We performed a comparison between Dell Unity XT and HPE Nimble Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Stable flash storage platform with good scalability, efficiency, and speed."
"Dell EMC Unity XT has good integration with VMware."
"The most valuable features of Dell Unity XT are the data compression for all of our VMs up to four times and the performance is good."
"The Unity XT box is very strong. It doesn't break. The MTBF time is very large so you don't have to worry about faults or outages in your operations."
"My storage team likes Unity's replication features. Three-site replication is a unique feature that EMC offers us."
"The most valuable features include snapshots, Thin Clones, and deduplication and compression."
"I have had no problem at all. I think this is one of the most important things. It is very good. Maintaining it and deploying updates require very low maintenance. We haven't had problems. We had to replace a couple of disks in all these years, but it was pretty straightforward."
"I have found Dell EMC Unity XT to be stable."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"The most valuable features are the duplication and compression traffic. We have second storage that we can use for the synchronization of data between the data centers."
"The capacity for data storage and compression is good."
"It is easy to use. Not too complicated."
"InfoSight is helpful because it is proactive support."
"It's very stable and fast, and I am very happy with the deduplication. It saves a lot of space, which is great."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."
"We have only used this solution for less than one year so I don't have any improvements suggestions yet."
"The reporting should be better. In other systems, you can create many different kinds of reports but this is not the case with Dell."
"They can certainly improve in terms of monitoring."
"Dell Unity XT could add a unit-to-unit replication. We haven't seen that because we don't have an additional one to test. However, it is not an improvement, but something that we would like to have visibility on how it's done or how it works."
"The solution should include a free process in the HPE portal that uses serial numbers to verify that hardware is genuine."
"I have a problem because between the Unity XT and the PowerMax, sometimes we need another product between these two products. There could be better integrated and the capacity of the size could be larger."
"Dell Unity XT could improve the compatibility of some of the features. Some of my customers had some problems. Additionally, it would be beneficial for the solution to have advanced AI and ML features."
"In terms of what could be improved, I would say its capacity and its connection."
"When we’re setting up the solution, making options available regarding the replication tool mechanism would be ideal."
"The solution could improve by having more granularity. For example, having the ability to go deeper into specific IO channels or specific latency issues that can happen would be a benefit. HPE has this ability on their side but it would be useful to have it on our side."
"I would like to have more administrative rights, for example, root-level administrative rights to the underlying OS of the storage array. We want more access to the kind of underlying infrastructure of the storage array rather than relying on support. However, most companies are looking to have more managed solutions which is the opposite direction of what I want."
"HPE Nimble Storage could be improved with some critical application or servers."
"The solution needs to be an active-active controller."
"I have problems with the next servicer. For example, I have a new device and it needs to connect to Nimble."
"I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage."
"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved."
Dell EMC Unity XT is one of the best all-flash storage arrays on the market today. Dell EMC Unity XT arrays are designed for performance, optimized for efficiency, and built for a multi-cloud world. In addition, they support digital transformation, enabling businesses to reach the full potential of their data capital quickly and easily. Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms provide the performance, efficiency, enterprise-class software, and virtualization integrations required for running a wide range of virtualized applications.
Dell EMC Unity XT Features
Dell EMC Unity XT has many valuable key features, including:
Dell EMC Unity XT Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Dell EMC Unity XT include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Dell EMC Unity XT users.
A Systems Engineering Manager at a manufacturing company says, "It is definitely one of the most robust, solid, well-performing products that I have dealt with. It is set it and forget it, which is pretty amazing." He also mentions, “We can do both block and file storage on one unit without purchasing a separate device.”
Peter S., Senior Technical Specialist at a healthcare company, states, “The most valuable feature is reliability. At the end of the day, it just runs. This solution is easy to work with and easy to maintain.”
PeerSpot user Melvin T., Senior Systems Engineer at Prosperity Bank, explains that the solution is “easy to use and we can add LUNs or space without interruption to end-users. We're able to access it from just about anywhere, as long as we have access to a browser. That feature is really neat because sometimes we will go to a different data center or a different site, and if we need to access it to see a LUN or to see any type of storage, we can do that. That's one of the big takeaways with Unity."
Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations.
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.
Dell Unity XT is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 34 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews. Dell Unity XT is rated 8.4, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell Unity XT writes "We can do both block and file storage on one unit without purchasing a separate device". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". Dell Unity XT is most compared with Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our Dell Unity XT vs. HPE Nimble Storage report.
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