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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 is very simplistic. I'm still used to the old-school SAN where you need a PhD to be able to configure it. I'll pick on NetApp as an example. To work on a NetApp, needing a certification isn't a recommendation, it's a... 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 of new Unity's that allowed us to do a lot of consolidation. Those four Unity's replaced 13 VNXs and older Unity's. In terms of simplicity of ownership, I think we still have somewhere in the neighborhood 20 Unity's and... more»
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 there are any type of issues. I had a hard drive go bad, which had never caused any issues. Dell EMC contacted me, and... 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 other. If we ever have to failover, it is right there and ready. We have integrated it with VMware, Exchange, Microsoft... 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 to have more integrated features instead of having everything as a separate module, like the networking. The networking is... more»
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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 have 20 years of managing EMC storage and it has been the same from day one, pretty much. We have... 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 compete just as well.

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 product perspective, I don't see any room for improvement. From a service perspective, they can do... more»
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. Compared to everything else, the Unity is, well, you could call it child's play. As long as you know what you're doing... 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 creating file shares. So, it does save us time, and cost when compared to any other storage solutions.

What needs improvement?

Maybe deduplication would be something that would be better to have. Also, it's a fairly new management interface, so work is still being done on that. But compared to other vendors and previous EMC storage, the Unity is really good. At the... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I didn't choose this solution. My boss picked the solution. I actually suggested something else from a different vendor. Personally, my opinion of it is there aren't a lot of great features with it.

What needs improvement?

There are plenty of areas for improvement. They can improve on the speed. They can improve on the dedupe features, because right now, if you're using certain functionalities, certain criteria, it doesn't dedupe. It's very limited in one sense, while other vendors dedupe on primary, on critical tier-1 data. You get support, but sometimes you have to sit there and... more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ease of management and “user-friendly” management environment (GUI). * Simplicity for deploying and controlling storage elements. * Ability to redefine storage policies and improve performance (adding dynamic cache and “Auto-tiering”).... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the environments for many customers who have transitioned from other vendors storage platforms to Unity, due to technical proposals and offerings defined by us.

What needs improvement?

There are features still to come, like compression and deduplication on hybrid platforms, VDM improvements to be developed for NAS environments, and also improvements in the “self-migration” tools to push or pool information (to assist the... more»
Reseller
Design Architect at Alexander Open Systems
May 08 2018

What is most valuable?

First, it's the "Unity," it's the name itself. It's unified, it does block and file, so that is pretty important to my customers who might have file servers around their environment. I can roll them all up into a single array, as well as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of their recently added feature sets, like the dedupe and compression, they have been a pretty significant improvement.

What needs improvement?

They added the dynamic pools, that was the biggest improvement. They have incorporated replication, RecoverPoint for BCDR, they have a good disaster recovery, they have a good replication strategy. I think they've got their spots covered.
Real User
Director of Technical Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 07 2018

What is most valuable?

The benefits are the simplicity, flexibility and the ease of integration between the Unity platform and VMware, for example, and Microsoft platforms; the integration tools and the simplicity of management. There have been big shifts, of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most customers are using it to gain some technical advantages through its simplicity and ease of use.

What needs improvement?

There really aren't many weak spots, not many places to improve it.
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What is Dell EMC Unity?

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.

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