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2019-09-19T08:39:00Z

What needs improvement with Dell EMC SC Series?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC SC Series.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Consultant

Dell will discontinue this storage. That's the main pain point for clients right now. They will focus on Power Store and the SC Series will be at end-of-life soon - possibly as soon as one or two months from now. In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency. The performance overall could be better.

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

Dell could improve the upgrading process. It was the lifecycle that made it very short. You'd upgrade the disk, and in eight, nine months, it would be obsolete. They cancelled an enhancement that included an all-flash unit. This would have improved the product.

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

This product should be a lot more user-friendly. A central management system should be put in place to make it easier to configure.

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

There's always room for improvement in the operating code; minor improvements here and there. We haven't had any real requests for them lately. I can't really think of anything. Support for Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVME). Most of the newer storage systems support it, but this one doesn't because of its age. Support for that was something we had looked at, but they said, "No, we're not offering that with this. It's going to be in the next product, not in this product because the architecture is just too old." I'd look for that — support for NVME. That's really the only supportable or new feature that I'd really be looking for.

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

The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do.

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

While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention.

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

I would prefer to have NVME, at least on the back-end and inline deduplication. Anyhow as Dell EMC has announced the new product - Power Store these features will not be available for Compellent.

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

The interface could be improved. It should have an application point of view. In the next release, I would for them to improve their application feature. I would also like to see some cloud integration.

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

Technical support should respond more quickly because the turnaround time is very high. Although the pricing is competitive, it is a concern because competitors such as HP are also competitive.

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

Compellent is a nice technology, but it's not very efficient anymore. There are better products out there.

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

I think it would be nice if the connection were better integrated with the network so I could get a broader view of both the network and the system. This would be good in order for us to be able to troubleshoot anything that is going wrong. The product has improved so much over the years that it is hard to think of something else that it really needs to be improved now in comparison to where it was. It is actually kind of good the way it is. Nothing is really annoying me right now. It is really just working and you hardly have to know it is there.

2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
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Compared to other solutions, Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform, for instance, to block a level of support can only be done through two different platforms.

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

It is difficult to say where this solution needs improvement because it is very good. While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.

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

The solution could use more integration with popular backup systems. Dell storage solutions are not very integrated. There are no dedicated models for, for example, Veeam backup or Redhouse backup, etc. The lower model, the 3000, should have duplication. It doesn't right now. It's only from 5000 that this is offered, but it depends on the performance. It could be they don't offer it on lower models because the duplication is too much of a burden to the performance.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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The interface could be simplified. The cost of the solution could be better.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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