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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8 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

Quantum DXi Series

It is good hardware/software to do VMWare backup, very reliable and convenient device.Hyper-V backup may be less appropriate to do due to specific software needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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

Quantum DXi Series

  • A perfect solution for D2D backups. We are seeing a large savings with the de-duplication piece.
  • Very versatile device. We like being able to use any backup protocol we need to for the many diverse jobs we have in the medical industry.
  • Interface is simple and easy to use.
Dave Treamer | 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

Quantum DXi Series

  • Every feature on the Quantum requires a license purchase, this is seriously annoying and drives the cost of the device up
  • The cost of the device is somewhat high
  • Active Directory integration is a bit of a pain
Anonymous | 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

Quantum DXi Series

Quantum DXi Series 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Support from Quantum was okay, they performed FW upgrade and replaced few faulty disks without any problem. Some old-style connections and requirements from them produced additional loads on our IT team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Quantum DXi Series

The only aleternative looked at prior to the DXi was ExGrid, while both are great options the DXi offered a little more versatility and the support has been terrific.
Dave Treamer | 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

Quantum DXi Series

  • Storage Target for data that can be Deduped
  • Using accent to do inline dedupe is great
  • Works well with netbackup accelerator and netbackup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

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

Quantum DXi 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
Quantum DXi Series
8.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
Quantum DXi Series
9.0

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