Dell EMC Unity Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

All Flash Only * Designed as only flash with the xx50 designation. This array was never intended for spinning disk or… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were quite hesitant on the array size when it was pitched as our replacement of an aged SAN. We were guaranteed we… more»

What needs improvement?

I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other Tier 1 SAN vendors have enhanced cloud analytics… more»

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

Remember, you are charged per disk with a 3PAR array for licensing. Make note of this when considering future capacity. A… more»

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

Our previous solution was retired due to capacity and performance issues. HPE really addressed our issues with their… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Make sure that you are trained on the nuances of 3PAR technology if you select this Storage Area Network. * There are… more»
BobWhitcombe
Reseller
Technical Sales Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the tight VMware integration, due to the migration from bare metal to virtualized… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We took a while to jump onto VNX – largely for file with our block storage handled by EMC Symmetrix. VNX turned out to be… more»

What needs improvement?

Storage is undergoing a sea change in affordable cost per bit, solid-state drives and new latency requirements for… more»

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

Time your acquisitions and license discussions around year-end close.

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

We were using EMC Symmetrix and NetApp previously but moved our midrange file to VNX due to the commonality of the tool… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be clear on what your storage applications are and what level of scale you need. For the big Kahuna in the back end, we… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 31 2018

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. E.g., our database team used to spend 93 days backing up and restoring databases. This product has reduced that time into minutes… more»

What needs improvement?

Part of our company works on Dell EMC because Pure Storage did not have synchronous applications when we were purchasing our products. If Pure Storage had its features at parity with its competitors, it could move ahead.

What other advice do I have?

Pure Storage is now our de facto standard product to use. The analytics were gathered for this environment, and the environment is big. Production-wise, it is running Oracle, and performance-wise, it is running enterprise applications.
Mahad Mohamed
Real User
System Administrator ll at Calabrio
Jun 16 2017

What is most valuable?

Deduplication and compression.

How has it helped my organization?

Improved performance. It's made my life easier. It integrates very well.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see SSL Certification. For someone like me who has been in the field for a long time, it’s easy to overlook. However, for someone… more»

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

We knew we needed a new solution because we needed something for restored backup.

What other advice do I have?

I would say jump on it right away, because it's really the solution. It is really user-friendly. It will make everybody's life easier. It's really… more»
WebOpsManager15
Real User
Web Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The hardware is the best feature of the product. We have not seen many drive failures. The V9000 all-flash is constructed… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has not made us more efficient from a deployment standpoint. That is why we have been migrating to a hyper-converged… more»

What needs improvement?

* The overall code. * The ability to have built-in reporting to understand the health of the array. * Stability within the… more»

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

Not worth the money.

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

We previously used EMC. We switched based on cost.

What other advice do I have?

There are far better products with better support for less cost. The hardware itself is good, but the code that runs on it… more»
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