Dell EMC Unity Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 04 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is simple to install. It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity. We use the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our performance. We run a lot of security tools that scan for different things, and this would greatly impact our other storage arrays that were… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have an easy way to determine the cost per VM so that I can present a solution to our customers. We're going through a transformation where we are trying… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pure has been flexible with us on the pricing models.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We needed to do a lifecycle replacement, and we also knew that at the time that flash was just really starting to take hold. We had used a hybrid model before and we… more»

What other advice do I have?

After implementing this solution, we did see the performance impact. The performance had increased, although our customers did not see it. So as IT, on the backend, we… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to choosing this solution, we evaluated Dell EMC. We looked at Nimble but they weren't all-flash at the time so they didn't last very long. I am sure that we… more»
Sameh Moamen
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is good for virtualization and meets the need for CPU and RAM requirements. It is suitable for mid-range and big business.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a better performance from this solution. In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing for this solution is good compared to HP or Dell EMC.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a solution from HP before this one.

What other advice do I have?

The demand in the market is for hyper-converged, all-in-one virtualization. It is not only for the operating system or hypervisors but also for networking and security. It is about optimum solutions. This is a solution that I recommend for… more»
Real User
Principal System Analyst at a university with 10,001+ employees
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability.

How has it helped my organization?

Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We outgrew our old solution, which is why we implemented this one. We are traditionally a Dell EMC shop.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody considering this solution, my advice is to ask the vendor for a bake-off, or a demo product, so that you can evaluate it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this option we also evaluated solutions by IBM. We chose Pure because we like their support model and we like their performance. The vendor came out and did a bake-off for us.
Real User
Chief Engineer at a government with 1-10 employees
Sep 25 2019

What do you think of IBM Storwize?

What is our primary use case?

I am using the private deployment model. 

What is most valuable?

The ability to create LUNs and modify them is the most valuable feature of this solution. It has a very good storage system. 

What needs improvement?

Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM Storwize for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has good scalability abilities. 

How are customer service and technical support?

They have good technical support. IBM has offices in Ukraine that have knowledgable engineers. They speak Ukrainian. 

How was the

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