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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6.3 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

SMB business Tegile pricing and performance is particularly well suited. BC/DR scenarios are also enhanced as they are extremely good at upgrading each side and failing over for upgrades. I don't know any situations where these would not be appropriate.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • Fast writes to and retrieves from the disks.
  • Fast ethernet communication and full support for Vmware.
  • NFS storage means no LUN rebuilding or painful LUN migrations.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • I would like to see every update to be able to be reached via either partial or full updates. In the past we had progressed to one level of software and then found we could not get to a later version from that level, though they did address that.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because when something works this well you don't change it
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It just works, and works very well. The GUI is clean and easy to understand, and the dashboard gives vital information at a glance. It also gives a very comprehensive view of what all the moving parts are doing. It is so clear and matches the view in real life that I can have a non-technical person looking at it and talking to me on the phone and we both see the same things, instantly.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

We used to have both Nimble and Compellant in the past, and there is no comparison with the Tegile offerings. The Tegiles outperform them in every area and are easier to use.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • It has increased our productivity in our database users by about 40%
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

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
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC SC Series
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

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