Dell EMC Unity XT ROI

SrEngine0613
Sr. Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
From an ROI perspective, I'll put it this way: When we've tried to buy other SANs, the Unity ROI makes it impossible to buy them. So usually, the only time we buy another SAN is when the ROI isn't a factor, when Unity can't do the job. From an ROI perspective, it's great because it beats out everything else. We've tried to look at other options but, at the end of the day, when you price it out, the Unity wins. View full review »
ITManage593a
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
When I first got the Dell EMC Unity system, I converted all of our physical machines to virtual, which: * Eliminated the need for a $300,000 cost upfront to extend warranties. * Eliminated the electricity that was being used along with other inadvertent items, such as cooling. The AC doesn't run as much in the data center now. * We went from about 45 servers down to one, which is amazing. * As far as purchasing additional servers, there is no need to buy hardware. It's all right there. Since we have deployed, this has easily saved us close to about $300,000 easily. The time to set up has definitely improved. That is ROI for us. We save time spinning up a new server. If you ask me today for a new server, I can have it ready by the end up the day. When we were using hardware, it would take us about three weeks. We would have to provision a server. We would have to spec it out, buy it, assemble it, install the OS, back it, then we were finally ready to go. Whereas now, by the end of the day, I have a very nice server. View full review »
SystemsE3b3e
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
As far as cost is concerned, it does great deduplication. From a storage perspective, we save money being able to dedupe right on the disk. It's easy to manage, which saves us time. Overall, that time is money; it saves us money. It has a pretty good ROI. View full review »
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Analytic10f7
Analytics and Sustainment Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
The benefit that we have seen is in uptime. View full review »
Marc Mooney
Operations Supervisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The ROI comes down to the level of effort that we've had to put in to make it work, which has been relatively small. That's a massive return on investment for any team. View full review »
SeniorMa0a06
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I didn't put together an ROI for this product. We had a fixed budget that we wanted to invest in storage for development teams. This fit the bill. View full review »
Helpdesk5793
Helpdesk Supervisor at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
The fact that it reduces our downtime gives us incredible cost savings. Our industry is agriculture. We do market trading. Seconds are everything that matters. That minute, or the few minutes, that we save can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars. If that happens in the middle of the day, since we are trading constantly, reducing the amount of time that it takes, when something goes down, to get back up is cost savings. View full review »
SenSysEn2d3b
Senior Systems Engineer at BBH Solutions
We don't have many numbers in terms of ROI because we've only had it about nine months, but we definitely see the performance value. View full review »
StorageA452f
Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I get fewer calls at night. That's my ROI. View full review »
Dave Homp
Manager of Storage and Backup at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ROI is right where we need it to be. It's a reasonably priced array. It performs a function that we absolutely need, and it definitely fits where we want it to be. We wouldn't use it for everything but, where we use it appropriately, it makes a lot of sense. View full review »
StorageA7579
Storage and Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've only had it running for not quite a year yet. I can't say, versus our other arrays, if the ROI is better or worse at this point. View full review »
MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
This solution has just released and time can say how it could be valuable and stabe in the customer's area. View full review »
Owen Jackson
Senior IT Systems Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Three years is probably the best that we get for the return on our investment. It takes three years to actually get it back. View full review »
Lew Nix
Information Technology Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
By doing virtual and reducing our footprint of servers, we're definitely not pulling as much power as we were. The time savings of not having to do virtual reboots rather than physical reboots of boxes. ROI probably has been more in time and uptime than in dollars saved. We have definitely had more uptime in the past year since we've been on this than we've had in previous years. View full review »
DeputyCI6143
Deputy CIO at a insurance company with 1-10 employees
In the past, we used to have a physical server dedicated for Exchange or SQL. We have been able to virtualize those systems. Therefore, we cut our costs on the hardware and the backup is simpler in a VM environment. With Unity, we can easily replicate all our data to our production. For DR, the solution is very efficient for us. It has also allowed us to centralize our data repository. View full review »
Jimmy Bortzfield
Virtualization engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
In the SQL Server instances in our data warehouse, we immediately saw a great return on investment. View full review »
Michael Silvestri
Assistant Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't know an actual number for ROI but, especially because we are a small IT shop, having something that is easy, that doesn't take a lot of time to set up, monitor, and manage helps us a ton. We can focus on other things. View full review »
Rob Koper
Senior Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
LeadManab259
Lead Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The return on the investment was simply speeding up our entire vSphere stack, which allowed our developers and engineers to get their workloads done faster and simpler. We were experiencing VM snapshot times of 45 minutes to two or three hours, and it shrunk it down to under five minutes. View full review »
Mike McCurdy
Solution Architect - Data Center at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We were able to downsize the storage utilization and dedupe with compression, then go with a smaller array, increase our performance, and ease of use. View full review »
David Silberhorn
Senior Systems Engineer at Midland States Bank
I am not sure we've gotten to the point of getting a return because we've spent three years investing in trying to build out our SAS platform. I'm not sure we're there yet. View full review »
SeniorDi1276
Senior Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is a brand new data center, so we haven't quite seen the ROI yet. Just from an overall power and heating usage, it costs substantially less than some of our existing solutions. View full review »
CloudEnga630
Cloud Engineer/System Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
I definitely see value in it. We will probably implement it in other locations that we have as well, since we currently only use it at our main location. It has definitely been useful equipment. View full review »
Rolf Colmer
IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
With the large Unity that we bought, it has saved us about one and a half rack space. That's our return on investment on our flash array. We also need less Fibre Channel connectivity. View full review »
Jason Dong
Solution architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can see improvement since moving to the inclusive licensing. View full review »
VpIT6a0f
VP IT at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's hard to say what our ROI is. We don't do a lot of hard ROI. View full review »
Jonathan Pierce
Senior systems program at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We have seen tremendous ROI. View full review »
Guy Shepperd
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Our big return of investment is the ability to scale and not add FTE counts nor extra administration. View full review »
Solution672f
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We have seen ROI 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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