Compellent Scalability

Stephane
Consulant at a software R&D company
For me, there is only one limitation with the scalability of the solution. When you have the solution with two controllers, and you add a lot of SSD, you reach a limit. You have to use your system in his linear opérating zone. when you add discs, you add IOPS and storage space. there is a saturation point of the controller beyond which you add only storage space but no more IOPS, the limit point is reached and the limit is almost 60 discs. You can put in 200 discs, mostly at once. This point limit the scalability of the full flash solution with only one system. you can add another system in fédération mode to exceed this limit. View full review »
KristianPalsmar
Director of Technology with 501-1,000 employees
It is a scalable product. We don't have any problem with that. Right now we have about 600 end-users on the system. View full review »
Coo5678
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Scalability is okay, but the pricing of additional discs is pretty high. It's more optimized for the whole model of discs, not for single disc upgrades. We have about 500 users on the solution currently. View full review »
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reviewer1122030
Chief Business Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is easy to scale - you can either add additional hard drives, or use expansion closures. That makes it easier to scale. We have a broad spectrum of small, medium and large-scale clients, and we are able to cover all sizes of organizations. View full review »
Yap Ming Cur
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is very good because we can add up to, if I'm not mistaken, another three stacks, three cases. There is room for us to keep upgrading the capacity. View full review »
GaurangPatel
Technical Director at Allot Group
This is a very scalable product. View full review »
reviewer1273260
EMC Storage & Backup Implementation Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
It's easy to expand without affecting the current production but there definitely is a limit with each model but that's to be expected. View full review »
BenoitQuenet
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Compellent is not scalable. We have a medium size company using the product. View full review »
SystemEng457
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
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