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SrEngine0613
Real User
Sr. Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 09 2018

What is most valuable?

In addition to the price point, you factor in all the features, like replication, and that it works great. Like most newer SANs, the interface... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the benefits it brings is the value for its price. It has saved us a lot of money. It does the job. It just works. We just bought a bunch... more»

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

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had a lot of VNXs that we retired and we moved over to Unity. But that's just a natural progression of the product line. We also replaced a... more»

What other advice do I have?

As for advice to someone who is interested in this type of solution, I would simply say, "Talk to so and so, because that's what they do, and... more»
ITManage593a
Real User
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Sep 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of use. Being able to configure it was easy, which I liked. It is easy to manage. Managing it, I get alerts if... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We currently have two Dell EMC Unities going. One of them at our primary on-premise DR site. They communicate with each... more»

What needs improvement?

It should be lighter. It takes up a ton of rack space. It would be nice to have a smaller footprint. It might be nice... more»

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

Simplicity of ownership is a no-brainer: * Obtaining a warranty is easy. * The price is very reasonable. * As far as... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

This is our first time that we moved into virtualization. We are largely an HPE shop.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to shop around to make absolutely 100% certain that it is what you want. You will want to come back to this... more»
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NetAdmin95898
Real User
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
Oct 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's all-flash. The solution is so easy to manage that I forget it is there. Their support is now a lot better, so that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As far as benefits, it gives us fast access orders for everybody in accounting, and it's working. It is all-flash and... more»

What needs improvement?

We have had issues with the capacity and some misunderstandings on how much compression that we should be able to see... more»

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

We bought the box of all the licensing that we needed and not run into anything where we would need any additional... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, all our servers were running one instance of Windows, and running as a particular application. Email... more»

What other advice do I have?

Spec it out with bigger drives than you think you will need, because when you do expand, you're going to wish you had... more»
SanAdmin9f5c
Real User
SAN Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* Being that we are heavily invested in VNX1s, the UI itself is fantastic, and the ease of administration is far better than Unisphere or Navisphere ever were. It's very easy to manage. * The fact that it has built-in APIs means our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've recently gone from a five-man team down to two, not because of the Unity solely, but we haven't necessarily had to replace everyone. We've been able to consolidate a lot of VNXs into just a couple of Unity's. We have less to manage and... more»

What other advice do I have?

A piece of advice when it comes to research is to try to find another company that's using what you're considering. After you talk to the salespeople, after you get the dog and pony show, have them connect you with somebody who's using it,... more»
SystemsE3b3e
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interface. It is really usable, easy to manage. Looking at that ease of management,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows junior engineers to administer it a lot, so senior engineers, like myself, don't have to do hands-on stuff.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like better integration with RecoverPoint. My major issue with the solution, all around, has been RecoverPoint... more»

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

As far as simplicity of ownership goes, I don't think there is anything aside from the maintenance licensing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had a VNX before and the one that we were using was starting to be phased out. We needed to keep on support and we... more»

What other advice do I have?

Test it really well first, and get somebody who knows what they're doing to set it up. The VAR that we were referred to... more»
Marc Mooney
Real User
Operations Supervisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of use would really be the best feature. We were easily able to get the correct performance details from it. And the configuration was... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of service and deployment, it was done easily. It was a big SAN beforehand, so being flash, it was configured quickly. The footprint... more»

What needs improvement?

It has ticked all the boxes for us so far. A fourth year of maintenance at a good price would be good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using something different. We were coming from the typical fiber background. We needed to get something new, so we looked at a few... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking at a flash-based system, one that you want to work and not to have to play around with it - to be sure it's working all the... more»
SeniorMa0a06
Real User
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 05 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is its cost. It was inexpensive compared to other arrays that we were looking at. It's also easy to manage. I... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is cheap and deep storage. It fits the business need that we had. I'm sure there are a number of other products out on the market that... more»

What needs improvement?

It does what we bought it for. I don't know that there's anything else that it needs to do that we're not leveraging from it already. From a... more»

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

Pricing was competitive compared to other products on the market. Among the ones we considered, Unity came in with the best price. Compared to... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is: Stay up to date on code. Regarding the purchasing process, we went through a VAR and it was easy. Once pricing was established,... more»
Madsen Wikholm
Real User
IT Manager
Jan 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of use is probably number one, compared to the previous storage that we've had. Easy scalability, easy set up.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It takes a lot less time to manage. Setting up new storage for virtualization is really easy, so it saves a lot of time... more»

What needs improvement?

Maybe deduplication would be something that would be better to have. Also, it's a fairly new management interface, so... more»

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

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used VNX previously. This was an upgrade from VNX. We've also used EqualLogic which, of course, is part of the same... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's really simple to use, set up, manage. Just be sure to know something about storage before you start, but that goes... more»
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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.

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