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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • EMC VNX is suited for VMware environment as it integrates with vCenter.
  • Integrates well with SolarWinds storage monitoring software.
  • It is well suited for enterprise-level organizations with 100+ servers.
  • It is not suited for small businesses as it requires specialized administrators and has relatively high license cost.
  • It is not suited for businesses that host most of their servers on the cloud.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC SC Series
8.1
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Data Compression
Dell EMC SC Series
7.5
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC SC Series
9.0
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Simplicity
Dell EMC SC Series
6.5
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Power Savings
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • VNX has had very solid uptime. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have had very little if any downtime.
  • We have also used it for our home directories, and with the data dedupe on the file side it has saved us a lot of space.
  • Adding additional drive space has also been really easy.
Ryan Andrus | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • It occupies a large floor space in the data center.
  • Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.
Sam Majam | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • Dell EMC Unity is the improved version of EMC VNX. It has all the features in VNX with better performance.
  • NetApp all flash is faster and more expensive. It performs better with Citrix systems and VDI solutions.
  • HP MSA storage system is less performant and less expensive. It works better for file and CCTV data storage.
Timothy Sawah | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • I think it has provided improved reliability and performance [compared to] our previous solutions.
  • The lack of performance metrics has led us to need a 3rd party tool that integrates into our Vsphere environment to give us feed back on performance.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
3.6

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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