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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell Compellent has a decent portfolio of products for varying sizes of business. Their licensing model is suited for those not wanting total a la carte fare, and administration is intuitive as compared to other storage arrays. This combined with Co-Pilot support gives Dell a good presence in a vast number of scenarios where networked storage is required over a DAS solution. It's only fallback is its own NAS solution, which itself may be better suited to smaller environments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Dell EqualLogic is well suited in a virtual environment where the ability to quickly create new volumes is important. Also, being able to back-up and restore data pools is a key factor, as well as automating your storage environment. Smaller businesses would be less suited in this scenario and would be better off with a less expensive NAS solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC SC Series
8.1
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Data Compression
Dell EMC SC Series
7.5
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC SC Series
9.0
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Simplicity
Dell EMC SC Series
6.5
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
Power Savings
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Pros

Dell EMC SC Series

  • Dell EMC SC Series (Compellent) does work well most of the time, but when there are massive i/o issues such as snapshot consolidation, it seems to function poorly.
  • Dell EMC SC Series (Compellent) is an easy to use array. Simple to configure volumes, add servers, and adjust policies.
  • The updates seem to be easily resolvable, with very little to no issues coming from any problematic update paths.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Provides a hybrid mixture of SAS and SSD disks
  • Different raid levels allowed across shelves
  • Daisy chain SAN controllers
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC SC Series

  • Reliability. We had several times where VMFS luns would become corrupted and we'd have to move all VM's off to other storage
  • Performance. 1g iSCSI performance was abysmal (although the unit we used was an older device)
  • Management and Monitoring. Both management and monitoring are pretty primitive. We were never able to integrate monitoring into Nagios.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Be nice to use a hybrid of drives. Solid state and hard disk drives.
  • Configuration was easy, but the maintaining of it can be a little difficult. We are a small shop. The system runs great, but when it comes to increasing storage space, etc., it can be difficult because we aren't in it daily. Some options are buried pretty well, which makes it tough to find.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell EMC SC Series 5.0
Based on 1 answer
This is not solely based on the support engineers themselves but more so that the logging and gotcha's that their array has. There have been multiple times where logs are pulled, but the folder is not large enough, and it crashes the array. Other times there are certain aspects that support either does not know of or isn't knowledgable about how to look at particular issues that could be causing problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC SC Series

We initially used EqualLogic, however we found the Compellent to scale better, do more, and cost nearly the same. Their approach to storage technology was very innovative and seemed to be the most comprehensive. We needed a SAN that was enterprise class in technology, but at the price of something smaller
Justin Stumpf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Having used HP StorageWorks, I have found that the Dell EqualLogic works more smoothly in a VMware environment. There are plugins that work in vSphere that allow you to create volumes and provision new virtual servers with relative ease. The software and interface that the EqualLogic runs on is more straightforward as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC SC Series

  • The SC9000 has been able to serve our current and futures needs well enough to not need to upgrade anytime soon.
Brooks Weisblat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Easy deployment with assistance from Dell meant a quick turn around time
  • Dell after support very good. Disk failures are dealt with quickly
  • Management of the units and ease
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
5.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
Dell EqualLogic PS Series

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