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Dell Unity XT Primary Use Case

RP
Systems Engineering Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it for block storage for our entire VMware environment, which runs Windows, Exchange, and SQL Server. The Unity also provides block storage for bare metal Windows Server that run our backup software. We also use file storage primarily to store images.

I use it with three projects that I directly work with. Each of those projects has 80 to 100 virtual servers. We have sysadmins who are dedicated to each project and do all the admin tasks, like checking VMs, servers, storage, etc. There is a larger team of five or six systems engineers who backstop all three of those projects. We focus on architecting and configuring any servers, storage, and networking. We may also be called in to resolve performance concerns.

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PS
Senior Technical Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

We currently have three Dell EMC Unity XT units, all used for different applications.

The primary use case is general, all-around storage. We use it for both unstructured file and unstructured block storage and a lot of it is attached through a few systems to VMware.

The applications are databases and other similar products.

One of the units is used for diagnostic imaging, and another is used for file services such as the Hospital Management System (HMS).

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Melvin Thomas - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer at Prosperity Bank

Unity is utilized primarily for our vSphere/vCenter environment. It is where we keep all of our data stores and all of our LUNs and anything to do with our vSphere environment. We really don't usually assign any LUNs directly to servers.

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ST
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are running 3,000 VMs spread out over five such units.

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SN
GM IT Infrastructure at MSSL

We are using Dell EMC Unity XT for our Oracle EBS on-premise ERP solution for storage. Primarily, for our database needs. We are quite happy with the performance of our SQL Server. 70% of OLTP and 30% reporting is the workload on that particular storage.

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Muhammed Imran - PeerSpot reviewer
Officer, System Administrator at SKGH

We are a hospital with many business applications running in-house, as well as File Server Business Apps, which is why we need a three-tier architecture for NAS and storage.

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MB
DIrecteur Commerical at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

We can use Dell EMC Unity XT for backing up SAN and NAS drives. Mainly for databases and for file servers.

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PA
Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We use Unity solutions for our data center operations as a primary storage environment.

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FR
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it for user shares and VMs.

We have 200 people using it in our organization.

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ZH
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Unity is our central storage solution. All of our data is stored on this platform, so it's not just production servers in DR. We have two DR—near and far—so there are three sites in total. Unity holds all of our transactional data.

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IO
Senior IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt

I work as an integrator and this is one of the products that I have implemented in different locations. Most customers choose this product because they want to have faster storage. The XT series is all-flash, so it's fast.

I recommend it for ERP systems and for people running Oracle Database. I have implemented both of these. Most applications these days are implemented in a VM environment with a Hypervisor, and this product is well suited for virtualization.

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RB
Systems Administrator at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We used Dell EMC Unity XT for onsite storage.

We were moving from our HP3 power data center to a hybrid cloud solution. We still needed some onsite storage, but we wanted faster performance and a more efficient capacity. The flash storage generally outclasses older solutions, which was why we went down the flash storage route.

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François BRUNET - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsable de Production at Office National des Forets

I primarily use the solution for NAS network storage for the Microsoft environment.

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PM
Assistant Manager Specialist at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use Dell EMC Unity XT as a storage solution for a virtual machine datastore.

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KS
Head of Datacenter Department: at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a solution provider and the Dell EMC Unity XT series is one of the products that we implement for our clients. My role is in pre-sales and I help to design the solutions.

It is primarily used to provide our customers with an on-site, high-availability production server. It is also used to provide disaster recovery

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JM
Systems Programmer/Specialist -- Infrastructure Engineer at NC State University

This solution is used for primary storage. We have a single installment with many units throughout our on-prem environment. We only have one XT unit and it is used for one of our core environments. It provides critical services such as DHCP and DNS.

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EB
Consultancy Department Chief with 201-500 employees

We use it for a virtualization environment based on VMware vSphere.

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PF
It consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Dell EMC Unity XT is used for virtualization storage mainly with very few files and very little power consumption. We have on-premise deployment on our own organization. We have two Dell EMC Unity XT, and four IBM FlashSystems for our own consumption.  

Nowadays we implement Dell EMC Unity XT less and implement more Dell PowerStore solutions.

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HS
User at a media company with 10,001+ employees

We use this solution for customers who are looking for a cost effective option that provides an end to end solution for servers, backups and storage.

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MB
User

We use this solution for block storage delivery to the cloud.

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JD
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

I have a few customers who are using Dell EMC products for storage, backup, and other different purposes. 

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Tahir Mohammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Service Delivery Manager at Citrus consulting

My primary use cases of this solution are to install storage and perform tech refreshment.  

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AD
IT Infrastructure Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Dell EMC Unity XT is a storage solution. It is used to store data.

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Dragan Knezevic - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Presales System Engineer at Oblak Tehnologije doo

I mainly use Unity XT as a unified, hybrid storage system.

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Luiz Gasparelo - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at LNETWORK

We use Dell EMC Unity XT for its normal application for DB, Oracle, SQL and VMware and the file system, too.

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Dell Unity XT
May 2022
Learn what your peers think about Dell Unity XT. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2022.
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