Dell EMC Unity XT Primary Use Case

Director22e5
Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use it for our primary storage platform. All of our primary VMs run off of it. View full review »
Analytic10f7
Analytics and Sustainment Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
We use it for replacing legacy storage. It's just a one-for-one. This is primarily for storage and the data aspect of it. View full review »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
I'm a data center solution architect at Merdasco and based on our customers' needs, we build solutions for them. This product is very flexible, powerful, and suitable for many environments. Dell EMC Unity OE provides block LUN, VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols), and NAS file system storage access. Multiple, different storage resources can reside in the same storage pool, and multiple storage pools can be configured within the same DPE/DAE array. View full review »
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Gopal Venkatraman
Senior Infrastructure Architect at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using it mostly for VMware and Wintel. It is also for applications, like SQL, which need to be used on multiple different operating system, such as Windows, Linux, and sometimes Citrix. We use it with virtualized infrastructure. We use QoS and snapshots features, which I like. View full review »
Mike McCurdy
Solution Architect - Data Center at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are using the All-Flash storage for block and file use cases. All of our corporate file shares and all of our VMware infrastructure items for manager service platforms are running off of Unity. We are running a hosted collaboration: video, voice, and all types of online collaboration solutions for our customers. We have been doing it for years and just needed to migrate to the next level. View full review »
LeadManab259
Lead Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use the Unity to back-end our VMware virtual stack. We run VMware vSphere on it. It's a hypervisor, and that is what we are required to run all our VMs for both Horizon and our internal services. View full review »
SeniorDi1276
Senior Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for our converged infrastructure in our VxBlock. We put all our applications on it since it is our back-end storage. We have just one storage area that we dump everything on and scrape for all of our mixed workload use. View full review »
Rolf Colmer
IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's our primary storage. It is just for VMWare with a lot of Fail Over clusters. For our mission critical applications, we run SQL, Oracle, Fail Over server clusters, VMWare, and databases. We use it for our primary VMWare environments, with a VPLEX, just for failover and performance. We use it for Windows Plus! because you need shared storage. In addition, we use it for healthcare systems. We only use it for block storage. We don't use any other features. We have a VPLEX for applications. View full review »
Mohammed Mahrous
Storage Support Manager at Alinma Bank
We have different models of VNX and we have Unity. We use them for file sharing and for block serving in non-production systems. We don't have a dedicated application running on Unity, but we are using it and file sharing to run multiple systems, but it is not the core. It's used by a lot of applications, but we use it to share files between different applications on different platforms. View full review »
SeniorSy58bb
Senior System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Right now, Unity is a backup target. The IT challenge we resolved with this solution was having a backup target. With Unity we've got DDVE, or Data Domain Virtual Edition loaded. It was an array that was not being used for anything in particular and we had a need for the data domain capacity, so we're using it as a backup target under DDVE. View full review »
SeniorEn4274
Senior Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for data storage, for file. View full review »
Engineer754c
Engineering Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for both file and block in a converged system, supporting a VMware environment and virtualization. VMware is the primary use case. View full review »
NetworkE5be0
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
This was for our SAN storage. Pretty much everything runs on this: databases, servers, etc. View full review »
Albie Bokingkito Jr.
Storage and System Engineer at Thales Services SAS
We bought a couple of 450F and 650F to replace our ageing VNX family. The primary use case is for block storage, and VMware for our tier-2 applications. View full review »
Eia646c
Enterprise IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is for a customer who does virtualization. View full review »
JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for remote sites with greater than 20TB & less than 100TB in block storage requirements. We utilize Dell EMC Unity 350f for ESX hosts and some CIFS & NFS NAS needs. We also use these arrays for DR needs to help control cost for primary block storage needs. View full review »
Sanjy Kumar
IT Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for our databases. We also use some of the applications provided. View full review »
Administ7d49
Administrador Almacenamiento-Respaldos at Exito
The primary use case is NAS. View full review »
Engineere566
Engineer of IT Operations at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is for our data center and hypervisor cluster. View full review »
Solution672f
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The primary use case is storage. View full review »
Val Sondoyi
Tech Lead at Complete Enterprise Solutions
This solution is our primary storage for all workloads. It has good replication and integration with VMware. 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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