Great Price, performance an reliability are questionable
Updated August 15, 2016

Great Price, performance an reliability are questionable

Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Compellent

We used Compellent for vmware storage for clusters used by our development group. It was used by 100+ developers.

Pros

  • Very competitively priced
  • No need to manage individual RAID groups
  • Honestly I can only come up with 2 good things.

Cons

  • 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.
  • Because cost was minimal it was able to achieve ROI.
We selected Compellent solely based on price. Honestly I would rate it only slightly better than a QNAP we used (which was even cheaper). If performance and reliability are factors in your decision (and they should be) I would recommend looking at something like a VNXe.
Most appropriate where cost is primary driver. Least appropriate when performance and reliability are critical.

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