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Score 8.3 out of 100

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity is a hybrid solution. That is, it is indicated for environments that do not need specific and customized solutions. For general use, it guarantees an excellent performance, with the possibility of delivering 60TB NAS to end-users. However, if the environment is critical, there are solutions, from Dell itself, that are more appropriate. For example, do not try to use it as database storage, it will not have acceptable performance.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

It's well suited for mid-range to upper mid-range companies. High availability with hyperswap provides 100% availability. Single FlashSystem 7200 provides 99.9999% (6 nines). It's good for moving infrastructure to the new generation protocol NVMe. With NVMe it provides lower latency and higher TPM (transaction per minute) for database workloads.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
8.4
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
8.8
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.9
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
9.1
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
6.4
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.5
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.2
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.3
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
8.7
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Dell EMC Unity once stood up is reliable and performs to expectations.
  • Dell EMC Unity has improved on the end user management experience over their older product suites
Rakesh Lohar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • Performance is the crucial element to be highlighted, as it delivers the best in class industry performance.
  • Guaranteed compression ratio, one of the leading in [the] industry we got a 2:1 guaranteed and it achieved as per the commitment.
  • Reliability is one of the main elements which works really well, even being a storewide family product it delivers [the] best reliability features.
  • [The] footprint is key, as it helped us to reduce our organization's 2 racks storage capacity into a 2U rack space.
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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • IBM has been a leader in data management for a long time and Flashsystem doesn't give much to its competitors to challenge it. they're very robust
  • though the UI to work with takes some time to get used to for DataBase Admins
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity

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IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 8.7
Based on 4 answers
The results we have obtained are much better than expected, the amount of IOPS are good but the latency is very good, although it is not the best for databases and sequential writing, the team meets and exceeds expectations for secondary storage. , I am convinced that for small and medium-sized organizations it can be a great alternative considering the cost per TB, the ease of implementation, the ease of use and the support.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.9
Based on 9 answers
Support for Dell EMC Unity is great. Only the upgrade support takes a bit longer. If the upgrading support were to be faster it would be 10 out of 10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is just IBM, it is pretty good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Unity

Unity is the successor to the EMC VNX but has a much simpler and more user-friendly interface. It is also much more easy to manage and integrate with VMware.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

I selected IBM Flash System 7200 because it is affordable, efficient, reliable and easy to use. It does not have complicated functionalities and it is very fast and stores data in a safe manner. IBM Flash System also has an on premise to hybrid cloud functionality which enables our organization to switch between the two storage options whenever suitable[.]
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Unity

  • Less business downtime and reliability is a major business concern. DELL EMC UNITY addresses this concern well and provides robust storage.
  • Investing in UNITY system is less expensive than all-flash storage systems.
  • Managing and provisioning VMware disks became simpler from a single interface in the Vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • The maintenance of IBM FlashSystem 7200 is also quite costly, which is not easily affordable for all.
  • IBM FlashSystem 7200 has a spare drive system, which has never disappointed me so far. Furthermore, security and the policies of IBM FlashSystem 7200 are also great just like a user would want.
Peter Suter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
8.8
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.9
IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0

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