Dell Unity XT Primary Use Case
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.
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).View full review »
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.View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are running 3,000 VMs spread out over five such units.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
I primarily use the solution for NAS network storage for the Microsoft environment.View full review »
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.View full review »
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 recoveryView full review »
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.View full review »
Consultancy Department Chief with 201-500 employees
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
We use this solution for block storage delivery to the cloud.View full review »
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.View full review »
My primary use cases of this solution are to install storage and perform tech refreshment.View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I mainly use Unity XT as a unified, hybrid storage system.View full review »
We use Dell EMC Unity XT for its normal application for DB, Oracle, SQL and VMware and the file system, too.View full review »