Dell EMC Unity XT Review

For our test and dev environments, the ease of use and management are key features

What is our primary use case?

For Unity, our use case is mostly test and dev.

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to older generations of arrays there is quite an improvement, compared to the older VNXs, for example. It depends on you use it, but for our purposes, we find Unity simple to use.

What is most valuable?

It's simple, easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

At the moment, we are pretty satisfied with it. Perhaps the user interface could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's more stable than the old generation of arrays. We had a lot of issues with the VNX, for example, but they got better over time. The VNX2 was better, and the Unity has been even more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

For our use cases, I believe it will meet our needs moving forward.

How is customer service and technical support?

Tech support is very good. We haven't had many of serious issues, and the issues we have had have been dealt with very well.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward. We set most of the configuration ourselves. If you have basic knowledge then it's pretty straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did compare it to others at the time, but they have a wide selection of tools and products to meet our use cases. Good support as well.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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