There's Something Missing. . . .
A big difference between the old Compellent C:Drive and the new Dell Storage Forum was the lack of some great gimmick. For instance, in 2010, Compellent rolled out an EMC SAN on-stage, and sent several guys with bats and hammers, (left), to smash it.
Compellent last year also rolled out a series of short YouTube videos featuring EMC SAN arrays being smashed, blown up, shot, and even bored to death, such as this one titled, "Smash the SAN."