So we are going to be pulling the trigger probably in the next 30-days for a replacement Storage Array. We are currently running a CX3-40 array with about 50TB raw of storage and we currently use about 6.5k Iops at the 95% percentile. We are looking for a replacement array with around 75TB of usable space and able to handle about 10k Iops. We are currently strictly FC however we would like the new array to support 10Gb iSCSI and FC. We have competitive quotes from both Dell and EMC, both are fairly close in price. The EMC array seems the safe bet however I am concerned that the EMC array has a higher TCO because you have to forklift the array every 5-6 years. The Compellent array seems more flexible and easier to upgrade without having to do a forklift upgrade. I was asking if anyone has any experience with these arrays? The EMC we are looking at a VNX 5300 and the Compellent is a SC040 controller.