Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. Hitachi Universal Storage VM

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 104 reviews while Hitachi Universal Storage VM is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. 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 Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe. See our Dell EMC Unity vs. Hitachi Universal Storage VM report.
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Pros
This product is perfect for small, and mid-range customers who need to pay less, but still, get enterprise-level capabilities.This solution makes it easy to manage storage, provision new workloads, and scale-up.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.

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The most valuable features are simplified provisioning and management, de-duplication, and built-in encryption.The product has great data storage performance with a 100% data security and availability guarantee.

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Cons
This product needs to have better integration with enterprise backup solutions and archiving devices.This solution would be improved with the addition of flexible raid volumes.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.

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The exterior display needs to be improved.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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This solution has a good price-performance ratio.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
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise42%
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