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Score 7.6 out of 100
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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
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IBM Storwize V7000

Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is well suited are:
  • Virtualized environments
  • Disaster recovery sites
  • All bock storage scenarios
  • Low rack footprint
Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is less appropriate are:
  • One solution for both file access and block access
  • High-performance scenarios
  • A hybrid solution to scale to cloud
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC SC Series
8.2
IBM Storwize V7000
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC SC Series
8.5
IBM Storwize V7000
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC SC Series
9.0
IBM Storwize V7000
Data Compression
Dell EMC SC Series
7.5
IBM Storwize V7000
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC SC Series
9.0
IBM Storwize V7000
Simplicity
Dell EMC SC Series
6.5
IBM Storwize V7000
Power Savings
Dell EMC SC Series
8.5
IBM Storwize V7000

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.
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IBM Storwize V7000

  • Cluster capacity of 4 controllers with up to 128 GB Cache each
  • Storage synchronous and asynchronous replication.
  • Streched cluster
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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.
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IBM Storwize V7000

  • Only block storage box.
  • Many incidents over a few years.
  • If easy tier not planned well, the performance might be impacted.
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Support

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.
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IBM Storwize V7000

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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
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IBM Storwize V7000

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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.
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IBM Storwize V7000

  • Storage admin reduction of costs.
  • Not an expensive solution.
  • Maintain low operative costs.
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Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

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

IBM Storwize V7000

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
9.0
IBM Storwize V7000
8.0

Support

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
IBM Storwize V7000

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