Dell EMC SC Series Room for Improvement

Whitney Gray
Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
There's always room for improvement in the operating code; minor improvements here and there. We haven't had any real requests for them lately. I can't really think of anything. Support for Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVME). Most of the newer storage systems support it, but this one doesn't because of its age. Support for that was something we had looked at, but they said, "No, we're not offering that with this. It's going to be in the next product, not in this product because the architecture is just too old." I'd look for that — support for NVME. That's really the only supportable or new feature that I'd really be looking for. View full review »
Ben Jardine
Managing Director at Consult BenJ Ltd
While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention. View full review »
KristianPalsmar
Director of Technology with 501-1,000 employees
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. The product has improved so much over the years that it is hard to think of something else that it really needs to be improved now in comparison to where it was. It is actually kind of good the way it is. Nothing is really annoying me right now. It is really just working and you hardly have to know it is there. View full review »
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Coo5678
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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 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. View full review »
reviewer1297803
IT Director - Enterprise Storage and Data Protection at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I would prefer to have NVME, at least on the back-end and inline deduplication. Anyhow as Dell EMC has announced the new product - Power Store these features will not be available for Compellent. View full review »
Infrastr69c7
Senior IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had failures with disks, but no downtime. We were able to change them before they caused a problem. View full review »
reviewer1398123
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do. View full review »
GaurangPatel
Technical Director at Allot Group
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. View full review »
reviewer1245675
Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals
This product should be a lot more user-friendly. A central management system should be put in place to make it easier to configure. View full review »
reviewer1122030
Chief Business Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1273260
EMC Storage & Backup Implementation Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
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. View full review »
BenoitQuenet
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Compellent is a nice technology, but it's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there. View full review »
SystemEng457
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The interface could be simplified. The cost of the solution could be better. View full review »
OlegDubitskyi
Pre-Sales Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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. View full review »
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