Dell EMC Unity Pricing and License Cost

Sr. Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Its biggest valuable feature is its price point for the amount of storage and performance you get. It's a sweet spot. It's cheaper than the other SANs out there, but performs well enough. It fits that nice, middle-ground portfolio. If your small office or data center needs a couple petabytes, or just lots and lots of storage, it works great. Or if you need just a couple of hundred terabytes worth of storage, it works great. The price point hits that right spot. View full review »
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Simplicity of ownership is a no-brainer: * Obtaining a warranty is easy. * The price is very reasonable. * As far as licensing goes, I love how VMware works with Dell EMC Unity. It's great. They work hand in hand. They have made it so simple. View full review »
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
We bought the box of all the licensing that we needed and not run into anything where we would need any additional licenses from Dell EMC Unity. VMware is a different story, but as far as Unity goes, it's not been an issue. Currently, we buy directly from Dell EMC. We've tried going through resellers before, but we've found that if we go directly through Dell EMC, we get a good a price from being with the government. So, we are lucky there. We have that working relationship with the folks at Dell EMC, and sometimes I even get to run into the rep or specialist at events, which is great. I don't get that with a reseller. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
As far as simplicity of ownership goes, I don't think there is anything aside from the maintenance licensing. View full review »
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing was competitive compared to other products on the market. Among the ones we considered, Unity came in with the best price. Compared to other EMC platforms, Unity is nice because it is all-inclusive, in terms of the licensing model. That's unique for them, compared to other manufacturers. It is beneficial. We could use replication, native, right out-of-the-box. View full review »
Madsen Wikholm
IT Manager
More or less, I am the team. I do have three other guys, but yes, I was the one who decided to get this. The pricing was quite okay compared to others. We probably got it cheaper because we were the first ones out of the gate, but I would say that it's good value for the money. View full review »
Helpdesk Supervisor at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Licensing is a little bit confusing. Going through everything with them, there are a lot of line items to go over. Every single thing is broken down into a line item, and it starts to get really confusing in terms of what we're actually purchasing when it comes to the product. View full review »
Owen Jackson
Senior IT Systems Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Regarding the licensing, that was easy. As far as recurring costs go, all that is understood, what we need to keep in place. If we grow and scale, we also understand a license comes with that, too. In terms of integrating it with our existing apps, there was no additional cost, nothing we didn't expect. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager
For costing, you have to have a budget in mind because SANs can be fairly expensive and EMC offers a wide range of products. It is important that you know your requirements exactly before you go ahead and purchase one of those devices. Because it could be either under or over your requirements. View full review »
Lew Nix
Information Technology Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Dell EMC has a great portal for the licensing. It's very logical and easy to license. We integrated it with VMware vSphere at no additional cost. As we moved into VMware vSphere, this is what we bought to go with it for our storage performance. View full review »
Senior IT Business Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing has been quite difficult. It doesn't always auto-license. About half the time, when I provision one, I have to contact Service to get a license, or even go to our account manager to help get it straightened out. View full review »
Senior IT Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is up a little bit from what we used to pay so I'm hoping that it's a little bit of a better system than the VNXe was. But I still think it's a good value. It's new, so I'm sure there's room for the pricing to drop. We did have an issue with licensing once but we were able to reach out to the licensing group and do an online chat. They helped instantly, so that was nice. View full review »
David Cruz
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing is reasonable. We're using the Flex on Demand pricing. It's really good for us when we pay for what we use. It made it easy to get it inside since it's an OpEx and instead of CapEx expense. I can't say enough about the Flex on Demand because it gives you the agility you need. You can get it in there so easily. You don't have to be fighting with the CFO about how much it costs. It's a lot easier. View full review »
Deputy CIO at a insurance company with 1-10 employees
While Dell EMC is costly, I don't have any complaints about their licensing model. View full review »
Jimmy Bortzfield
Virtualization engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We purchased our Unity in September 2017. It was a simple process. We budgeted for it in the prior year. Then, we had the funds to take care of what we wanted to purchase. View full review »
Michael Silvestri
Assistant Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
When you look at what Dell EMC is compared to, like NetApp, they're all priced pretty similarly. I think the pricing of the hybrid model is good. Obviously, we would want cheaper prices but you can't get everything. View full review »
Rob Koper
Senior Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
no clue. I'm technical, I don't do prices View full review »
Daniel Calleja
Manager Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 11-50 employees
Pay for the training. At least negotiate with EMC to get the training done, because it is a good product and it is even better once you are shown how to use it properly. View full review »
Svetoslav Nanchev
IT Infrastructure and DWH/BI Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
We always do a business case, so I recommend that to others too. If the business case sums well, go forward. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
In terms of price, I would say that the support you're getting with it is probably an underestimated value that comes with the box you're buying. View full review »
Director, Solution Architecture at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
At the end of the day, the licensing cost is key, because every customer has a pain point, that the cost of each piece is high. So if we can bundle everything in a package, that is how the competitors are selling their footprint. For example, Pure, if you buy a box, everything comes with the box. So, in a similar fashion, if we can do anything along those lines, it will be better for the customer. View full review »
Jason Dong
Solution architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Dell EMC Data Protection license covers everything, like a one stop shop. All our options are covered. View full review »
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The solution should be cheaper. View full review »
VP IT at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is competitive. We miss some of the feature functionality that we had with the XtremeIOs but it's certainly suitable for the purpose. View full review »
Mark Glasson
Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer and Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dell EMC is very competitive on its storage pricing, and from our experience, is not only the superior solution, but the best priced. View full review »
Storage Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Licensing is fine. We worked with a sales rep to purchase our Unity. View full review »
Flavio Araujo
The licensing process is very simple and it has many features. I can't talk about pricing because I'm in a technical position and I do not have access to costs. View full review »
Jonathan Pierce
Senior systems program at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Because of the attractive price, we were able to get rid of more expensive arrays, standardize, and get rid of a lot of spinning disks. We also got rid of more expensive flash that we weren't properly utilizing. View full review »
Guy Shepperd
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It was easy to order. We are a big Dell shop, so it was easy to purchase and get it in place, then up and running. View full review »
Marcos Costa
Storage Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I believe there are other cheaper options, but you are not paying just for the "iron". The support in storage environment is a crucial thing to consider. Also, consider buying more flash disks for fast cache. View full review »
Deputy Manager Systems at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is relatively good compared to other vendors with the same specifications. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is right in line with competitors. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer in the Storage & Systems Practice at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Licensing is easy since all the software is included. View full review »
Joe Klein
Sr Storage Architect at a tech services company
Setup is simple, but at the expense of key management features. Pricing is as high as it has ever been for EMC. View full review »
Data Center & IT Infrastructure Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The pricing is fine and licensing is okay. View full review »
Ritesh Gangawat
Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This product is cheaper than the EMC VNX solution. It is good for small businesses. View full review »
IT Server Admin at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This device is worth it. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Go with the virtual appliance versus the hardware. View full review »
Juan Montoya
Platform Administrator
It is a good value given the benefits it provides. View full review »

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