Dell EMC Unity XT Other Solutions Considered

ITManage593a
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
We looked at VxRail, IBM, and Nutanix. Dell EMC Unity work out financially. VxRail was nice, but a lot more expensive and robust. Price-wise, Dell EMC Unity was right where we needed it to be. View full review »
NetAdmin95898
Network Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees
We also looked at iXsystems. We just purchased one of their boxes for storage. I've known iXsystems for a number of years, and they gave us a great price on an absolutely insane amount of storage because all we needed was a box set in a bunker for local backups. The Unity was just outrageously expensive for our needs, so we went with iXsystems. I've managed an iX box in the past. Those guys will bend over backwards to help you as well. So, that's why I chose to go with them. View full review »
SanAdmin9f5c
SAN Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We're a Dell EMC shop, we don't have any other storage vendors, so we don't really do a good job of looking into the storage vendors either. We have a good relationship with Dell EMC, we have a good sales guy and a good technical account manager. We trust them. When we told them that we had a lot of people asking for all-flash, that was the choice. We don't use enterprise-level stuff, we don't use VMAX. So we went with Unity. When selecting a vendor, the relationship with the technical support is pretty important. We've been a Dell EMC shop for a long time, so there are some guys in the tech support whose emails I have. I don't necessarily have to open up an SR. If I just have a question I can just email them and I'll usually get a response in a day or two. That keeps me from having to do some of that paperwork. The other thing, when selecting a vendor, if I were the number-crunching guy: Obviously a vendor who's willing to work on price is always going to be helpful. View full review »
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Director22e5
Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We looked at all-in-one, hyperconverged storage. We decided not to go that route simply because we've made such a huge investment on the networking side. If we had gone the hyperconverged route we would pretty much have had to rip all that out. Then we looked at Pure. In the end, we'd been partners with Dell EMC for so long that it didn't make sense to venture out into some unknown when we were talking about the main platform which we were going to build all our VMs off of. View full review »
SystemsE3b3e
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We were aiming more towards Dell EMC because that's what we had previously. View full review »
Analytic10f7
Analytics and Sustainment Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
We were on old Oracle storage and are still on some old Oracle storage. There are lots of options for storage solutions, but our technical and customer support team's experience with Dell EMC makes it a no-brainer for us. I hate to speak bad of folks, but we can't even get HPE to return our phone calls, in most cases. View full review »
Marc Mooney
Operations Supervisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
NetApp was one that we had, they were in contention. We had an IBM solution that they were going to put in place. EqualLogic was also on the shortlist. But we thought Dell EMC Unity would be a good choice for us. View full review »
SeniorMa0a06
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at NetApp, Infinidat, Pure. View full review »
Helpdesk5793
Helpdesk Supervisor at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at Pure. Unity beat out Pure. View full review »
SenSysEn2d3b
Senior Systems Engineer at BBH Solutions
We looked at a couple. We looked at Rubrik a little bit and we looked at some HPE arrays, but we decided to go with Dell EMC to keep up our partnership with them. View full review »
StorageA452f
Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
NetApp and HPE were on our shortlist. HPE support is not good, so we didn't choose them. NetApp does have some good technology, but the relationship that we had with Dell EMC was the reason that we chose them. View full review »
Dave Homp
Manager of Storage and Backup at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This one came down to either Dell EMC or Pure. We had a NetApp as well, but we weren't considering that. Pure doesn't really have the depth of product offering, so this was an easy choice for us. View full review »
StorageA7579
Storage and Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We only use Dell EMC and Pure for storage. We went with Dell EMC because of cost. We have an aging Isilon that we're also replacing. We do have Pure, we do the flash array there, but that's quite expensive compared to the Unity. What we needed was dependable cheap and deep storage. View full review »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
I have compared some similar solutions such as 3par and HDS VSP G Series. Among all the mid-range I have known EMC Unity XT series are designed for new IT requirements such as cloud compatibility, NVME ready, and capacity growth. View full review »
Owen Jackson
Senior IT Systems Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Primarily we're Dell EMC. We do have NetApp and they're pretty big, they're petabyte systems and they're primarily for a business-level project, not for enterprise storage. After using them, we definitely wanted to stick with Dell EMC. View full review »
Anthony Dominguez
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our shortlist also included Nimble. View full review »
DeputyCI6143
Deputy CIO at a insurance company with 1-10 employees
We have also used Dell EMC CLARiiON and Symmetrix within the Dell EMC shop. What attracted to us to Dell EMC Unity was its flash disk technology. Outside of Dell EMC, we looked at IBM and HPE. However, we have VMware as a recovery point for replication, and those VMware solutions work together well with Unity. View full review »
Jimmy Bortzfield
Virtualization engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
I did bring up other vendors that I have worked with: NetApp and HPE SAN. Comparing them to my previous work and working with Unity now, I find Unity a lot easier to work with. For example, the NetApp seems to be more complex in just the ease of setting it up. View full review »
Gopal Venkatraman
Senior Infrastructure Architect at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The local account team and system engineer are the best part of working with Dell EMC. View full review »
Rob Koper
Senior Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
No. We only use EMC View full review »
Mike McCurdy
Solution Architect - Data Center at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We worked with pretty much all of the major array manufacturers, and I can put my junior resources on it and not worry about them provisioning extra storage, scaling it, and adding to it. I don't hear from them anymore with, "How do I do this?", "Is this correct?", or "I broke it." View full review »
LeadManab259
Lead Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Based on the cost and performance the we needed, Unity was the best price. NetApp was not being price competitive. View full review »
SeniorDi1276
Senior Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We only had EMC on our shortlist. View full review »
Rolf Colmer
IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We had VPLEX, and it's a good merge with Unity. So, we didn't look very much further. We also looked at HPE and Hitachi. We went with Dell EMC since we are a Dell EMC house. View full review »
Jason Dong
Solution architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have worked with different vendors. However, right now, we are sticking with Dell EMC Unity as it seems like it is a very solid, mature product. View full review »
Sys32189Eng3
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We evaluated NetApp. We decided on Dell EMC because we are more familiar with them. View full review »
SeniorSy58bb
Senior System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our shortlist had IBM XIV Gen2. We landed on Unity because we had familiarity with the product. Unity has its roots in VNX and we had a number of VNX arrays. View full review »
NetworkE5be0
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We narrowed it down to Hitachi and Dell EMC. We put it out to bid and Dell EMC won. View full review »
HeadOfITa385
Head Of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most of the infrastructure we have is from Dell EMC, so we're locked in with Dell but that's fine. If you're happy with the specific product and vendor, why change? View full review »
SystemsA2504
Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Eia646c
Enterprise IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We also evaluated HPE and Lenovo. View full review »
Sanjy Kumar
IT Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We used VNX previously and although it was fast, the performance was poor. View full review »
Administ7d49
Administrador Almacenamiento-Respaldos at Exito
We picked Unity, as it is a mature, established solution. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC Unity XT. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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