If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Compellent, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate it a ten out of ten. It's better to have it certified first then hand in the petition.
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. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
On a scale from one to 10, one is the worst, 10 is the best I'd give it a 6.
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 converged infrastructure now. If you looking for traditional storage then I would definitely recommend it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best. I would rate Compellent overall as a seven.
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.
We are partners with Dell EMC. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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. Buy all the discs, and then buy another shelf because it's most effective financially. Buying a single disc is extremely ineffective and extremely expensive. I would also advise others to look for backup software that is compatible. If you use something and it's not supported, you may be disappointed. We don't use it and don't plan to use it, so this is not a problem for us. There are probably others, however, that may look for an optimization method for their backups. I would rate the solution eight out of ten; it would be higher if the solution had better integration capabilities.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend it to others. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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 capacity to upgrade. These kinds of tools must be very user-friendly - especially for those customers that didn't study storage functionality in detail.
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.