Dell EMC Unity XT Room for Improvement
Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
What I'd like to see is a little more detail on the networking side. I can go into where it's showing me the replication, but when I go into the network it just gives me broad-based information. I don't know which replication job is actually feeding it. I have to go in and rely on other apps. But I'm thinking, "It's on there. It should be able to tell me this is the one that's eating up the bandwidth."View full review »
This product needs to have better integration with enterprise backup solutions and archiving devices. Also, it would be improved with better flexibility for replicating with third-party SAN storage products. There are some SAN solutions that help customers to manage their data centers easier than the past.View full review »
If I can connect to my Unity through my iPad or my cellphone to check everything is okay and view the information via a dashboard.
I would like to have secure mobile connectivity going forward. This would help me be more proactive.View full review »
The dedupe and compression ratios on the Unity are not quite where we want them. We are getting better data efficiencies on the VNX than we are on the new Unity. We found this a bit interesting. We would like to see improvement there.
We noticed in the last release of code that there were some inefficiencies around getting our data efficiency up in terms of dedupe and compression.View full review »
Lead Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There were a couple features that came out a little later than we originally believed, but they did come pretty much on time and met our schedule.View full review »
Senior Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
As the solution continues to grow and gain more traction, things will come up that will just continue to deepen the integration between VMware, vCenter, and all those other components. Anything in the divisibility there and additional tools is always great.View full review »
IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would like better monitoring capabilities: more historical data with more insight into the performance for the database. We now use a separate tool for it. Therefore, it would be nice if we could have that straight from the tool.View full review »
Storage Support Manager at Alinma Bank
If you compare it with VMAX, where we communicate with the box through Solutions Enabler and there are a lot of commands and a lot of flexibility, the command line for Unity needs to enhanced.View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We plan to buy Unity again in the next 12 months and we'll have to see what the next generation of Unity brings to us. But so far, there are no additional features needed.
There's always room for improvement with the UI. That can be a little cumbersome at times.View full review »
Currently, the protocol SNMP is not implemented. That's a problem, as we follow this protocol and I can't check the integrity of this equipment.View full review »
Senior Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We went to the PowerMax because of the needs that we have for the business. We're doing true enterprise-level storage. So we went from Unity to PowerMax to give us that tier that we were looking for.View full review »
Engineering Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We'd like to see a cheaper version of an all-flash array in that footprint.
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We would like to see the synchronous replication process included in the next release. Not having this downgraded our performance by 65 percent. This really needs to be improved.View full review »
Enterprise IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I haven't seen the roadmap for this solution.View full review »
We would like to see the concept of Storage Groups brought back to this product line. Manually assigning new LUNs & removing LUNs at sites with a few ESX hosts in a cluster is fairly easy and straightforward, but when you have large clusters with twenty to thirty hosts, this becomes a burden. Because of this, we have limited the use of Unity systems in our larger data centers.View full review »
Administrador Almacenamiento-Respaldos at Exito
The application's administration needs improvement and become better. It previously was better.View full review »
Engineer of IT Operations at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't think we are really pushing our Unity, which we have discussed with Dell EMC.
I would like them to continue to build on the solution and expand on the functionality, like replication.View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is missing some features, like deduplication.View full review »
Tech Lead at Complete Enterprise Solutions
This solution would be improved with the addition of flexible raid volumes.View full review »