Dell EMC Unity XT Pricing and License Cost

SrEngine0613
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 »
ITManage593a
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 »
NetAdmin95898
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 »
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SystemsE3b3e
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 »
Analytic10f7
Analytics and Sustainment Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
While it has a good price to start, they could always make it cheaper. We bought extended warranties out of the box because our customer has a bad habit of managing warranties. The service for the small things that we have had are always handled very quickly. View full review »
SeniorMa0a06
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 »
Helpdesk5793
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 »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
This product is suitable for customers who are looking for simplicity and cost-effective SAN storage products 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 »
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 »
SteveBauer
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 »
SeniorIT4792
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 »
DeputyCI6143
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 »
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 »
Sys32189Eng3
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The solution should be cheaper. View full review »
VpIT6a0f
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 »
StorageS9b07
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 »
NetworkE5be0
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year. 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 »
SystemsA06db
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is right in line with competitors. View full review »
Eia646c
Enterprise IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our CAPEX was close to $42,000 and operating costs are below $1000. View full review »
Administ7d49
Administrador Almacenamiento-Respaldos at Exito
The cost of it is good for us. We purchased a five-year warranty. View full review »
SystemsEbdd4
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Go with the virtual appliance versus the hardware. 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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