Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 123 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Dell EMC Unity is rated 8.4, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.0. 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 Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Eliminated all the management around replication and it helps us to do the recovery better and easier". Dell EMC Unity is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, EMC VMAX and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage.
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Pros
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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This is one of the most reliable and dependable products on the market.I am happy about the storage system and availability.The solution is very user-friendly in terms of maintenance and configuration. It's also possible to connect the solution to other storage management solutions.It's a state of the art solution in storage systems. High-availability and performance are the strongest aspects of these machines.

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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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In the next version I would like to see additional features like artificial intelligence and an increase in the amount of data it can store.In the next version I would like to see more intelligence.The initial setup was difficult, as we don't have access to assistance. We had some issues around configuration. We needed to know things like what kind of rate is the best, or what kind of replication is ideal. We had to seek out answers online to get the information we needed.The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through.

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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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I would like to see better pricing and more discounts.

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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’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.

RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

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Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Government5%
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Software R&D Company17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Insurance Company8%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise45%
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