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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

It could help to add more detail on the networking side. Better integration with RecoveryPoint would be helpful. Support has a lot more access and visibility to things that are happening. If we have more visibility it would help for troubleshooting purposes and allow faster resolutions to issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

This really depends on how you want to use it. If you are a large-scale corporation that needs to have a highly scalable and high I/O usage this is a fantastic array. If you do not have static storage admin that centralizes on EMC storage than this could be a difficult array to manage.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
7.6
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
7.3
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
7.0
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Very reliable arrays with a notification system when a disk fails
  • Simple disk provisioning and mapping
  • Easy to upgrade the firmware
  • Fast access with a relatively cheap storage combination of flash and SATA drives
  • integrates with Vmware vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • It creates a fully redundant connection from multiple controllers that are always up even during updates.
  • Once setup there is little to no adjustments that need to be made to the storage array. All that's needed is volume updates.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Unity

  • Alerting: receiving an alert when an issue occurs. That is good to know. However, if the alert is cleared, or somehow no longer in alarm, no email is received. At times I will receive the email alert on weekends, not knowing if the issue is resolved or not until Monday when I can access the unit. I have learned in most instances, the alert is a false alarm, which could be a problem.
  • The alerting itself is sometimes not clear. For example, it tells me the link is down, we reset the connection, the link is still down, a tech was dispatched, he troubleshot, and finally the alarm cleared. This incident took almost a week. It went back into alarm after he left, then suddenly it cleared on its own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • The configuration portion is really difficult. If you are not a fully trained Dell storage admin you won't be able to setup this array.
  • The GUI is stuck in the 90's and has very little user-friendliness.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Dell EMC's support for the Unity array is normally quite good. However, when there are issues with the reporting and statistics, they often are not responsive.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The best part about this array is that once you have it configured it is pretty much done. There is little to no other configurations to be done other than normal volume adjustments. Support is great as they understand this array very well. The updates are very hands-off and are done solely by support. You contact them and then there are no other changes done on the end-user's side.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Unity

We selected the Dell EMC Unity after looking at several other vendor solutions. We were budget conscious and wanted to select a device which would bring known quantities to the table. We were looking for devices which could support flash drives as the read cache for frequently used files but also needed a device to fit within our sizing and budget.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

The EMC array is a lot more robust, but the PURE array does almost the same with about a tenth of ease from the configuration. It really depends on the type of backend servers that you need to support as to whether you need a EMC array or a PURE array.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Unity

  • ROI on VxBlock is not so good since RCM updates cost a lot.
  • ROI on Unity by itself is good, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • This storage array is great because it is an always on even during updates.
  • The negative is the time spent on configuring and the need for a dedicated storage admin.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
7.6
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
3.0
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.7
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0

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