Dell EMC Unity XT Review

Increases performance, and we have gone from multi-rack to a portion of one rack


How has it helped my organization?

We have certainly received a performance boost by moving to Unity.

What is most valuable?

We weren't looking at specific features. We needed to the additional storage and the performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability so far, but it's early days. We have only been using it a few weeks.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It will certainly help us scale bigger. If I look at the footprint, the VNX's was multi-rack. Now, all of a sudden, we're only at a portion of a rack. And, obviously, if we can scale within the same rack - we can certainly see that by the number of hard drives we've had to put in - we can scale a lot more easily.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support has always been good. Support, service, all of that, has been good. The guys have been knowledgeable, they know what they're doing. No issues.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were on the VNX before and we needed to do storage upgrades, we ran out of storage. We decided it would be better to refresh the entire architecture. Went to Unity, which obviously gave us the flash storage as well. 

The transition was pretty seamless. There were no issues in the migration. It is early days. We have not yet gotten to the point of looking at advanced features.

What other advice do I have?

When looking at selecting a vendor, it will be reputation, market share. It will be support, the pricing of the product; a roll-up of all of that is what counts at the end of the day.

I give it a 10 out of 10 for now, because we haven't had anything go wrong.

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