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Dell Unity XT Valuable Features

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

We can do both block and file storage on one unit. For our projects, we use both of those functions. This is a key feature for us, along with very solid, predictable performance.

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

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.

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Melvin Thomas - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer at Prosperity Bank

One of the features that I find most valuable is that it is easy to access. 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.

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Dell Unity XT
September 2022
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Francisco Gimo - PeerSpot reviewer
Management Information System Officer at a mining and metals company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature of Dell Unity XT is data duplication. Additionally, the management interface is simple, and is not a hassle using it. You don't need too much to learn or to be familiarized with it.

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Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewer
System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable aspects of this solution are its stability, performance, and ease of updating. Overall, it provides good performance and stability.

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

Good in-built monitoring tools from the System|Performance section Tab, from CloudIQ you can reach out to vCenter as well. ESRS (Call Home) on the service delivery part is valuable.

Remote Code update support (interactive or not) is free of charge , as you wish, nonetheless you are free to do it yourself as update are cumulative and retained on each new codelevel.

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SN
GM IT Infrastructure at MSSL

The solution overall has high performance.

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Muhammed Imran - PeerSpot reviewer
Officer, System Administrator at SKGH

The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it's a single block, a complete block that includes both NAS and SAN. This was our ultimate requirement because we do a lot of file sharing.

When compared to other solutions, particularly HP, they lack the complete block.

The complete block and file sharing are the most usable features.

The features we need are already included.

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

The most valuable feature is the dynamic cache of this product. It is very important. We have the physical cache and we can boost this cache using disks. All the products are mainly flash now and this is one of the main characteristics which our customers like.

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

Unity is scalable and you can configure it quickly. 

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Evangelos Nikolaidis - PeerSpot reviewer
Freelance IT Professional at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
  • One of the most useful features for us was the deduplication. It had been challenging for us to store certain types of data and to use patterns of storage to reduce storage size.
  • The IOPS and the speed were also an important part of the solution.
  • In addition, there was a Unity machine that offers block-level and NAS, and we used the block-level storage.
  • We also use the side-to-side storage verification for the recovery site.
  • Finally, the device was flexible and we could change the configuration to meet our needs.
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FR
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The snapshotting is slick.

I like how it separates the iSCSI drives from the standard shares. It has two different routes to it. I know most of the other solutions do this, but I just like the way that Dell EMC does it.

I like the dashboard, which gives me a quick reference on my monitor as to what is using what bandwidth.

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

My storage team likes Unity's replication features. Three-site replication is a unique feature that EMC offers us.

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

The setup and installation procedures are easy.

The management is done using a single console, which is good. You don't have to use a separate VM to manage the storage.

The most valuable feature of Dell storage systems is the tiering. However, with an all-flash system, there is no tiering.

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

Having gone down the flash storage route, we liked Dell EMC Unity XT because of its speed and efficiency. We did compare it with Pure, but we liked Dell because Pure is more niche, while Dell EMC Unity XT is more general purpose. We can also buy other things from Dell, and we get better prices from them, compared to Pure. In Pure, you can only buy storage. These are the things we liked about this product.

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

Overall, I've had a very good experience with the solution so far.

Integration is easy with this product.

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

The high availability of Dell EMC Unity XT has been the most important feature.

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SV
Technical Specialist at Pouyan Pardazesh Tehran Co

The solution allows for easy, useful replication with good features for VPLEX and VIVO. 

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

The most valuable features are its performance and simplicity.

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

The inline deduplication and data reduction capabilities have been the most valuable.

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EB
Consultancy Department Chief with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features include

  • Snapshots
  • Thin Clones
  • Deduplication and compression.
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PF
It consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Dell EMC Unity XT has good integration with VMware.

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MG
Pre-Sales and Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature that Unity had at that moment was the ability to communicate with the previous family, the Clariion. So, the migration and all the data transfer was really easy.

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

The unified storage feature is valuable because it means my customers don't require the setup of a separate mass. They can use the existing storage system as a mass.

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.

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MB
User

This is a tier-three solution and it gives us what we need for archiving and backups.

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VB
IT Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

What I found most valuable from Dell EMC Unity XT is its easy management through its multi-cloud support. They also offer remote support or secure remote services, which I also find valuable. The support they provide their users is very good, and they'll really help whenever you need support.

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GeorgeKaravitis - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Digital Horizon

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.

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

On the Data Domain side, the most attractive feature is the compression ratio, which none of the other products in the market are currently able to provide. On the Unity side, what customers mostly like is the availability guarantee. 

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

The most valuable features of this product are its reliable storage and its archiving feature.

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Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd

The most valuable feature of Dell Unity XT is the GUI, it is very good. End users can manage using it. Additionally, the documentation is of high quality and it integrates well.

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

The most valuable feature is the fast cache with functionality rewrite. 

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ZR
Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The interface of the solution is good.

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Luiz Gasparelo - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at LNETWORK

The feature that I have found most valuable is the unified storage and its capabilities for block-access, file access, and the center box.

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Buyer's Guide
Dell Unity XT
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Dell Unity XT. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.