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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • EMC VNX is suited for VMware environment as it integrates with vCenter.
  • Integrates well with SolarWinds storage monitoring software.
  • It is well suited for enterprise-level organizations with 100+ servers.
  • It is not suited for small businesses as it requires specialized administrators and has relatively high license cost.
  • It is not suited for businesses that host most of their servers on the cloud.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
7.6
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
7.3
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
7.0
EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • VNX has had very solid uptime. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have had very little if any downtime.
  • We have also used it for our home directories, and with the data dedupe on the file side it has saved us a lot of space.
  • Adding additional drive space has also been really easy.
Ryan Andrus | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • It occupies a large floor space in the data center.
  • Unisphere management interface uses Java, which is problematic to run.
Sam Majam | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • Dell EMC Unity is the improved version of EMC VNX. It has all the features in VNX with better performance.
  • NetApp all flash is faster and more expensive. It performs better with Citrix systems and VDI solutions.
  • HP MSA storage system is less performant and less expensive. It works better for file and CCTV data storage.
Timothy Sawah | 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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

  • I think it has provided improved reliability and performance [compared to] our previous solutions.
  • The lack of performance metrics has led us to need a 3rd party tool that integrates into our Vsphere environment to give us feed back on performance.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

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

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
7.5
EMC VNX (Discontinued)
3.6

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
3.0
EMC VNX (Discontinued)

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.7
EMC VNX (Discontinued)

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