid… more»
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
GaurangPatel
Real User
Technical Director at Allot Group
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the efficiency and replication. This solution is easy to use. Dell offers a good warranty on this product.

What needs improvement?

Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high. Although the pricing is competitive, it is a concern because competitors such as HP are also competitive.

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

The pricing of Dell EMC Compellent is competitive.

What other advice do I have?

I definitely recommend Compellent to my customers because it is a very good product that is very scalable, it is easy to use, and Dell offers a good warranty. I find the features handy and it is a good match for my customers' requirements… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The pricing for solutions by HP is also competitive.
Real User
EMC Storage & Backup Implementation Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Jan 30 2020

What do you think of Compellent?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for the traditional environment like virtualization and the database exchange.

What is most valuable?

Performance-wise it's high speed. It's also more stable and scalable. 

What needs improvement?

The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view.  In the next release, I would for them to improve their application feature.  I would also like to see some cloud integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Compellent for around two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have zero downtime. There is no disruption at all. It's highly stable with all the types of abundant solutions. All the hardware parts are in abundance.

What do I think about

BenoitQuenet
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 25 2019

What do you think of Compellent?

What is most valuable?

I mostly like the interface of the product.

What needs improvement?

Compellent is a nice technology, but it's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Compellent for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In terms of stability, it's good enough. It's okay. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Compellent is not scalable. We have a medium size company using the product.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good.

How was the initial setup?

Compellent's setup is straightforward.

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

I would not recommend the product. There are other,…
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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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