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2019-09-15T16:43:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC SC Series?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC SC Series, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Consultant

I'm an integrator. Our company is a company that is delivering solutions in IT for other customers. So, I'm not using some solution like this storage. I'm an architect, so I'm architecting these solutions for our customers. The solutions which we are using are mainly from Dell EMC. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-06-21T10:35:17Z
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Top 10Real User

We're trying to move some people across to some other storage solutions because this product is at end-of-life. I would give this product 10 out of 10.

2021-03-03T21:15:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

In summary, it's a nice product but it's too expensive and too complicated to set up. If I were rating this product solely on the management or administrative side, I would rate it a one out of ten because it's just ridiculous. Performance-wise, I can rate it a four or five out of ten. Overall, I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

2021-01-10T14:09:29Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice would be to look at the succeeding product, the replacement product that replaces it. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Dell EMC SC Series a rating of nine. Just looking back at it over time, the initial setup was a little more difficult back in the 2008, 2009 timeframe. If that wasn't so difficult back then, I would give them a ten. As I said, that did get better. They got much better over time, but that's why I said nine out of ten.

2020-11-24T16:32:57Z
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Top 20Consultant

This is a solution with good performance that I recommend, and for anybody who is considering it, I would tell them to give it a shot. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-12T20:12:26Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm a contractor and a Dell partner; I help implement the solution for clients, however, I'm not a reseller. I help fix and update the solution and occasionally maintain the product for clients. In my experience, the solution is usually deployed either on-premise within the office or the head office, or quite often in a co-located data center. I would recommend the solution, however, only if it made sense for the individual company. It's not right for everyone and it would depend on the situation. A company considering implementing it should always check their requirements. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall. Now and then, they do break and you do have to replace them. With any solution, something always goes wrong at some point. That's not a mark against this particular product. I don't believe any product is perfect.

2020-07-22T08:17:20Z
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Top 10Real User

THe solution works well for small to medium-sized environment. The storage isn't enterprise-level. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-06-21T08:08:07Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate it a ten out of ten. It's better to have it certified first then hand in the petition.

2020-01-30T07:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I definitely recommend Compellent to my customers because it is a very good product that is very scalable, it is easy to use, and Dell offers a good warranty. I find the features handy and it is a good match for my customers' requirements. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-01-12T12:03:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

On a scale from one to 10, one is the worst, 10 is the best I'd give it a 6.

2019-12-22T06:32:00Z
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Real User

I think that overall that the product is very good for us and what we need it to do. The advice I would give to other people considering Compellent depends on what they want to do and what they want to use it for. I'm going with a hybrid converged infrastructure now. If you looking for traditional storage then I would definitely recommend it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best. I would rate Compellent overall as a seven.

2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
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Consultant

I would definitely recommended this solution to others. However, if they are looking at the unifier, there are other alternatives. I would like to see it becoming more unified in the next release. I will give it an eight out of ten, because I think there is room for improvement. Nothing's perfect.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Real User

We are partners with Dell EMC. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
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Real User

We are using the private cloud deployment model and utilize both the 3000 and 5000 models of the solution. My advice to others considering using the solution would be, first of all, to buy the full disc on the shelf, not part of the shelf. Buy all the discs, and then buy another shelf because it's most effective financially. Buying a single disc is extremely ineffective and extremely expensive. I would also advise others to look for backup software that is compatible. If you use something and it's not supported, you may be disappointed. We don't use it and don't plan to use it, so this is not a problem for us. There are probably others, however, that may look for an optimization method for their backups. I would rate the solution eight out of ten; it would be higher if the solution had better integration capabilities.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend it to others. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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LeaderboardReal User

My advice to others would be to get the demo to test the solution out. On a scale of one to ten, my rating is a ten. Simplicity and stability are very important for me, and this solution is very simple to use, it's very efficient and a customer won't make many mistakes when using it. In the future, I would like to see better monitoring so that we can give to the customer an indication of their capacity to upgrade. These kinds of tools must be very user-friendly - especially for those customers that didn't study storage functionality in detail.

2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
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