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Dell Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The high availability of Dell EMC Unity XT has been the most important feature.""Initial setup is a simple process.""When I have an issue and need technical support, I reach out to them either through chat or by submitting a service request, and the response is good.""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.""The solution overall has high performance.""I have found Dell EMC Unity XT to be stable.""This solution is easy to work with and easy to maintain.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the unified storage. Also, its capabilities for block-access, file access, and the center box."

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"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution.""The pricing is very reasonable.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""Generally stable with good technical support.""The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications.""The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related.""OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."

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Cons
"The pre-sales technical support and technical engagement could be made better for this product.""Scalability of this solution could be improved.""It could be improved in the area of management flexibility. For example, I really need to set read-only access for LUNs, and there's no such option with Unity XT.""We have only used this solution for less than one year so I don't have any improvements suggestions yet.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the deduplication part, because for large deduplications, you need an extra appliance to do it in order to avoid having problems in performance. I think that could be improved, because everything should be included in the product, not with an appliance from the outside.""It could go faster. Make it bigger, better, and faster at a lower price, and I am there.""Having more artificial intelligence tools built into the solution would be a great benefit. This would allow us to see more about the workloads and higher visibility, such as performance degradation.""The initial installation is straightforward and took approximately one hour. However, the full process was not as simple as IBM."

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"In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.""We did experience a little latency with this solution.""I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions.""The solution could improve by having better integration.""CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain.""Technical support could be more helpful.""The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of Dell EMC Unity XT is higher compared to other solutions. The price should be less expensive."
  • "Pricing for this product is manageable, though slightly higher than comparable products."
  • "The solution is very expensive."
  • "The solution is very expensive."
  • "This solution is a good price for what you get."
  • "Here is our major complaint with pricing. Dell EMC comes to us and gives us a price. We are like, "Well, this doesn't even compare to what we got on the last project." We say, "No, you should bring it down to this level." Then, they come back again and we are sort of in the middle again. I am like, You already sold us other stuff at a better price. We are not going to just say, 'Yes,' because we are out of time.""
  • "I liked the price point when we purchased it."
  • "We looked at HPE Nimble but the price of the Unity XT was very good compared to the competition."
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  • "Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
  • "We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the features the customer wants, such as storage, RAM, and processors, but in general, Huawei is much cheaper compared to Dell and Cisco."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Dell EMC PowerStore is a unified storage platform that has the added benefit of being scalable. The automated management of resources feature provides a more simple administration. I found the… more »
    Top Answer:As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets Dell EMC Unity will generally have a better price at parity performance over… more »
    Top Answer:Using this solution has meant that I do not need to look for different partners to provide me with solutions like a backup service. Dell provides end to end solutions.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications.
    Top Answer:The pricing depends on the features the customer wants, such as storage, RAM, and processors, but in general, Huawei is much cheaper compared to Dell and Cisco. I rate the price of Huawei OceanStor a… more »
    Top Answer:In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.
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    Also Known As
    EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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    Overview

    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:

    • Unified storage flexibility: With Dell EMC Unity XT you can consolidate separate storage platforms into a single Unity XT unified storage system via a simple and intuitive (HTML5) management GUI that also connects you to CloudIQ.

    • All-inclusive data protection: Dell EMC Unity XT offers a reliable way to protect application data with all-inclusive data protection services, including snapshots, data-at-rest drive encryption, replication, thin clones, and dynamic pools.

    • Software-defined solutions: Dell EMC Unity XT provides software-defined storage and HA for on-prem and in the cloud solutions.

    • Multi-cloud alignment: With Dell EMC Unity XT you have the ability to build and manage an effective data-first multi-cloud strategy. It allows you to consolidate public and private cloud resources that align with your business goals.

    • Metro node: This feature enables automated business continuity with zero RPO and RTO. It also provides greater flexibility through multi-platform support and replication to any array and has zero performance impact on the storage array.

    • Scalable file system: Dell EMC Unity XT is built with a robust 256TBu file system. The UFS64 file system includes up to 256 independent VMDK clones, 16 thin clones, space efficient snapshots with a simple space reclaim and low IO impact, file system shrink that can reclaim free blocks, simplified Quotas for User, and much more.

    • DevOps integrations: Dell EMC Unity XT supports the Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin to run Kubernetes workloads.

    Dell EMC Unity XT Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Dell EMC Unity XT include:

    • High-speed data access
    • Low latency
    • Dual-active controller architecture
    • Multi-cloud
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Cost efficient
    • Solid performance

    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."

    OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

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    Sample Customers
    Draper, Rio Grande Pacific, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell Unity XT is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 29 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews. Dell Unity XT is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.8. 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 Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". Dell Unity XT is most compared with Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray and Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, HPE Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor report.

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