Dell EqualLogic PS series Scalability

it_user531267
IT Operations Manager with 11-50 employees
You have to determine your size as a company, if you're a small business, medium, or enterprise. The model that we bought was scaling to about a small- to medium-size business, but they give you enterprise functionality. That was the EqualLogic. But if we were bigger or we planned to grow or acquire, we probably would have selected Compellent or some other product line. You have to make sure you buy the right fit for you to scale because if you're a small company and you don't plan to expand, then this is a solution for you. If you plan to grow, then you need to buy a different model or different solution. The one that we're buying now is a unified storage solution. It's kind of expensive when you buy the EqualLogic solution because, as you grow, you have to keep buying another controller. It can be more expensive with time. At the end of the day, you have to remember that every three to five years you have to toss this equipment away and buy a new one. You don't want to overspend. View full review »
reviewer736926
System manager
Number of iSCSI connections. The EQL group has a maximum of four pools (at least in v.7xxx). You need at least one pool as a "maintenance" pool. In practical terms, we have only three useful pools in one group. View full review »
reviewer840291
IT Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Scalability is pretty good. View full review »
Cordinat6a12
coördinator ICT

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