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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The high availability of Dell EMC Unity XT has been the most important feature.""I have found Dell EMC Unity XT to be stable.""The most valuable feature is the integration with vCenter.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the unified storage. Also, its capabilities for block-access, file access, and the center box.""Integration is easy with this product."

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"We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use"

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Cons
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""I would like to see the management layer improved.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"In terms of what could be improved, I would say its capacity and its connection.""Support Responsiveness & time to fix bugs should be improved.""The interface and configuration could improve.""Currently, the protocol SNMP is not implemented. That's a problem, as we follow this protocol and I can't check the integrity of this equipment."

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"It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""The features are limited."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"The price of Dell EMC Unity XT is higher compared to other solutions. The price should be less expensive."

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"All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included.""We have a five-year contract for providing support.""The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: Dell EMC PowerStore is a unified storage platform that has the added benefit of being scalable. The automated management… more »
Top Answer: As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the integration with vCenter.
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is cost-effective. There is no license. All of the features are bundled together, and you… more »
Top Answer: While it is a reliable product, it could be improved. It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity
ThinkSystem DE Series
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

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.

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Draper, Rio Grande Pacific, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise65%
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Dell EMC Unity XT is ranked 6th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Unity XT is rated 8.6, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity XT writes "Price / Quality ratio is good and since OE 5.03 code the array family reached a rather good maturity level". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". Dell EMC Unity XT is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE Nimble Storage and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell EMC SC Series. See our Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series report.

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