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Dell EMC SC Series Room for Improvement

Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Managing Director at Consult BenJ Ltd

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.

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JC
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 11-50 employees

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.

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JM
IT Director - Enterprise Storage and Data Protection at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

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.

 

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MN
Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees

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.

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GB
Infrastructure architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

In terms of what could be improved, I would say the lack of reporting would be the main issue.

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DM
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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Technical Director at Allot Group

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.

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TN
Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals

This product should be a lot more user-friendly.

A central management system should be put in place to make it easier to configure.

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VP
EMC Storage & Backup Implementation Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

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.

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SB
System Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

The solution is automated, but we still don't get a complete speech from the disc. The flash speed should be addressed. 

While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations. Our racks are at their limit, so we do not have the requisite scalability to expand. 

We would like to see replication of the data storage without the need to resort to third party tools. Storage to storage repetition would be a nice feature. 

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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