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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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 VPLEX

This works in two fold. First it creates a copy of the data in two locations, protecting the data from a SAN or a NAS failure. Second, it provides a data point in a second location that can be used as storage for a stretched virtual cluster, giving a virtual stack a means to continue operation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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

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 VPLEX

  • High Availability
  • Fail Over
  • Business continuity
Anonymous | 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 VPLEX

  • Requires high bandwidth low latency connectivity between sites.
  • Cost wise it is expensive because you have to purchase with a mirror in mind.
  • Configuration can be difficult.
Anonymous | 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 VPLEX

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 VPLEX

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 VPLEX

When this was purchased there was no other product that could achieve what we were looking for, now this feature is pretty standard with storage platforms. It is a costly solution not just the hardware but the infrastructure to support it. It requires a connection between sites with at least 3 gigabytes per second and sub 5 millisecond latency and a network infrastructure capable of handling that
Anonymous | 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 VPLEX

  • Reduced down time.
  • Provides business continuity.
  • Reduces single point of failure on the SAN.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

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

EMC VPLEX

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 VPLEX
8.0

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
3.0
EMC VPLEX

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.7
EMC VPLEX

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