Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. Hitachi Universal Storage VM

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 123 reviews while Hitachi Universal Storage VM is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Dell EMC Unity is rated 8.4, while Hitachi Universal Storage VM is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity writes "Hits a sweet spot for us between price point and the amount of storage and performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Universal Storage VM writes "A solid product for high-performance data storage and utilization". Dell EMC Unity is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas Hitachi Universal Storage VM is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and EMC VMAX.
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The All-Flash models are pretty fast for the vast majority of our remote workloads.We use replication for disaster recovery (DR), making our DR process much easier.It has reduced complexity.We have resolved IT challenges with this solution. It sped up our environment. We went from spinning disk to all-flash, which reduced our footprint.It has good performance.We can get almost real-time response times.The most valuable thing for our use case is the flexibility to have multiple-protocol support.It is pretty stable. I like the stability, because everything works like it should. We made it all redundant. So, we don't have anything to worry about.

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The product has great data storage performance with a 100% data security and availability guarantee.

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We would like to see the concept of Storage Groups brought back to this product line.I haven't seen the roadmap for this solution.It is missing some features, like deduplication.Because we can do synchronous replication between the two sites, this made the setup challenging for this piece. They did not know how to set this up initially. We ended up having to do bidirectional synchronous replication.I would like them to continue to build on the solution and expand on the functionality, like replication.We'd like to see a cheaper version of an all-flash array in that footprint.I would like to have secure mobile connectivity going forward. This would help me be more proactive.If you compare it with VMAX, where we communicate with the box through Solutions Enabler and there are a lot of commands and a lot of flexibility, the command line for Unity needs to enhanced.

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The pricing is high, but the product is good. Additional features like data duplication might make it even better.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our CAPEX was close to $42,000 and operating costs are below $1000.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.We purchased a five-year warranty.Compression is making a difference towards the amount of hardware that we need to purchase.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.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.

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It is a little expensive.

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Overview

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‚Äôs 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 Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM delivers proven enterprise-class functionality — advanced virtualization of externally attached storage, logical partitioning, thin provisioning and universal replication — in flexible, cost effective service oriented configurations. 

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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise45%
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