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"Just from an overall power and heating usage, it costs substantially less than some of our existing solutions""We bought extended warranties out of the box because our customer has a bad habit of managing warranties.""While it has a good price to start, they could always make it cheaper.""It scales, but then you have to buy additional stuff.""With the large Unity that we bought, it has saved us about one and a half rack space. That's our return on investment on our flash array. We also need less Fibre Channel connectivity.""The return on the investment was simply speeding up our entire vSphere stack, which allowed our developers and engineers to get their workloads done faster and simpler. We were experiencing VM snapshot times of 45 minutes to two or three hours, and it shrunk it down to under five minutes.""Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year.""The solution is extremely functional for the price that we pay for it. It is worth the investment."

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Gary Vaughan
author avatarAdminsys677 (Presales Engineer Information System and Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
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PowerStore is flexible, scalable, simple, and performant with market-leading economics for a wide range of legacy and next-gen apps. It is only Flash and can support many workloads from today's application. As an independent Presales Engineer, I think that today Unity XT can continue to feet at 95% to the workload of the customer and still have more years of life. The adoption of PowerStore will be very difficult in our region particularly but there is a good strategy from Dell Technologies concerning PowerStore that is very good.

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Top Answer: PowerStore is flexible, scalable, simple, and performant with market-leading economics for a wide range of legacy and next-gen apps. It is only Flash and can support many workloads from today's… more »
Top Answer: I saw that you have doubts about what you chose. I have a lot of experience with the constructor, honestly I can recommend Dell EMC Unity XT All-flash which can guarantee you a ratio of 3:1 signed by… more »
Top Answer: They’re both great solutions and I’ve used both. EMC is being VERY aggressive on pricing which may be the undoing of NetApp. Differences are in the user interface mostly, they both do what they… more »
Top Answer: First of all the decision should be taken looking at similar products in terms of capacity and performance. I will show a few aspects helping the decision, comparing Unity Xt480f and AFF220 (both… more »
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PowerStore 1000T through 9000T models provide organizations with all the benefits of a unified storage platform for block, file and vVol data, while enabling flexible growth with the intelligent scale-up and scale-out capability of appliance clusters. In addition, automated management of resources across the cluster results in superior storage utilization and simplified administration. Designed for the modern data center, PowerStore’s data-centric design with NVMe and hardware-enabled Advanced Data Reduction and 4:1 DRR deliver critical performance and storage efficiency for both traditional and modern applications.

Dell EMC Unity, powered by Intel Xeon processors, delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected.

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Draper, Rio Grande Pacific, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Top Industries
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise47%
Large Enterprise36%
Dell EMC PowerStore is ranked 3rd in NVMe while Dell EMC Unity XT is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 22 reviews. Dell EMC PowerStore is rated 0.0, while Dell EMC Unity XT is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity XT writes "Gives me flexibility with its ability to replicate to itself". Dell EMC PowerStore is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE Primera and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas Dell EMC Unity XT is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Dell EMC SC Series.

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